The Cochrane Chaos have passed the championship trophy of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League to the Edmonton Wolves after three-game intense thriller.

Saturday night, the Wolves' Carolyne Lavoie snapped a 1-1 deadlock with 6:34 remaining in the third after getting a step on the Chaos defence. The Chaos launched a six-women attack in an attempt to score the equalizer in the final few minutes of play but were stifled by the league's top goalie Havana Batke and the Wolves defence.

The Wolves took a 1-0 lead on a powerplay goal by Logan Basterash in the first. The Chaos regrouped in the second with a more aggressive and physical attack and tied it up on a goal by Erika Wenzel, assisted by Kelly Stanford.

The Wolves may have one the series three straight, but each one of them was a thriller. It kicked off with an overtime win for the Wolves on home ice, Mar. 9. The following day the Wolves scored two empty-netters late in the third to win 4-1.

"The first period was tough for us, but after that, every single player showed up to play today and throughout this entire playoffs and season," says Chaos captain Sarah Nusl. "I'm really proud of the team. I'm proud of my girls and really proud to be the captain of this team."

"The hardest thing is knowing that this series could have gone 3-0 for us," she says. "Every single game was so close."

It's not the first AJFHL championship for Wolves captain Claudia Boucher.

"Being able to not lose a game in playoffs has been absolutely unreal," she says.

She gives a tip of the hat to the Chaos.

"They're definitely a challenge. Every year they put up an amazing fight. They're definitely a team that gets us fired up."

Boucher has been with the Wolves for six years.

"I am so unbelievably thankful to be surrounded my teammates, and I honestly wouldn't want to be a part of any other team."

Having stiff competition from the Wolves not only made it an exciting series for the fans, but players, too.

"It was fun," says Kelly Stanford the AJFHL's top scorer. "You know, obviously it's heartbreaking to lose, but these ones are fun where they're close and it comes down to the last minute. They're well coached and they got some really good players."

She's proud of how her Chaos teammates put everything on the line.

"Kaylee McKay and Ella Fournier kept us in the games and gave us a chance to win and stood on their heads. Everyone from our first line to our fourth line and our defense didn't rolled over and quit.  Everyone wanted it, and it showed. I'm going to miss them a lot."

Stanford is in her last season with the Chaos.

Chaos head coach Derek Loomer says his team played hard and didn't get the bounces they needed.

"It's just the way hockey goes sometimes," says Loomer. "They just seemed to be destined to win, and we just couldn't break through. The girls played their hearts out, and when we had those chances, we just didn't bear down hard enough, unfortunately, and their goalie made a couple big saves."

He says every game between the Wolves and Chaos was a coin toss this season.

"It's great to be in those types of situations and face those challenges. In any part of life, there's things that happen that you have to step up for, and I think they really stepped up here today. We just ended up on the wrong side of the score."

The season isn't quite over for some members of the Chaos. They'll be participating in the league's all-star game and hockey challenge in Okotoks on Mar. 30. 

Before you know it, they'll start building for next season, starting with their identification day on May 2.

"I know a number of girls have already signed up and will be out to play. It's really an opportunity to come out and get to know our organization."