GTHL Weekend Roundup: Oct. 9-11
Thanksgiving weekend featured 262 games – highlighted by 101 contests on Sunday – with another 22 contests slated for today.
Minor Midget A
The West Hill Golden Hawks (4-1-1, 9 points) are perched alone atop the East division standings following a 1-0 win over the Goulding Park Rangers (2-2-2, 6 points) on Saturday.
Three clubs – the North York Knights, Toronto Aces and Toronto Aeros – are each within one point of the Golden Hawks. All three clubs have three wins and two ties.
The Aces won their only weekend contest, 4-3 over the Knights.
Right behind them are the Ted Reeve Thunder (2-0-3, 7 points), who remain undefeated following a 4-2 win over the Toronto Shamrocks (2-2-2, 6 points) on Sunday.
In the West division, the Vaughan Panthers and Humber Valley Sharks are waging an early-season battle for top spot.
The Panthers (5-0-2, 12 points) posted a 6-1 win Sunday over the Humberview Huskies (1-5-0, 2 points) to surpass the Sharks (4-0-2, 10 points), who were victorious Saturday (3-1 W) against the West Mall Lightning (3-2-1, 7 points).
In other action, the Vaughan Rangers improved to 3-3-0 (6 points) with a 4-3 win over the Huskies and the Duffield Devils (2-3-1, 5 points) blanked the Greater Toronto Capitals 9-0.
Four teams have their fifth win of the season after a 15-game weekend in the Atom AA division.
In the East, the North York Knights (5-0-0, 10 points) kept their perfect record in tact with 4-1 win against York Mills (2-2-1, 5 points).
Forest Hill picked up their first win in five tries this season, a 5-1 win over the West Hill Golden Hawks (1-4-1, 3 points).
West division leaders Mississauga North Stars and Mississauga Terriers both earned victories to improve to 5-0-1 (11 points).
On Friday, the North Stars handed the Humberview Huskies their only loss of the season with a convincing 5-1 victory. In a Saturday night showdown at Scotiabank Pond, the Terriers posted a 3-0 decision against the Duffield Devils (1-5-0, 2 points) for their first shutout of 2015-16.
After suffering their first defeat of the season, the Huskies – the third team in the West with five wins (5-1-0, 10 points) – rebounded Sunday with a 7-2 victory over the Greater Toronto Capitals (2-4-0, 4 points).
The Toronto Eagles improved to 4-1-1 (9 points) with their first victories since Puck Drop Weekend. The club first earned a 1-0 shutout against the Humber Valley Sharks (4-2-0, 8 points) – the team immediately behind them in the standings – before beating the Devils 5-2.
The Toronto Wolverines (3-2-0, 6 points) also earned two wins, snapping a two-game skid with 3-1 and 3-2 decisions over the West Mall Lightning (3-1-1, 7 points) and Vaughan Rangers (3-2-1, 7 points), respectively.
Other finals from Atom AA weekend action:
East – Toronto Aces 7, York Mills 7
East – North Toronto 1, Toronto Aeros 1
East – Markham Islanders 2, Scarborough Young Bruins 0
East – Goulding Park Rangers 3, North Toronto 0
West – Toros 5, Streetsville Tigers 1
West – Humber Valley Sharks 3, Mississauga Jets 1
Minor Bantam AAA
The Toronto Marlboros are perfect through five games following a pair of wins over the weekend.
A 4-1 win over the Toronto Titans (2-3-0, 4 points) and 8-0 win against the Don Mills Flyers (1-3-1, 3 points) were enough to propel the Marlboros into first place. The Marlboros, who have 31 goals in five outings, lead the league with 6.20 goals per game.
The Mississauga Reps (4-2-0, 8 points) – who were idle on the weekend – rank second in the league and will go for their fifth consecutive win Wednesday against the Markham Majors, a team looking for its first win of the season.
Right behind the Marlboros and Reps are the North York Rangers (3-0-1, 7 points), who earned a 3-0 win over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens on Saturday.
The Jr. Canadiens (2-1-1, 5 points) also earned a 2-2 tie against the Toronto Young Nationals (2-2-2, 6 points) on Sunday afternoon.