The women’s hockey from Alberta was back on the ice tonight at the Centrium arena, facing Nova Scotia. Televised on TSN as part of the Canada Games coverage, the women bounced back from a disappointing loss yesterday to British Columbia.

Nova Scotia opened the score in the third minute of the first period. Team Alberta’s picked up their game took control of the game, scoring halfway into the opening period, a goal courtesy of Aliya Jomha. Alberta remained aggressive for the remainder of the game, missing various interesting scoring opportunities.

Coming back from the locker rooms for the second period, Alberta continued their offensive pressures. But Nova Scotia took advantage of a defensive mistake deep in Alberta’s end and netted a goal on a big rebound from a quick shot, regaining their one-goal lead.

In the third period, Alberta tied the game at two after Sarah Wozniewicz scored in the fourth minute of play. Nova Scotia took advantage of a powerplay with nine minutes to go and once more took the lead. But just a minute later, Danielle Serdachny found the back of the net from the powerplay, equalizing the mark at three goals apiece. With two minutes to go in the third period, Alberta had a golden opportunity to get the game-winning goal on a powerplay, but couldn’t materialize, sending the game to overtime.

In sudden death overtime, no winners could be declared, sending the game to shootouts.

In the shootout, after two missed attempts by each team, Stephanie Markowski found the back of the net for Alberta on a quick snapshot, but team Nova Scotia answered with a goal of their own. It took six round of shooters to determine a winner when Alberta’s Stephanie Markowski found the back of the net through the five-hole as the puck trickled down for a partial save from the Nova Scotia keeper.

Alberta earns 2 points for the overtime win and currently sits in third place of Pool B, showing a record of 0-1-1.

Alberta faced a strong goalie in the Nova Scotia netminder, dominating the shot on goals with 44 against 23 shots.

The next game for Alberta will be tomorrow night against Ontario (1-1-0) at 7:30 pm.