BRAMPTON – SPORTS – The Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens impressed Saturday skating to a pair of victories against Toronto area competition in Day 2 play at the 2 Nations Prep Series event in Brampton, Ont.
The midget AA side started Saturday by blanking the Mississauga Chiefs 1-0 and finished off the day by edging the Toronto Aeros 2-1.
Against Mississauga, Paige Sullivan supplied the lone goal of the game with 5:55 left in the second period with assists going to Emilie Varrin and Brian Prete.
Aden Johnson posted the shutout in the narrow victory.
Sullivan scored once and set-up Avery Baker for the other in the triumph in the victory over the Aeros.
They’ll finish up play Sunday against a yet to be determined opponent and start time.
Meanwhile in suburban Minneapolis, Minn., the RBC Dominion Securities bantam AA Queens were shutout twice Saturday falling 1-0 to Edina Green and 3-0 to the Wayzata Trojans.
Taking on number-one ranked Edina, the Queens pushed them to the limit, but a first period goal held up as Thunder Bay dropped the decision.
The Queens held the edge on shots on goal 21-14 and also hit two cross bars however they could not solve the opposing netminder.
Josée Robinson suffered the setback in net.
The club’s second contest of the day also saw Thunder Bay fail to get on the score sheet in the loss to Wayzata.
The Trojans scored once in each of the first two frames and iced it with an empty netter late in the third to round out the scoring.
Shots were 24 apiece with Robinson suffering the defeat.
The bantam AA Queens finish their weekend set Sunday at 10:15 a.m. against the Blaine Bengals.
Also in action Saturday, the Tim Hortons bantam A squad dropped both games played Saturday at the Neebing Thunder on Ice event at the Tournament Centre.
Competing in the boys’ peewee AA division, the Queens fell 3-1 to the host Neebing Hawks before dropping a 5-3 result vs. the K.C. Sabres.
Emma Winters notched the lone marker in the setback against the Hawks.
Winters had a goal and two assists in the match-up with the Sabres while Makenzie Christie scored once and helped set-up two others.
Caitlyn Olinski accounted for the other Queens tally.