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Around the G: September Preview

Erin Riley

Summer sports wrapping up means it’s time to dust off the hockey gear (make sure it still fits) and hit the ice for another season. September marks a month of new beginnings in many aspects of life, including minor hockey. New season, new teammates, new coaches, and a new chance at glory. Here’s what’s happening around the G throughout the month of September.

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Toronto Titans Minor Midget Prospect Tournament
September 4-9
The 11th annual tournament will see over 50 of the top Minor Midget “AAA” teams from across North America compete to win the coveted title. The tournament has become a hotbed for scouts wanting to get an early look at top OHL prospects. GTHL teams have come out on top for the past two years.

Vaughan Rangers Early Bird
September 6-9
Some of the “AA” teams in GTA will get their legs ready for the season as they compete over four days around rinks in the Vaughan area. Divisions range from Minor Atom to Minor Midget and will guarantee teams at least four games.

“AAA” Schedule Begins
September 11
Teams from Minor Atom to Minor Midget begin their “AAA” season starting September 11 with the Bantam Jr. Canadiens and Mississauga Rebels kicking things off at 6:30 p.m. at Scotiabank Pond. Players in the Midget “AAA” loop will begin their season a few weeks after “AAA” players in younger divisions.

Duffield Devils Select Early Bird
September 14-16
Select teams from Tyke to Under-21 will kick off their seasons before they even begin at the annual Duffield Devils Early Bird. Teams who are successful at the tournament often have a reputation of repeating the pattern throughout both regular season and playoff action. A total of nine age divisions will compete at the three day long tournament.

“AA” and “A” Schedule Begins
September 17
Teams from Minor Atom to Minor Midget start their season on a jam-packed night featuring over 30 “A” and “AA” games.

Puck Drop Weekend – A Celebration of Mental Fitness
September 22-23
Movember and the GTHL will be on site at Canlan, York University during the third weekend of September. The event will focus on educating teams, parents, and players about the importance of mental fitness in hockey.

Canadiens Cup – Tyler Cragg Memorial Tournament
September 27-30
Named in honour of the late Jr. Canadiens coach, the Tyler Cragg Memorial, the tournament will host “AAA” teams from Minor Atom to Bantam during the last weekend of September.

All Club Tournaments in September 

Tournament Host Date Location
Toronto Titans Minor Midget Prospect Tournament Toronto Titans September 4-9 Scotiabank Pond, Canlan Scarborough, and Westwood Arena
West Mall Lightning Early Bird Tournament West Mall Lightning September 5-9 Central, Pinepoint, Etobicoke Centennial
Toronto Red Wings Early Bird Toronto Red Wings September 6 – 9 Chesswood Arena, Westwood Arena, and Powerade Centre
Toronto Marlboros International Friendship Tournament Toronto Marlboros September 6-9 Canlan Ice Sports Etobicoke & Mastercard Centre
Vaughan Rangers Early Bird Vaughan Rangers September 6- 9 City of Vaughan Community Rinks
Brian Steele Memorial Tournament Hillcrest Canadiens September 10-16 Vaughan Sports Village, Canlan York University, Pavilion & Canlan Markham
Mississauga Early Bird Mississauga North Stars  September 10 – 16 Iceland & Hershey Centre
Huskies Scotiabank Early Bird Humberview Huskies  September 12- 16  Westwood Arena
Duffield Devils Select Early Bird Duffield Devils September 14- 16 Scotiabank Pond & Chesswood Arena
 Vic Village Select Invitational Victoria Village House League  September 14-16 Vic Village, Don Montgomery
Toronto Titans Major Midget Prospect Tournament Toronto Titans September 17-23 Scotiabank Pond &  Chesswood Arena
Canadiens Cup – Tyler Cragg Memorial Tournament Toronto Jr. Canadiens September 27- 30 Scotiabank Pond, Chesswood Arena, & Westwood Arena
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