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Bantam AA Queens More Impressive than record at St Luke’s Icebreaker

01/19/2020, 4:15pm EST
By Queens Communications

THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY

Media Release: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Bantam AA Queens More Impressive than record at St Luke’s Icebreaker

DULUTH, MN — After their thrilling shootout win over Hermantown Mirage, the Bantam AA Queens took on Woodbury for an opportunity to play in the semifinals. It wouldn’t be nearly the tightly contested game that their first was as the Bantam AAs defeated Woodbury 12-0. Among the highlights in the game was an 8-point night for #8 Joanna Martinsen (4-goals, 4-assists) , and 3 point performances from Bridget Cameron, Ella Mannila, Riah Compardo and Ava Hrubeniuk. Goalie Abby Wills earned the shutout. 

Saturday night, the Bantam AAs faced the #1 ranked team in Minnesota, the Edina Hornets. The Queens opened the scoring and led most of the way but in the last 1:30, Edina tied it up at one. No one scored in overtime so it went to the shootout. Rhae Thomas scored the only goal for the Bantam AA Queens while Edina notched two goals to win in the shootout. The Queens outshot Edina 30-24. Close game.

So with that, the Bantam AA Queens took on the 4th ranked team in Minnesota, Wayzata, for third place. First period, no goals. Second period, still no goals. In the third period, the Queens got on the game sheet in the form of a penalty, which they'd successfully kill off but no goals scored in regulation. The game went to overtime where the contest still couldn't be decided, so it went to a shootout where unfortunately the Queens did end up getting edged out, losing to Wayzata.

Overall though, the Bantam AA Queens leave the tournament with a very solid record, not losing a single game in regulation (two Shootout loses) and only allowing 3 goals in 4 games during regular play, they were easily a top team.

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

Bantam AAs Break The Ice in a Thriller at St Luke’s Icebreaker

01/18/2020, 4:00pm EST
By Queens Communications

THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY

Media Release: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bantam AAs Break The Ice in a Thriller at St Luke’s Icebreaker

DULUTH, MN — Two Thunder Bay Queens teams are in Duluth this weekend competing in the St. Luke’s Icebreaker Invitational; The Gridlink Atom Queens in the 10U-A division and the Bantam AA Queens in the 15U-A division. 

The Bantam AAs had their first game against the Hermantown Mirage. Although the Queens outshot Hermantown 9-2 after the first period they trailed 2-0. Joanna Martinsen scored on a nice individual effort and made a great deke to get her side on the board in the 2nd period–The lone goal in the period.  

A number of unnecessary penalties made it difficult to create any scoring chances and took the flow right out of the game, though the Queens' penalty kill was exceptional. With the score at 2-1 Mirage with under two minutes in the game, and shorthanded, the Queens felt forced to pull their goalie to be able to play 5-on-5 and it paid off as Makara Magbanua’s pointshot found its way into the back of the net to tie the game up with under a minute left! 

The game went to 3-on-3 overtime where we the Queens were forced to kill another penalty but they survived, pushing the game to a shootout. 

Rhae Thomas was the lone goal scorer and Presley Brohm was excellent in relief in the shootout stopping all 3 shooters as the Queens skated to a 3-2 victory, outshooting their opponents 24-17. 

The Bantam AAs next game is a must win against Woodbury to advance to semi finals Saturday night.

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

Bantam AAs at 2 Nations Cup

11/30/2019, 7:30pm EST
By Queens Communications

THUNDER BAY QUEENS HOCKEY

Media Release: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Bantam AAs at 2 Nations Cup

BRAMPTON, ON — The Bantam AA Queens are off to great start in the Two nations prep series tournament in Brampton, Ontario this weekend. 

In game one, the Queens faced the Guelph Jr Gryphons. After a scoreless first period, the Queens blew the game open in the second period by controlling most of the play and scoring three unanswered goals. Bridget Cameron opened the scoring off of a great faceoff play from Rhae Thomas with assists going to Makara Magbanua and Avery Olenik. Katie Lacosse would make it 2-0 finishing off a nice three-way passing play from a down low cycle with  assists going to Riah Compardo and Joanna Martinsen. Taylee Marks would round out the scoring burying a wrist shot from the point. Akira Tatebe and Bridget Cameron would add helpers on the goal. Abby Wills earned the shutout  in net stopping 16 shots while the Queens peppered the Gryphons netminder with 28 shots. 

In game two on the day, the Queens were in tough, facing a Hamilton Hawks team playing their only game of the day. Katy Lacosse would start the scoring burying a power play marker with 4 seconds left in the first period to give the queens a 1-0 lead. Caryss Kehl and Riah Compardo would have assists on the goal. 

Presley Brohm stood tall in the second period making a number of big saves as the fresher Hawks team took the momentum over. After a much needed second period intermission break, the Queens were able to regroup, find their legs, and take over the third period by tightening up defensively and playing textbook hockey to protect their lead. It paid off as Bridget Cameron would notch a power play marker half way through the 3rd period that would be the insurance goal they needed. Joanna Martinsen had  the lone assist on the goal. Presley Brohm earned the shutout. Queens were outshot 22-21 in the game. 

On Saturday,the Bantam AA Queens took on the Central York Panthers with an opportunity to get a bye straight into the Quarter-Finals on Sunday. Unfortunately, not much of anything went their way as they lost 5-0. So without the bye, instead of having Saturday night off, the Queens took on the Barrie Sharks. This matchup did not go much better for the Queens as they lost 2-0, ending their tournament weekend.

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