BLOOMINGTON, MN — Both the Peewee and Atom Queens teams would go undefeated on day two of the Cupid Classic Tournament in Bloomington both earning a win and a tie.
The Peewees opened up Saturday in the 12U A division against the St. Paul Capitals in a slow starting game in which a single goal was yielded to the Queens from Tehya St. Jean. In the second, both teams would seesaw goals as Paige Broughton’s 2-0 goal for the Queens would be met a marker from St. Paul and then Joanna Martinsen’s 3-1 goal to regain the 2-goal lead would be short-lived as the Capitals would get it back seconds later. With a one-goal lead going into the final frame, the Queens began to take over. Rhae Thomas started the rally early on to regain the 2-goal lead, Martinsen notched her second to extend the lead and Tehya bookended the scoresheet getting the first and last goals of the game, leading the Queens to a 6-2 Final. In their second matchup of the day, the Queens would fall behind early to Anoka/Rogers. Thunder Bay responded in the second with three answered goals of their own as Kaiya Kamande scored two goals in less than two minutes and then Ella Mannila would capitalize on a setup from Avery Olenik. The game looked to be heading toward the win column for the Queens when they got into penalty trouble. Anoka/Rogers would score two powerplay goals with 2:30 and 25 seconds left to tie the game.
Over in the 10U A division, the GridLink Atom Queens dominated the Minneapolis Storm 7-1 in their morning game. Mailyn Illson’s early score would be equaled by the Storm but it’d be all Queens from there on out. Elizabeth Gagnon, Kingston Golding, and Mya Steele all got on the goal column while Makenzee Kostiuk scored a hattrick. In the afternoon, a much sharper opponent awaited the Atoms in the host team from Bloomington. Elizabeth Gagnon drew first blood scoring late in the first. Bloomington tied the game in the second. Ainsley Pare would make 14 saves preserving the tie.
Sunday’s games are to be determined.