STONEY CREEK, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens are unbeaten through one day of action at the 12th annual Stoney Creek Sabres Showcase.
After starting with a 5-1 triumph over the Madison Capitols in their opening contest Friday afternoon, they then skated to a 2-2 overtime draw against the Mississauga Chiefs Friday night.
Thunder Bay’s Molly Kunnas staked her side to an early lead only to see the Chiefs tie it three minutes later.
The Queens took a 2-1 lead after two periods of play with the lone tally of the middle session as Briana Prete finished off the work of teammates Hannah Armstrong and Amanda Pages at 3:55.
Mississauga drew level again in the third notching the night’s final marker with 5:57 to go in regulation.
Neither club would score in a three-minute OT as each side settled for a point.
The Chiefs outshot the Queens 22-20 with Josée Robinson turning in a strong performance in net for Thunder Bay.
Game action for the Queens resumes Saturday with a pair of match-ups on the squad’s slate.
It begins with a 12:15 p.m. encounter with the California Wave before they wrap up the day at 5:55 p.m. vs. the Toronto Aeros.
A total of 64 midget AA clubs from across Canada and the U.S. are competing in the three-day event, which runs through Sunday in Stoney Creek and Hamilton, Ont.