THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY
Media Release: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Gridlink Atom Queens Reach Semis at Elks Tom Thumb
THUNDER BAY, ON — After a couple lopsided wins, the Gridlink Atom were in for much tougher competition on Saturday. In their third and final round-robin game, the Queens met up with the North End AtoMc Flames. After a scoreless first, the Queens erupted with three goals in under four minutes in the second with Olivia Vinet, Ayla Wrigley and Maddy Arthur all getting on the board. North End came back in the third with a couple goals of their own but goalie Brylee Illson would hold the one-goal lead for her team. 3-2 win.
The Queens’ 3-0-0 record gave them a Quarter-Final matchup against the VP Bearcats. Maddy Arthur opened the scoring on a play from Ava Hrubeniuk but VP had an answer just a couple minutes later. Tied in the second, the Queens would take the lead as Arthur banged home her second of the game off a setup by Sidney Ritson. The Bearcats tied the game early in the third. With the a berth in the Semi-Finals on the line, this game looked like it could go into overtime but Olivia Vinet would get her chance and make no mistake, scoring and putting the Queens up 3-2. Allie Attema would need to be flawless in VP’s late push and she was, as the Gridlink Queens took this game, as they did their previous one, 3-2.
The Queens’ quest for gold will continue on Sunday at 9:00am as they take on the Neebing Hawks in the Semis.
Thunder Bay Queens are a member of Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association