Around the G: December Preview

Erin Riley

 The holly jolly month of December wouldn’t be complete without a full schedule of events. Ensure to plan your holiday happenings around these key dates.

Deadline to Return Trophies
December 1

Congratulations on your win, but it’s time to re-earn your trophy for the 2017-18 campaign. All trophies must be returned to the GTHL office prior to or on December 1. Clubs that are late in returning their hardware will face a fine.

Paul Coffey Invitational
December 1-3

Headed into its 32nd year, the Paul Coffey Invitational welcomes AA teams from Minor Atom to Midget. Hosted by the Mississauga Jets, the tournament gives teams a three-game guarantee before they head to playoff rounds. Tournament namesake and Hall of Famer, Paul Coffey, played for several Mississauga based GTHL teams and currently resides in the area.

GTHL Top Prospects Game, Powered by Under Armour
December 12

The 9th annual rendition of the GTHL Top Prospects Game, Powered by Under Armour will take place December 12 at 7:30 pm at Scotiabank Pond. The game will showcase the League’s top 40 Minor Midget AAA players as they approach the OHL Draft. Wendel Clark, Adam Graves, Darcy Tucker, Shayne Corson, and Wayne Primeau have been appointed as celebrity coaches for the event. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online for $8 or at the gate for $10. Click here to buy tickets.

IP Festival
December 17

Held at Westwood Arena, the first of two IP Festivals will showcase over 30 teams in over 60 cross-ice games. The festival will act as a great opportunity for parents to witness cross-ice hockey first hand.

Toronto Marlboros International Holiday Classic
December 27-30

No holiday season is complete without the Toronto Marlboros Holiday Classic tournament. Marking its 25th year, the tournament boasts some of the best AAA teams from Minor Bantam to Minor Midget. If you’re looking to spot the next Connor McDavid, the tournament is a must see.

All Tournaments in December 

Tournament Host Date Location
International Silver Stick Vaughan Regional Vaughan Rangers December 1 – 3 City of Vaughan Community Rinks
Paul Coffey Invitational Mississauga Jets December 1- 3 Westwood Arena & Hershey Centre
5th Annual Hill Hockey Bar Down Classic Hill Academy December 7 – 10 Scotiabank Pond, Chesswood Arena & Westwood Arena
3rd Annual Vaughan Kings Classic Vaughan Kings December 7 – 10 Scotiabank Pond, Chesswood Arena, & Westwood Arena
Faustina Carl Gordaneer Memorial Select Christmas Tournament Faustina Sports Club December 26 – 31 MasterCard Centre
Christmas Classic Streetsville Amateur Minor Hockey December 26 – 29 Vic Johnson Arena
Toronto Marlboros International Holiday Classic Toronto Marlboros December 27 – 30 Canlan Etobicoke & Canlan York University
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