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Midget “A” and “AA” All-Star Recap

Erin Riley

In the midst in the race for the playoffs, the top players from Midget “A” and “AA” divisions put their allegiances aside to prove themselves as all-stars. Forty players from each division were selected by their coaching staffs to participate in the 18th annual event.

Midget “A” All-Star Game
The balanced play of the first period would not be predictive of the forty minutes that would follow. With the first period ending in a 2-1 Team Red lead, Team Blue would start the second with a tying goal. Five minutes into the second period, Team Red would net six unanswered goals from five different goal scorers, three of which were from the first place Vaughan Rangers squad. The third saw more dominance from Team Red, with team MVP Nicholas Chiappetta scoring his second of the evening. Team Blue managed to get on the scoresheet once in the final period on a goal from team MVP Michael Linardi. Seven players on Team Red had multiple points in the game, including four who recorded three or more points.

Final Score
Team Red 12, Team Blue 3

MVPs
Team Red– Nicholas Chiappetta
Team Blue – Michael Linardi

SCORING SUMMARY

First Period
Team Red goal (14:14) – Sam Sasaki assisted by Trevor Randorf and Cole Sziraky
Team Blue goal (10:35) – Jackson Mcgrade (unassisted)
Team Red goal (0:55) – Jaden Hopkinson assisted by Nicholas Chiappetta and Jared Rain

Second Period
Team Blue goal (19:19) – Eric Kerbel (unassisted)
Team Red goal (15:44) – Jared Rain assisted by Thomas Pocrnic
Team Red goal (12:01) – Thomas Pocrnic assisted by Dylan Katz
Team Red goal (8:18) – Jaden Hopkinson assisted by Lucas Sorbara
Team Red goal (3:17) – Cameron Macleod assisted by Zachary Orat and Dylan Katz
Team Red goal (2:41) –  Jared Rain assisted by Thomas Pocrnic

Third Period
Team Blue goal (12:38) – Michael Linardi assisted by Dante Foresto and Vincenzo Arena
Team Red goal (11:42) – Jaden Hopkinson assisted by Trevor Randorf and Matthew Tenai
Team Red goal (6:52) – Trevor Randorf assisted by Matthew Tenai
Team Red goal (1:22) – Nicholas Chiappetta assisted by Jared Rain
Team Red goal (0:44) – Matteo Di Marco assisted by Dylan Katz and Sean Elder

Midget “AA” All-Star Game
A back and forth affair highlighted the Midget “AA” game, with both teams taking turns at sharing the lead throughout the game. Team Red would be first on the board, ending the first period with a 3-1 lead. Team Blue came swinging back with all the momentum in the second, scoring three unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead. Tied with five minutes left in the third, Team Red were able to net two to take the win.

Final Score
Team Red 7, Team Blue 5

MVPs
Team Red– Martin Lococo
Team Blue – Patrick Israels

SCORING SUMMARY

First Period
Team Red goal (12:15) – Ethan Haley assisted by Kyren De Sousa and Niko Mouratidis
Team Blue goal (6:41) – Fedor Beloborodov assisted by David Kozak and Tyler Wilson
Team Red goal (2:31) – Thomas Kostyk assisted by Kyren De Sousa and Connor Rotter
Team Red goal (0:31) – Nick Duguid assisted by Ethan Chong and Nick Snow

Second Period
Team Blue goal (15:47) – Patrick Israels assisted by Martin Gaal and Greyson Silva Addo
Team Blue goal (14:47) – William Zavaros-Bairos assisted by Nicholas Nielsen
Team Blue goal (5:26) – Nicholas Nielsen assisted by Sam Ernszt

Third Period
Team Red goal (19:35) – Peter Bello assisted by Thomas Kostyk and Andrew Bader
Team Red goal (11:51) – Martin Lococo assisted by Adam Marini and Justin Avsenik
Team Blue goal (10:28) – Patrick Israels assisted by Greyson Silva Addo and Nicholas Borg
Team Red goal (4:23) – Vinny Lexovsky assisted by Nick Duguid and Ethan Chong

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