Thunder Bay Queens Fall to St. Mary’s Flames
THUNDER BAY – Sports – Two quick goals, eight seconds apart in the first minute of the third period, proved to be the difference as the St. Mary’s Academy Flames of Winnipeg defeated the Sportop midget AA Queens 5-3 Saturday evening in game 2 of a three-game weekend set at Fort William First Nation Arena.
After taking the opener 4-3 Saturday morning, the Flames grabbed the early lead in game 2 thanks to a Saige Patrick effort at 5:14.
Thunder Bay would respond before the opening stanza was complete as Paige Sullivan scored with Samantha Strassburger and Alexandra Sawyer drawing assists.
The side from Manitoba went up 2-1 with the lone marker of the middle session, which came of the stick of Randi Marcon.
St. Mary’s then struck quickly in the final frame getting those two quick tallies from Danielle Krzyszczyk and Kayla Friesen to take control.
After Cecilia Lopez made it 5-1 the Queens answered with a pair of late markers from Kaity Howarth and Samantha Isbell to round out the scoring.
Thunder Bay held the edge in the shots on goal department by a 33-30 margin with Anna Kulas picking up the win for the Flames and Sydney Isbell suffering the loss for the Queens.
The two teams will wrap-up their three-game set Sunday at 10:30AM today back at Fort William First Nation Arena.