Thunder Bay Queens Back on Track
THUNDER BAY – Sports – Both the Manshield Construction bantam A and the First Class Gas bantam AA Queens continue to roll in tournaments down in Minnesota.
At the Star of the North tourney in Grand Rapids, Ellen Svane scored the deciding goal in a shootout for a second straight game helping the bantam A’s edge the Orono Spartans 3-2.
Meanwhile at the St. Luke’s Invitational in Duluth the FCG bantam AA’s got a pair of goals from Karadyn Kiviaho along with one and two assists from Kaylee Grosjean to lead them past the Wayzata Trojans 4-1.
The bantam A side now advances to play in the championship game Sunday at 12:30 p.m. against the host Grand Rapids Lightning.
As for the FCG bantam AA squad they move on to the semifinals where they’ll take on the Blaine Bengals at 2:45 p.m. with the winner there moving on to the gold medal contest at 7:30 p.m.
Against Orono, Svane and Tia Lampo notched markers in regulation before Svane came through once again to win it, in the shootout that required seven rounds before it was decided.
Samantha Stubbs made 24 saves in picking up the win for Thunder Bay.
In Duluth Alyssa Aho earned the victory in net for the Queens.
Grosjean had the lone tally of the opening period assisted by Vanessa Nicholl.
Kiviaho then tacked on two more for Thunder Bay to put them up 3-0 with Grosjean, Madeline Browczuk and Briana Prete adding helpers.
Danielle Saunders then fed Grosjean in the final frame before Wayzata connected on the power play to round out the scoring.