The sixth-seeded University of Alberta Pandas won the U Sports Women's Hockey Championships in Ottawa on Sunday by defeating McGill University 2-1 in double overtime. Campbell River's Lisa Lloyd is a forward on the squad completing her freshman year.

Campbell River’s Lisa Lloyd wins national championship with U of Alberta Pandas

Lisa Lloyd and her mom Maralyn celebrate a gold medal win.

Campbell River’s Lisa Lloyd won a national championship with the University of Alberta Pandas on Sunday, defeating McGill University 2-1 at the U Sports Women’s Hockey Championship.

Lloyd is completing her freshman year at the Alberta school.

The thrilling U SPORTS women’s hockey championship was decided in double overtime as Taylor Kezama scored to put the No.6 Alberta Pandas on top over the No.4 McGill Martlets at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee, Ont.

The goal for Kezama came off of a broken play in the McGill end and deflected off a Martlet into the back of the net 8:13 into the second overtime period. The Pandas ended a six-year drought to claim their first Golden Path trophy since 2010.

Few had tabbed the No.6 Pandas, who fell to UBC in their conference final, to go all the way.

But the lessons Alberta learned in Vancouver paid dividends when the going got rough in Napanee at nationals.

Campbell River Lisa Lloyd (in green playing UBC in a game two weeks ago) won a national championship with the University of Alberta Pandas on Sunday defeating McGill University 2-1 at the U Sports Women’s Hockey Championship. Lloyd is completing her freshman year at the Alberta school. Photo by Paul Rudan/Special to the Mirror