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Powell River Queens post undefeated record at Burnaby tournament

Minor hockey team wins first-ever gold medal
GREAT PLAY: The under-11 Powell River Queens hockey club went undefeated in five games in tournament play in Burnaby over the Remembrance Day weekend to win the gold medal in their age group. The under-15s also played in the tournament, posting a win, draw and two defeats.

In local hockey action, the under-11 Powell River Queens earned their first golden crown at the Burnaby Remembrance Day Tournament.

According to spokesperson Elise Statham, the team worked hard to win all four games in pool play and went on to secure an exciting 3-0 victory in the finals against Burnaby. Hannah Ollson scored twice for the victors; her teammate Scarlett Venselaar had the other goal.

“The coaches were elated with the team's determination and teamwork over the weekend,” stated Statham. “Each player contributed to the gold medal and there was a lot of fun had on and off the ice with this special group.”

En route to the gold medal game, Powell River defeated Sno-King Jr. Thunderbirds (Kirkland, Washington) 5-1, Burnaby 3-1, Surrey 3-1 and Nanaimo, also 3-1.

Statham stated that the tournament boasted 55 female hockey teams, coming as far as Seattle and even the Yukon, between the ages of under-nine to under-18. 

The under-15 Queens also played in the tournament and finished with a win, a tie, and two losses.

“Head coach Julie Venselaar said her players worked the hardest she's ever seen them work," stated Statham, "and played their best hockey yet over the weekend."