THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens finished up at the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Jamboree in Faribault, Minn., by winning three of the four games they played. Thunder Bay swept the Eastman Selects of Manitoba by scores of 7-1 and 4-1 before splitting a pair vs. the host Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres under-16 squad falling 5-3 in the opener and rebounding for a 3-2 victory in the finale.
Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens Results
In game No. 1 vs. Eastman the Queens got a hat-trick and two assists from Kaley Tienhaara while Farrah Nicholl chipped in with two goals and as many helpers to help pace the club offensively. Emily Armstrong and Natasha Nichol supplied singles with Nichol also dishing out a pair of helpers.
Emily Oleksuk had two assists of her own to aid the cause.
Jayde Turcotte picked up the win stopping 14 shots for the Queens who fired 36 attempts on the Selects’ net.
The second contest vs. Eastman saw Samantha Strassburger tally twice in the victory.
Montana Russo and Oleksuk both scored once and set-up another while Michelle Carlson and Bronwyn Bolduc had two helpers apiece.
Thunder Bay outshot their opponents 42-11 with Syndey Isbell securing the win for the Queens.
The first match-up against Shattuck-St. Mary’s saw the Sabres break a 3-3 tie by scoring the game-winner with 4:29 remaining before icing it with an emty-net effort with three seconds to go. Bolduc notched two goals for the Queens and set-up the other.
Tienhaara picked up the other marker while Strassburger registered two assists.
Turcotte suffered the setback in net stopping 32 shots while her side fired 22 pucks on the Shattuck goaltender.
Thunder Bay bounced back in the finale getting tallies from Tienhaara, Russo and Strassburger in the triumph over the Sabres.
Strassburger and Bolduc added assists.
The Queens held the shots on goal margin by a 28-26 count with Isbell picking up her second win of the weekend.
Next up in terms of out of town action for the Sportop Queens will be an exhibition series in Winnipeg March 1-3 vs. the St. Mary’s Academy Flames.