Around the G: Oct. 13-15

Erin Riley

Putting last season behind them, these teams are after what was lost in 2016-17. Catch up on weekend action from around the League.

Atom AA
After an early exit from last year’s Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs, the Forest Hill Force (5-1-1) are off to a hot start, winning five of their last six. The Force extended their winning streak to three over the weekend after defeating the Scarborough Ice Raiders (5-2-1). The reigning regular season and playoff champions, the North York Knights (6-0-1), recorded a tie and a win over the weekend to remain the only undefeated team in the East.

The Toros (5-0-1) look determined to repeat as city champions, winning their fifth straight on Friday, defeating the Toronto Wolverines (5-2-0) in a close 2-1 game.  The division remains close early on with the Mississauga Terriers (5-1-0), Streetsville Tigers (5-1-0) and Vaughan Rangers (5-1-0) all in a three way tie for second after six games.

Other finals from Atom AA weekend action:

West – Streetsville Tigers 4, Toronto Wolverines 1
West – Toros 2, Wolverines 1

East – Goulding Park Rangers 4, Scarborough Young Bruins 2
East – Leaside Flames 3, Ted Reeve Thunder 2

Minor Bantam A
Finishing in seventh during their Pewee season, the Toronto Royals (4-2-1) currently sit in second behind the reigning division champions, the Toronto Wolverines (5-1-0). The Royals notched a win over the weekend after defeating the Duffield Devils (3-2-1). The Devils are currently tied with the Vaughan Panthers (3-2-1) for third in the division.

After finishing in eight last season and experiencing a first round playoff exit, the Toronto Aeros (6-0-0) continued their fairy tale start, extended their winning streak to six after a 6-1 win over the Don Mills Mustangs (1-5-1). After a sluggish start, the reigning city champions, the West Hill Golden Hawks (4-2-1), are finding their stride, winning three of their last four.

Other finals from Minor Bantam A weekend action:

West – West Mall Lightning 5, Avalanche 1
West – West Toronto Renegades 0, Vaughan Rangers 3

East – North Toronto 3, Toronto Shamrocks 5
East – North York Knights 4, Markham Islanders 1

Midget AAA
After the 2016-17 Minor Midget Young Nats captured a division title, the 2017-18 Midget Nats (5-0-0) look determined to do the same. The Nats extended their winning streak to five over the weekend after defeating the the Markham Majors (3-1-1) in a close 3-2 game. The Majors loss put them in a three way tie for second with the Toronto Titans (3-1-1) and Mississauga Rebels (3-1-1). The Titans and Majors will meet on Sunday, October 21 at Chesswood Arena.

Other finals from Midget AAA weekend action:

Toronto Marlboros 0, Don Mills Flyers 4
Mississauga Senators 3, Vaughan Kings 4

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