Red Deer, AB – The visiting Olds College Broncos tested the RDC Queens Saturday evening. The Broncos trailed by a pair, but eventually evened the contest late in the third. Cue the Rowley sisters. In the second overtime period, Sydney set up sibling Brooklyn, and the Queens wrapped up a 3-2 victory.
Not long after the two sides hit the ice, the Queens took an early advantage. Only 20 seconds in, Neisha Germann beat Broncos goaltender Lexi Bruce for a quick 1-0 edge. Camryn Wallan and Tyra Anderson set up the marker.
RDC kept the pressure on and was rewarded. First-year forward Sydney Rowley found space behind Bruce at 7:07. The tally was her first goal in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).
In the middle frame, Olds College pulled within one on the power play. At 13:44, Sarah Jarvis converted a Brianna Marsh pass behind Queens goaltender Karlee Fetch.
The home side held the one goal advantage until later in the third. With 3:01 remaining, Brynne Doerksen evened the contest, eventually sending it into overtime.
After five minutes of four-on-four couldn't produce a winner, the game was finalized quickly in the second overtime. While three-on-three, Sydney Rowley spotted her sister Brooklyn Rowley alone in front and Brooklyn wristed the winner past Bruce on the stick side.
Brooklyn Rowley was named the Collegiate Sports Medicine Queens Player-of-the-Game. Brynne Doerksen received the honour for the Broncos.
On Friday, November 29, the first place RDC Queens (8-1-1-0) will challenge the SAIT Trojans (1-7-0-0) in Calgary at 7:00 p.m.
The Olds College Broncos (1-7-2-0) will host the NAIT Ooks (7-3-0-0) on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.