Around the G: Oct. 21-23
Now two months into the season, many victories have been celebrated, and defeats have been a learning process. See which teams were victorious over the weekend.
Minor Atom A
The Leaside Flames (5-1-2) are burning up the Kraft Cup standings in the East. The Minor Atom A squad tied the East Enders Ticats (5-1-2) for second in the division after a 11-0 victory over the Scarborough Young Bruins on Sunday. Both teams now sit three points back of Forest Hill (7-1-1) who recorded a win and a tie on the weekend. Teams in the division should be keeping an eye on the Toronto Aeros (5-2-1), who are now only one point back of second place after banking two wins over the weekend. The Aeros have now won four straight.
In the West, the Vaughan Rangers (8-0-0) remain undefeated after two big wins on both Friday and Saturday. The second place West Mall Lightning (6-2-0) missed the opportunity to tie the Rangers for first after losing two straight.
Other finals from Minor Atom A weekend action:
East – West Hill Golden Hawks 2, Willowdale Blackhawks 4
East – Forest Hill 5, York Mills 5
West – Humberview Huskies 5, Humber Valley Sharks 1
West – Vaughan Panthers 1, Toronto Royals 4
Minor Peewee AA
The Mississauga Terriers (7-0-0) have been experiencing some solid goaltending after only allowing one goal in their past seven games. Thanks to their stellar offense, the team extended their winning streak to seven on the weekend, remaining undefeated. The Streetsville Tigers (6-1-1) and Toros (5-1-1) are not far behind, sitting in third and fourth, respectively. The Tigers won both their games on the weekend, while the Toros extended their winning streak to five after wins against the Humber Valley Sharks and Mississauga North Stars.
The East remains tight with only two points separating the third and fifth spots. The Don Mills Mustangs (8-0-1) remain on top after two straight wins. Meanwhile, the third place Leaside Flames (6-2-0) are determined to move up the standings, winning six straight. Teams should also be keeping an eye on the fifth place Forest Hill (5-4-0) squad who have now won two in a row, including a 3-2 victory over second place York Mills on the weekend.
Other finals from Minor Peewee AA weekend action:
East – North York Knights 7, Ted Reeve Thunder 7
East – Goulding Park Rangers 2, West Hill Golden Hawks 0
West – Duffield Devils 1, Vaughan Rangers 4
West – West Mall Lighting 1, Mississauga North Stars 0
Minor Bantam AAA
The Don Mills Flyers (6-0-2) crept closer to the first place Toronto Marlboros (7-0-1) after defeating the North York Rangers 4-1 on Saturday. They finished off their weekend with a 8-1 victory over the Vaughan Kings on Sunday.
The second place Toronto Young Nationals (7-1-1) have become dominant in the division, with their only loss coming from a tight match-up against the first place Toronto Marlboros.
Other finals from Minor Bantam AAA weekend action:
North York Rangers 2, Markham Majors 0
Vaughan Kings 0, Markham Majors 1