Red Deer Polytechnic Queens hockey took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five ACAC women’s hockey final with a 2-1 win over the Olds College Broncos Friday. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Polytechnic Queens hockey took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five ACAC women’s hockey final with a 2-1 win over the Olds College Broncos Friday. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

RDP Queens down Broncos, lead ACAC women’s hockey final

Queens 2 Broncos 1 (Queens lead best-of-five series 1-0)

The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens took full advantage of home ice Friday in the opening game of the best-of-five Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey final.

Queens forward Alli Soyko scored what proved to be the game-winning goal just 91 seconds into the third period as the home side prevailed 2-1 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Winter Games Centre over the rival Olds College Broncos.

RDP opened the scoring 4:09 into the game, with an unassisted tally from Natalie Buttle. The Broncos evened the contest later in the second, when Maddy Black buried on the power play.

Dylan Norrie and Kassy Gaudette added assists on the Soyko game-winner in the final frame.

Queens rookie goalie Tanya Disotell-Dunsmore stopped 17 of 18 shots for the win, while Broncos goalie Cienna Kinghorn made 25 saves in the loss.

Soyko was the player of the game for the Queens and Hailey Hoogkamp was player of the game for Olds College.

Game 2 goes Sunday in Olds, with Game 3 back in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre next Friday.