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Around the G: Sept. 21-23

Erin Riley

Craziness at Canlan highlighted the first full weekend of the 2018-19 GTHL season, with over 100 games running out of the York University based rink. See which teams starting their season on a high note.

Minor Atom A
Kicking off their GTHL careers in style, both the Vaughan Rangers (2-0-0) and Toronto Eagles (2-0-0) joined the Greater Toronto Capitals (2-0-0) in earning back-to-back wins to start the season. The Rangers will face both the Eagles and Capitals in the coming weeks. The Vaughan Panthers (1-0-1) and Duffield Devils (1-1-0) also got into the win column over the weekend, both scoring 6 or more goals in their respective victories.

In the East, both the Don Mills Mustangs (2-0-0) and Ted Reeve Thunder (2-0-0) remain undefeated after weekend wins. Seven teams in the division have at least one win to start the year, including the third-place Forest Hill Force (1-0-1) who defeated the Leaside Flames (1-1-0) 7-0 on Sunday.

Other finals from Minor Atom A weekend action:

West –Duffield Devils 6, Humber Valley Sharks 1
West –
West Mall Lightning 3, Toronto Eagles 4

East – Toronto Shamrocks 4, Forest Hill Force 4
East –
Goulding Park Rangers 7, West Hill Golden Hawks 1


Minor Peewee AAA
Heading into their second week of regular season action, the Toronto Marlboros (2-0-1) and Don Mills Flyers (2-0-1) posted identical records after a weekend full of action. The third place Vaughan Kings (2-0-0) added another win on Saturday, staying undefeated after two games.

Despite losing only two games last season, the Jr. Canadiens (1-2-0) took two games to shake the rust off before claiming their first win of the season in a 3-1 victory over the North York Rangers (0-3-0) The Jr. Canadiens will be on the hunt for back-to-back GTHL Regular Season Championship and Scotiabank GTHL Playoff titles.

Other finals from Minor Peewee AAA weekend action:

Toronto Red Wings 1, Mississauga Reps 5
Toronto Titans 0, Mississauga Rebels 4


Bantam AA
After narrowly missing out on a GTHL Regular Season Championship and Scotiabank GTHL Playoff title, the Scarborough Young Bruins (2-0-0) are hungry to redeem themselves in 2018-19. The Bruins and Don Mills Mustangs (2-0-0) are the only two teams in the East to post back-to-back wins to start the season, with both teams recording wins on Sunday.

In the West, the battle of Vaughan is alive and well, with both the Vaughan Rangers (2-0-0) and Vaughan Panthers (2-0-0) starting off with identical records after two games. The Mississauga Terriers (2-0-0) and Greater Toronto Capitals (2-0-0) round out the four undefeated teams in the division to start the year.

Other finals from Bantam AA weekend action:

West – Toronto Wolverines 1, Mississauga Beast 2
WestStreetsville Tigers 3, Duffield Devils 2

East – Toronto Aeros 3, Don Mills Mustangs 4
East – Willowdale Blackhawks 2, York Mills 7

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