Induction Weekend in Toronto saw GTHL alumni Eric Lindros inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after six years of eligibility. Meanwhile, thousands of players around the GTHL worked to follow in his footsteps, one victory at a time. See who put on Hall of Fame worthy performances this weekend.
Big games with even bigger implications highlighted the East. The Markham Islanders (13-2-0) slid into first after defeating the now third place Toronto Shamrocks (11-2-3) by a score of 3-2. Only one point back of first, the Ted Reeve Thunder (12-2-1) extended their winning streak to four games. Teams should be keeping an eye on the Goulding Park Rangers (9-6-1) who won their sixth straight on Friday after defeating the Toronto Shamrocks.
In the West, a mere four points separates sixth place from first. The second place Avalanche (10-4-0) defeated the first place Toronto Wolverines (10-2-1) to move within one point of first. Meanwhile, the Duffield Devils (9-4-0) extended their winning streak to three after back-to-back wins.
Other finals from Peewee A weekend action:
East – York Mills 6, Hillcrest Canadiens 2
East – Forest Hill 2, North York Knights 2
West – Vaughan Rangers 4, West Toronto Renegades 1
West – Humber Valley Sharks 0, Toronto Eagles 6
The Jr. Canadiens (14-0-0) are officially on a 14 game winning streak. The team held off both the Vaughan Kings and third place Toronto Marlboros (11-3-0) over the weekend to maintain a perfect record on the season. Despite a loss to the Jr. Canadiens on Friday, the Toronto Marlboros bounced back on Sunday to defeat the Markham Majors 9-0. The team has won eight of their last ten.
Teams should keep an eye on the Toronto Red Wings (7-5-1) who have won three of their last four games, including a 3-1 win over the Markham Majors on Friday.
Other finals from Peewee AAA weekend action:
Vaughan Kings 1, Don Mills Flyers 1
North York Rangers 0, Toronto Titans 4
The Greater Toronto Capitals (11-2-3) moved into first over the weekend after a pair of wins. The team now remains one point up on the second place Vaughan Rangers (10-1-4) who have a game in hand. The Rangers missed the opportunity to move into first after recording a tie against the Toronto Aeros. Teams should watch out for the Humber Valley Sharks (7-4-2) who have won three of their last four and have three games in hand over the first place Greater Toronto Capitals.
Other finals from Midget AA weekend action:
Markham Islanders 2, Vaughan Panthers 2
Vaughan Panthers 1, Streetsville Tigers 4