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Peewee Queens Take Silver at Norwest Tournament

02/24/2019, 8:30pm EST
By Queens Communications

THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY

Media Release: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Peewee Queens Take Silver at Norwest Tournament

THUNDER BAY, ON — In the Semi Finals of the Norwest tournament, the Peewee Queens met the Dryden Paper Kings Sunday morning. The Queens got on the board first after Brynn Hannula would setup Avery Olenik who’d score on the powerplay. Late in the second, Olenik returned the favour setting up Hannula’s goal with 38 seconds remaining in the period. Dryden managed a powerplay goal about six minutes into the third but goalie Abby Wills was exceptional, stopping 29 of 30 shots, hanging onto the 2-1 victory.

In the Championship final, the Queens would take on theFort Frances Canadians. There was a quick couple of goals as after Fort Frances scored first at 8:25 of the first, Kingston Golding answered back for the Queens just 13 seconds later. Fort Frances managed a go-ahead goal with just 9 seconds left in the first and then another couple goals in the second to take a 4-1 lead. Hannula managed a late goal in the game but it’d be as close a comeback as there’d be as the Queens dropped this one 4-2.

On their way to a Silver Medal finish, the Peewees went 3-1-1, outscoring opponents 13-12. "The accomplishments of our team this weekend by beating the top PW AA boys team in the city and the region, and then losing a heart breaker in the championship game, speaks volumes to the player's willingness to execute a game plan and outwork their opponents every shift." said Queens Coach Dave Olenik "The coaching staff is tremendously proud of their work ethic and dedication to the game."

Thunder Bay Queens are a member of Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association

Peewee Queens Advance to Semi Finals in Norwest Tournament

02/23/2019, 11:30pm EST
By Queens Communications

THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY

Media Release: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Peewee Queens Advance to Semi Finals in Norwest Tournament

THUNDER BAY, ON — After two one-goal losses on Friday, the Bantam A Queens were still seeking their first win of the Norwest tournament as they took on the Elks 82s Saturday morning. The Queens trailed 1-0 going into the third period when Paige Fucile would tie the game. Elks took the lead again with 8:30 left in the game but Mikayla Valente would setup Kaitlin Whatley to score just 25 seconds later to tie it back up. No more goals were surrendered in a 2-2 draw.

In the afternoon the Bantam As met the Fort Frances Canadians who’d manage 3 goals in the second period. The Queens were unable to find a response, dropping the game 3-0.

Meanwhile, the Peewee Queens started Day 2 of the Norwest tournament with a 1-1 tie against the Emo Express. After a scoreless first period, Emo would jump out to a 1-0 lead early in the second. The score remained that way until late in the period when Avery Olenikmade a great individual play to undress the Emo defender before scoring high on the short side to tie the game. Abby Willsmade some clutch saves in the 3rd period and a total of 16 saves for the game to secure the important point and allow the Queens to advance to the semi finals.

The second game of the day was against the Dryden Paper Kings. With the Queens already advancing to the semi finals, and Dryden in a must win to make the semi finals, the Paper Kings came out flying and outplayed the Queens in the first period leading 1-0 after one. Dryden would add one goal in the second, and two more goals in the third to make the final 4-0. Alexandra Youngwas solid in net making 26 saves in a losing effort. "The girls did what they needed to do to make the semi finals. They played their hearts out on Friday and won two huge games and were a bit tired today", said Head Coach Dave Olenik"At the end of the day, what matters is we made it to Sunday and a chance to win the tournament, and we couldn't' ask for anymore than that from this group.”

The Queens semi final opponent will either be the Dryden Paper Kings or the Elks 82's in a rematch from round robin action. Game time is 9:15 @ TC2. The winner advances to the championship game at 2:30 at Norwest Arena.

Thunder Bay Queens are a member of Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association

Peewees go 2-0, Bantam As go 0-2 on Day 1 of Norwest

02/22/2019, 9:30pm EST
By Queens Communications

THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY

Media Release: Friday, February 22, 2019

Peewees go 2-0, Bantam As go 0-2 on Day 1 of Norwest

THUNDER BAY, ON — The Bantam A Queens kicked off the Norwest tournament against the host Norwest Stars Peewee AA. Kallie Hryciw setup Paige Fucile for a goal just 1:37 into the game. Norwest responded with one of their own, to which the Queens again would take the lead on a goal from Grace Fitzpatrick (assists to Shailyn Reguly and Jenna Jackson) but Norwest answered again, tying the game at two goals a piece after two. The game looked to tie in regulation but Norwest managed a late goal with 36 seconds left to win the game 3-2.

That afternoon, the Bantam As met the Dryden Paper Kings. Each team exchanged goals in the second period leading to a 1-1 tie going into the third. Like the last game, the Queens surrendered a late goal with 1:30 left which Dryden hung onto winning 2-1, handing the Bantam As their 2nd loss.

The Peewee Queens got off to a great start, also playing in the Peewee AA division, in the first game, as they came out flying against the Elks 82s and took an early lead with Avery Olenikscoring 5 minutes into the game off of a nice feed from behind the net by Bridget Cameron. The Queens forecheck would continue to cause havoc for their opponent, with Bridget Cameronscoring late in the first period with assists going to Makenzee Kostiukand Alexis Prepp. The Queens would control most of the next two periods of the game with stellar team defense and a swarming backcheck. The Elks scored a late goal to make it interesting but Abby Willswould shut the door the rest of the way making a total of 18 saves to preserve the 2-1 win.

The afternoon game saw the Peewee Queens take on the regular season champion West End Bruins. The Peewees would get off to a sluggish start giving up numerous quality scoring chances early, but Alexandra Youngwas solid in net to keep the team in the game early. Kingston Goldingwould open the scoring early in the first period, and Avery Olenikwould add to that lead making it 2-0 late in the opening period. Bridget Cameron would add two second period goals to put the Queens ahead 4-0 and Annie Mallonand Brynn Hannulawould add insurance markers late in the 2nd period to give the Queens a 6-0 lead after two. The girls would give up a one goal in the third to make the final 6-1. Alexandra Youngmade 22 saves for the win.

When asked about the success of the games today, the Peewee Queens coaches said, "We put a game plan in place to minimize the scoring threats we were up against today, and the girls did a tremendous job buying into our plan." 

So opposite to their Bantam A sisters, the Peewees win both their first two games. The Peewees are back in action on Saturday against the Emo Express at 12:30pm and then again against the Dryden Paper Kings at 5:00pm. The Bantam As meet up with the Elks 82s at 9:30am and then finish the round robin against Fort Frances at 2:00pm.

Thunder Bay Queens are a member of Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association