Around the G: Dec. 16-18

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Minor Atom A

It was a showdown between the top two teams in the East, as the first place Forest Hill (18-1-5) squad squeezed by the second place Willowdale Blackhawks (14-3-4) with a 1-0 victory. Forest Hill now has a nine point lead over the Blackhawks.

The third place Leaside Flames (14-7-2) narrowly missed an opportunity to tie the Blackhawks in points after a tight 6-4 loss to the North York Knights (12-7-3). Teams should be keeping an eye on the Knights, who have now won three straight.

In the West, the second place West Mall Lightning (13-4-3) extended their winning streak to four after a 10-1 victory over the Greater Toronto Capitals. The Lightning now sit seven points back of the first place Vaughan Rangers (18-3-0) with a game in hand. The Toronto Eagles (12-3-4) also continued their dominance of the division, winning their seventh straight game on the weekend. The Eagles are now one point back of second.

Other finals from Minor Atom A weekend action:

East – Toronto Shamrocks 4, York Mills 7
East – West Hill Golden Hawks 1, Markham Islanders 0

West – Avalanche 3, Duffield Devils 2
West – Toronto Royals 4, Humber Valley Sharks 3

Minor Peewee AA

Much like their Minor Atom A counterparts, the Vaughan Rangers (16-1-1) are the kings of the Minor Peewee AA – West castle. The team notched their ninth straight after a win over the second place Mississauga Terriers (14-2-4). The Rangers now sit one point ahead of the Terriers with two games in hand. Teams should be watchful of the third place Vaughan Panthers (13-3-4) who won their seventh straight over the weekend.

In the East, the North York Knights (20-3-0) proved why they’re in first after defeating the second place Don Mill Mustangs (17-5-2) 5-2. The Knights now sit four points ahead of the Mustangs with a game in hand. The Leaside Flames (17-5-1) remain hot on the Mustangs tail after a 7-0 victory against North Toronto. The Flames are one point back of the Mustangs with a game in hand.

Other finals from Minor Peewee AA weekend action:

East – Goulding Park Rangers 3, North Toronto 2
East – West Hill Golden Hawks 5, Forest Hill 6

West – Streetsville Tigers 1, Greater Toronto Capitals 1
West – Toronto Eagles 4, Mississauga Braves 2

Minor Bantam AAA

After defeating the Jr. Canadiens on Sunday, the Toronto Young Nationals (18-1-2) now sit only one point back of the first place Don Mills Flyers (19-1-2) with a game in hand. The race will be tight going down the stretch as the third place Toronto Marlboros (14-1-6) are also heating up – winning their third straight on Friday. The Marlboros are six points back of first with a game in hand.

Other finals from Minor Bantam AAA weekend action:

Toronto Titans 1, Markham Majors 3
Don Mills Flyers 3, Mississauga Senators 1

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