Central Alberta Amazons goalie Nisa Bartlett made 34 saves in a 2-0 shutout victory over the Calgary Titans in the first round of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League playoffs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WATCH: Central Alberta Amazons top Calgary in playoff opener

PENHOLD- Central Alberta Amazons goalie Nisa Bartlett shut the door on the Calgary Titans in the playoff opener of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League.

Barlett made a number of key saves with her team short-handed late in the game and stopped 34 shots for the 2-o shutout victory.

“Played a lot shorthanded, kudos to our goaltender, she absolutely stood on her head, bailed us out,” Amazons head coach Randy Burt said.

“She was good, she has to be at times for us, that’s the way hockey goes.”

The only two goals for the Amazons came early in the game, one a deflection by Tamryn Schmidt in the first period and the other an odd redirection that was credited to Sarah Kendall in the second.

It was all the offence they needed and it’s been their calling card to lock down defensively after getting any sort of goal scoring this season.

“We started well in the first, communication was the key to that. Getting pucks to the net,” Burt said.

“Once we got goal scoring, we settled back and got in the groove. Play in their end instead of ours. it’s so much more fun. They did what they needed to do.”

The Amazons were the top team in the AJFHL South Division during the regular season and will have home-ice advantage against Cochrane Choas for the south title next weekend.



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