Team Alberta ended their preliminary tournament tonight, playing against Ontario. The two equal-strength teams played a solid hockey game throughout, fighting for pool seeding with the winner taking the second place.

The first goal of the game came into the 13th minute of the second period, in Ontario‘s favor. The game remained intense with scoring opportunities happening on either side of the rink.

The third period was as exciting as the first two periods with crisp passing, fast breakouts, controlled play by both teams. Unfortunately for the Alberta ladies, a shot from the blue line in the eighth minute was deflected and trickled into the back of the net, surprising the Alberta netminder for Ontario’s second goal.

Trailing by two goals, Alberta pulled their goaltender with three minutes left in the game to beef up the offense. A delay of game penalty later by an Ontario player, Team Alberta found the back of the net with 1:27 left in the third period, thanks to a well-placed wrist shot by Teghan Inglis.

Despite the late-game surge, Alberta ran out of time and couldn’t produce a second goal, conceded the 2-1 victory to their opponents.

Both goaltenders were solid in front of the net, with Kayle Osborne of Ontario taking the victory. Ontario outshot Alberta 38-21.

Team Alberta finished in third place of the Pool B standings and will advance to the following round to face Manitoba Thursday at 4:00 pm at the Downtown Arena.