TORONTO, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens kicked off the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association provincial championships in Toronto Thursday with a 1-1 draw against the Guelph Jr. Gryphons.
Karadyn Kiviaho collected the Queens’ tally in the contest with Julia Siciliano and Brenna Bohonos picking up assists on the play.
Aden Johnson was in net for Thunder Bay helping them pick-up a point with the result.
The Sportop Queens have a pair of games on their slate Friday beginning with an 8:15 a.m. encounter vs. the Whitby Wolves before wrapping up the day at 3:30 p.m. against the Barrie Sharks.
There are 24 teams competing in the midget AA division with a berth to the 2017 ESSO Cup Canadian championship, April 23-29, in Morden, Man., awaiting the Ontario winner.
Thunder Bay’s Topper’s Pizza midget A side as well as the bantam AA and Tim Hortons bantam A squads will all open up provincials’ play Friday.
The Topper’s Pizza midget A squad commences competition at 10:45 a.m. as they meet the North Durham Blades before facing the Etobicoke Dolphins at 5:15 p.m.
The bantam AA Queens meanwhile taking on the North Bay Ice Boltz at 9:30 a.m. before they face-off against the Stoney Creek Sabres at 5 p.m.
Awaiting the Tim Hortons bantam A’s Friday will be the Chatham Outlaws at 10:45 a.m. and the Mississauga Chiefs at 4 p.m.
THUNDER BAY QUEENS
OWHA Provincial Championships
Toronto, Ont. (Various venues across the GTA)
Thursday, April 6
Midget AA: vs. Guelph Jr. Gryphons 1-1 Tie
Friday, April 7
Midget AA: vs. Whitby Wolves 8:15 a.m.
Bantam AA: vs. North Bay Ice Boltz 9:30 a.m.
Bantam A: vs. Chatham Outlaws 10:45 a.m.
Midget A: vs. North Durham Blades 10:45 a.m.
Midget AA: vs. Barrie Sharks 3:30 p.m.
Bantam A: Mississauga Chiefs 4 p.m.
Bantam AA: vs. Stoney Creek Sabres 5 p.m.
Midget A: vs. Etobicoke Dolphins 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 8
Bantam AA: vs. Scarborough Sharks 8 a.m.
Bantam A: Grand River Mustangs 9:30 a.m.
Midget A: vs. London Devilettes 10:30 a.m.
Playoff Round: T.B.A.
Sunday, April 9
Medal Games: T.B.A.