There's a valuable takeaway for the Cochrane Chaos in their 6-1 loss to the Edmonton Wolves on Jan. 28.

The Edmonton Wolves halted the 10-game winning streak of the Cochrane Chaos at Totem One in one of the most anticipated matchups leading into the playoffs of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League (AJFHL).

Three goals in the second gave the Wolves a 4-0 lead. Sandwiched between the Wolves' two goals in the third was the sole goal of the Chaos, scored by Kalaina Kozak from Sarah Nusl and Brooklyn Carels.

"I think they just played very determined hockey," says Chaos head coach Derek Loomer of the Wolves. "They were very composed with the puck, they let the puck do the work for them and got us running around a little bit."

The penalty problems of the Chaos cost them three goals.

"We spent a lot of time killing penalties, and it just takes the rhythm out of the game and it really hurt us to have trouble early. Getting behind and having to come back, it was really touging out there."

The Chaos have had their way for some time, and getting a taste of what it will be like in the playoffs holds value.

Loomer admits when you can do whatever you want you can become complacent.

"It does have a hangover effect and if we played teams like this all the time you would see us be a lot sharper. It's nice that we play Lethbridge twice and the Titans once as we head into playoffs because this game and those games will be a lot more challenging. We're going to have to be on top of our game to get points out of those."

Should they win the west and advance to the provincial championship, the Wolves are likely finalists from the north.

"We've always met these guys in the provincial final, we're probably going to face them again, and we need to be ready for it. We need to be able to play our hockey game with a lot more composure and a little bit more puck support and everyone playing as a unit,"

"Losing tonight gives our girls a chance to step back and refocus and understand the level of commitment and effort that's required if we're going to win the provincials this year."

The Chaos are in Lethbridge on Feb. 4 before heading to Calgary to play the Titans on Feb. 11.

They wrap up their regular season on home ice against the Eagles on Feb. 12.

The Chaos continue to lead the south but the second-place Eagles are in close range.

Edmonton WolvesBree Edwards (#17), centre, earned a hattrick for the Wolves.