EDMONTON - Fourth-year Calgary Dinos goalie Kelsey Roberts stopped 36 of the 37 shots she faced, leading the Dinos to a 3-1 road win over the No. 6 ranked Alberta Pandas, Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena.
The Pandas outshot the visitors 37-12, but were unable to get more than one goal past Roberts, who was sensational in earning her 13th win of the season.
The win for Calgary was also a big one in their chase of the Pandas for Canada West seeding, as they now sit four points back of the Pandas with a 14-7-1-2 record and 46 points. Alberta's loss ended their 12-game conference win streak, but their 50 points and 16-7-1-0 record are both the best in the conference.
Chelsea Court, Elizabeth Lang and Jordyn Burgar scored for the Dinos, who won three of the four meetings against Alberta this season.
Autumn MacDougall scored the lone Pandas goal in the second.
Court opened the scoring for Calgary midway through the first, beating Alberta starter Halle Oswald for her second of the season. Roberts was able to stop all nine shots she faced, including an Alex Gowie breakaway in the first, as Calgary held a 1-0 lead after 20.
Lang doubled the Dinos lead, beating Oswald on a rebound kicked out off of a Merissa Dawson shot.
The Pandas fired 19 shots on goal in the second, with MacDougall finally beating Roberts late in the frame to cut the Calgary lead in half. Outside of the lone goal, Roberts was excellent, limiting Pandas chances with stellar rebound control.
Burgar sealed the Calgary win with an empty netter in the final minute, with Roberts stopped all nine shots she faced in the third.
The Pandas will stay at home next weekend, as they welcome the 9-11-4-0 Regina Cougars to Edmonton. Calgary will battle the Mount Royal Cougars, highlighted by the Crowchild Classic on Thursday night.