The Mount Royal Cougars women's hockey team was hoping to end their last home game against the SAIT Trojans better than how they started the season against them – with a win.
On Jan. 12, 2012, at roughly 7:45 p.m., the hockey world was thrown for a loop when the news of a player being traded in the middle of a National Hockey League game spread like an out-of-control prairie wildfire down the information superhighway.
Photos by: Derrick Newman
A Canadian fan gets the Scotiabank Saddledome revved up before puck drop between Canada and Russia.
The puck is drop and Russia and Canada wage war in the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships semi final.
Russian forward Nikita Gusev breaks in on the Canadian goal.
Canadian forward Brendan Gallagher lays a hit on a Russian forward early on to set the tone for the Canadians.
Russian forward Sergei Barbashev makes a move on Canadian defenceman Dougie Hamilton.
Russian forward Nail Yakupov makes a cross ice pass avoiding the sprawling Canadian players.
Russian Captain Yevgeni Kuznetsov celebrates one of his three goals on the night in Russia's 6-5 victory over Canada at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Russian defenceman Nikita Nesterov celebrates scoring a goal to extend the Russian lead.
Canadian forward Brett Connolly rips home Canada's first goal.
Brett Connolly celebrates Canada's first goal vs Russia
Russian forward Sergei Barbashev gets up after being highsticked.
Canadian goaltender Scott Wedgewood is injured after allowing Russia's fourth goal.
Mark Visentin relieves Scott Wedgewood between the pipes for Canada.
Russian forward Alexander Khokhlachev puts home Russia's fifth goal to make it 5-1 Russia.
Russian forward move in Canadian netminder Mark Visentin for Russia's 6h goal.
Game over? Wait a minute...
Here come the Canadians.
Canadian forward Brendan Gallagher reacts to scoring Canada's 4th goal to pull them within two.
Brandon Gormley makes it 6-5. Canadians within one. Unbelievable.
A fan reacts to winning a wrestling match for a puck that was shot out of play.
Last second frenzy for Canada to try and tie the game up.
Russian players celebrate the victory over Canada.
Canadian forward Ryan Strome is exhausted in defeat.
Russian Captain Yevgeni Kuznetsov taunts the Canadian fans as he receives player of the game honours.
Photos by: Derrick Newman
Alexander Khokhlachev pots Team Russia's opening goal of the World Junior Hockey Championships in front of 15,000 screaming fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
Alexander Khokhlachev is mobbed by his Russian teammates after scoring the team's first goal in a game against Switzerland on December 26, 2011.
Russian fans celebrate a goal during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Calgary, Alberta.
Russian goaltender Andrei Vasilevski prepares for the puck to be dropped. he was later named player of the game for Team Russia in their 3-0 win over Team Switzerland at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Nikita Gusev celebrates scoring Russia's second goal during a 3-0 win over Team Switzerland in the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Russian forward Nikita Gusev breaks in on the Swiss to create a great scoring chance.
Russian forward Nail Yakupov dives for a loose puck during a game versus Switzerland at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Calgary, Alberta.
Swiss forward Cristoph Bertschy tries to wrap around during the the team's 3-0 loss to Team Russia during the opening round of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Swiss forward Samuel Walser makes a last ditch effort from his knees to fire the puck in the net.
Russian forward Mikhail Grigorenko celebrates scoring Russia's third goal in a 3-0 win over Team Switzerland during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Russian goaltender and star of the game Andrei Vasilevski robs a Swiss player with his glove hand to preserve the 3-0 shutout win.
Swiss forward Reto Amstutz rushes up the ice during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Russian fans celebrate Team Russia defeating Team Switzerland 3-0 in the opening night of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Swiss defenceman Dario Trutmann makes a pass to set up a scoring change during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Swiss forward Samuel Walser crashes into Russian goaltender Andrei Vasilevski during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Russia celebrates a 3-0 victory of Switzerland in their opening game of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Calgary, Alberta.