Around the G: Nov. 17-19
While some divisions seem to be following a similar pattern to 2016-17, the Bantam AA loop has other plans. See which teams are dominating the division.
After winning the regular season and city championship last season, the Ted Reeve Thunder (2-10-4) now find themselves on the opposite side of the standings having only won two of their 16 games so far this season. Losing to the Thunder in the Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs, York Mills (14-1-2) have started their Bantam season motivated to prove themselves. The team has now won seven straight, earning themselves the top spot in the standings. York Mills will need to keep an eye on the second place Goulding Park Rangers (13-1-3) who sit only one point back of first.
Much like the 2016-17 campaign, the West remains a tight race with the top three teams sitting within two or fewer points of one another. Reigning regular season champions, the Mississauga Terriers (14-1-0), look determined to repeat. The Terriers last loss came at the expense of the second place Vaughan Panthers (13-1-2) back on October 13. The Panthers defeated the Terriers during last season’s conference final.
Other finals from Bantam AA weekend action:
West – Humberview Huskies 3, Mississauga Blackhawks 6
West – Avalanche 2, Toronto Eagles 0
East – North York Knights 4, Scarborough Young Bruins 0
East – Toronto Aeros 1, Markham Islanders 1
Midget Jr A.
After a few tough losses, the Vaughan Rangers (10-2-3) have started to look like their old selves after a 3-0 weekend win against the West Mall Lightning (5-7-3). Despite winning both the regular season and playoff conference titles last season, the Vaughan Panthers (6-4-4) have struggled, falling 1-0 to the last place Avalanche (1-12-1) over the weekend. Thankfully for the Panthers, there’s still lots of hockey to be played.
The top three teams in the East all sit within five or fewer points of one another. After winning the city championship last season, the Leaside Flames (9-3-3) currently sit in third after a weekend loss to the first place Toronto Aeros (12-2-2). The Aeros will be looking to maintain their momentum after being swept by the Flames during the 2016-17 Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs.
Other finals from Midget Jr. A weekend action:
West – Humberview Huskies 5, Humber Valley Sharks 5
West – Avalanche 1, Vaughan Panthers 0
East – West Hill Golden Hawks 1, Hillcrest Canadiens 2
The Toronto Colts (12-0-1) are at it again. Winning both the regular season and city championships with ease in 20160-17, the Colts had a dominant display against the Avalanche (0-9-0) over the weekend. The Colts have yet to lose a game this season. They are scheduled to play the second place Toronto Aeros (7-3-1) on Sunday, November 26.