Boston College women’s hockey alums Alex Carpenter and Kelli Stack are heading to the Clarkson Cup championships following a triple OT thriller between their Kunlun Red Star team and the Calgary Inferno. Kunlun will face the Markham Thunder in the championship game, proving that this first year team certainly deserves to be playing in the CWHL.
This game was a battle from start to finish, and went into triple overtime tied at 0-0. Delayne Brian (Calgary) and Noora Raty (Kunlun) both had phenomenal games in goal, stopping 43 and 66 shots respectively. Nobody could find the back of the net until 14:01 in the third overtime, when Alex Carpenter scored the game-winning goal to secure Kunlun’s spot in the playoff finals. Both BC players had a hand in the game-winner, as Kelli Stack picked up the secondary assist on Carpenter’s tally.
Kunlun will fight Markham for the Clarkson Cup on Sunday, March 25 at 12 PM in Toronto. The Red Stars hold a 3-2 series advantage over the Thunder this season.