THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY
Media Release: Friday, March 1, 2019
Atom Queens Lighting the Lamp at Elks Tom Thumb
THUNDER BAY, ON — The Gridlink Atom Queens are participating in the Elks Tom Thumb Atom Tournament and jumped on the Atikokan Voyageurs in their introductory game. Grace Dorey opened scoring after a setup from Morgan Barenz. Shortly after, Maddy Arthur would get the puck to Sydney Ritson who’d score to give the Queens a 2-0 lead. Before the first period could end, however, Olivia Vinet would score with 7 seconds left, assisted by Ella Ferris.
Early in the second, Siena Ricciardi drew an assist, setting up Shayla Stokaluk for the only goal of the period. 4-0 after two.
In the third, Arthur to Ritson showed up on the scoresheet again. Ayla Wrigley potted a goal from Ava Hrubeniuk and Barenz would knock in the 7th and final goal as the Queens coasted to a 7-0 victory.
The Atom Queens continued that afternoon, taking on the Mallons Elks who’d get on the board late in the first but wouldn’t escape the period with the lead as the Hrubeniuk and Ritson both scored 24 seconds apart. In the second, the Queens opened the game up with Sophia Campagna, Barenz and Arthur all putting up markers under the goal column to give their team a 5-1 lead. The wheels really fell off in the third for the Elks as the Queens notched 5 goals. Hrubeniuk, Campagna, Arthur and Barenz would all get their 2nd goals of the game and Wrigley also potted one for her team. 10-1 final.
Saturday, the Queens will face North End at 8:00am after which time, their record will to taken into account for Quarter-Finals matchups later that day. Semi-Finals and Championship games will take place on Sunday.
Thunder Bay Queens are a member of Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association