BRITISH COLUMBIA
04/26/2013 10:13 EDT | Updated 06/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Quebec's LHFDQ Nord off to Esso Cup final after 6-3 victory over Regina Rebels

BURNABY, B.C. - LHFDQ Nord scored five straight goals before withstanding a late barrage to defeat the Regina Rebels 6-3 on Friday in semifinal action at the Esso Cup.

With the victory, the Quebec representatives moved on to Saturday's final of Canada's national women's midget hockey championship.

LHFDQ Nord will take on the winner of the other semifinal between Ontario's North Bay Ice Boltz and the Pacific region's Edmonton Thunder.

Six different skaters scored for Quebec team, including three in the second period. The last came on a short-handed effort from Vyckie Gelinas and stood up as the game winner against the West region representatives.

Trailing 5-0 in the third period, Regina scored two goals 1:12 apart midway through the third period before adding a third in the final minutes.

But the comeback bid was put to rest when LHFDQ Nord scored to make it 6-3 with 90 seconds to play.

Regina will take on the loser of the North Bay-Edmonton semifinal in Saturday's third-place game.