Team Alberta faced off against Manitoba in quarterfinals action at the Downtown Arena in Red Deer. Televised on TSN across the country, the game was fast pace right from the beginning.

The first period was fast and furious on both sides of the ice, but impressive goaltending prevented a single goal being scored. Alberta’s defense looked solid, killing three straight penalties to survive the first period.

Coming out of the locker room, Alberta took advantage of a power to open the score in the fifth minute of play, a goal courtesy of Teghan Inglis. Alberta continued to put offensive pressure and capitalized with just under four minutes to go in the period. Sarah Wozniewicz netted the goal that gave Alberta a 2-0 lead.

The third period was all about protecting the lead, and Alberta was very successful in doing so. With two minutes left in the third period, Manitoba pulled their goaltender with the hopes of narrowing the gap and shifting the momentum. But Alberta squeezed an Empty Net goal to secure the 3-0 win, advancing to the next round.

Alberta netminder Bella McKee was credited with the shutout, stopping all 29 shots.

Alberta advances to the semifinals round.