Goal scoring wasn’t hard to come by at the 2017 Midget All-Star Festival, as a combined 31 goals were scored over the three games played.
MIDGET AAA ALL-STAR GAME
Team Red 5, Team White 4
Team White jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first with a pair of goals from Kobe Desmond (Vaughan Kings) and Cooper Sharpe (Young Nationals).
Goals from Scott Gaetz (Toronto Marlboros), Elijah Brereton-Gonsalves (Mississauga Rebels), and Xavier Drummond (Markham Majors) proved vital in the second as Team Red evened the score at 3-3.
Both teams would trade markers to begin the third with Matthew O’Brien (Young Nationals) and Gaetz scoring their second goals of the night.
Scott Gaetz was awarded the MVP honours for Team Red, while Vaughan Kings goaltender James Elmhurst received the MVP for Team White.
Team White GOAL (7:24) – Kobe Desmond assisted by Kevin Shirmaly and Connor McBroom
Team White GOAL (19:16) – Cooper Sharpe assisted by Paul Spadafora and Tyler Capone
Team Red GOAL (7:00) PP – Scott Gaetz assisted by Maxim Golod and Erich Roeder
Team White GOAL (8:26) – Matthew O’Brien assisted by Brendan Luther and Joshua Nixon
Team Red GOAL (13:43) – Elijah Brereton-Gonsalves assisted by Thomas McKeown and Evan Benwell
Team Red GOAL (15:47) – Xavier Drummond assisted by Maxim Golod and Quentin Martellacci
Team White GOAL (2:10) – Matthew O’Brien assisted by Nate Mueller and Matthew Wilkins
Team Red GOAL (11:51) PP – Scott Gaetz assisted by Dante Fantauzzi and Evan Benwell
Team Red GOAL (13:00) – Jake Cella assisted by Cameron Rayner and Erich Roeder
MIDGET A ALL-STAR GAME
Team Red 10, Team White 7
Hillcrest Canadiens forward Max Levy opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker to give Team White the early 1-0 advantage. In the final minutes of the first period, Team Red defenceman Aiden Stanley (Leaside Flames) tied the game up at one with a seeing-eye shot from the point.
The second frame did not disappoint. Team White scored a total of six goals, led by Hillcrest Canadiens teammates Max Levy, Aaron Fuss, and Ross Brzozowicz. The three combined for five of those markers. Cooper Mair (Goulding Park Rangers) and Josh Biderman (North York Knights) each notched a goal and an assist in the period to keep Team Red in the game, as they trailed 7-5 after 40.
The third belonged to Team Red. Team Red MVP Matthew Di Poce (Vaughan Rangers) led the visiting squad with a goal and an assist, bringing his game total up to three points. Team Red would score five in the third to win 10-7 over Team White.
Team White MVP honours went to Hillcrest Canadiens forward Aaron Fuss.
Team White GOAL (5:23) SH – Max Levy assisted by Ethan Atkinson
Team Red GOAL (18:24) – Aiden Stanley assisted by Brendan Talmage
Team White GOAL (0:16) – Aaron Fuss assisted by Mitchell Katzman
Team Red GOAL (1:20) – Andrew Laver assisted by Cooper Mair and Brendan Talmage
Team White GOAL (4:22) – Aaron Fuss assisted by Max Gill and Max Levy
Team White GOAL (8:25) – Evan Roher assisted by Emmitt Soroka and Aaron Fuss
Team White GOAL (8:49) – Ross Brzozowicz assisted by Max Levy
Team White GOAL (9:29) – Evan Roher assisted by Ethan Atkinson and Taylor Johnson
Team Red GOAL (11:32) – Josh Biderman assisted by Matthew Di Poce and Aiden Stanley
Team Red GOAL (12:07) PP – Adam Collier assisted by Josh Biderman
Team White GOAL (14:32) SH – Ethan Atkinson assisted by Jordan Offman
Team Red GOAL (18:57) – Cooper Mair assisted by Luc Gucciardi
Team Red GOAL (1:10) – Francesco Colella assisted by Matthew Di Poce and Matthew Tanel
Team Red GOAL (2:46) – Andrew Laver assisted by Brendan Talmage and Trevor Mills
Team Red GOAL (2:54) – Brendan Talmage assisted by Scott Munn
Team Red GOAL (5:36) – Josh Biderman assisted by Adam Collier
Team Red GOAL (17:36) SH – Matthew Di Poce assisted by Zachary Doucette
MIDGET AA ALL-STAR GAME
Team Red 3, Team White 2
Team Red jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from Lucas Cook of the Streetsville Tigers. The designated visitors would add to their lead in the second thanks to Mario Lapadula of the Vaughan Panthers, who bulged the twine to increase Team Red’s lead to 2-0.
Team Red experienced some push back in the third as Team White cracked the scoresheet with a powerplay goal from Humber Valley Sharks forward Turner McTiernan.
The jubilation was short-lived, however, as Cook played the role of heartbreaker for Team Red as he netted another to make it 3-1 for Team Red. James Keane (Mississauga Jets) would add a late one for Team White with no prevail as Team Red took the game 3-2.
Dylan Cox, a member of the Streetsville Tigers, took home MVP honours for Team Red. James Keane (Mississauga Jets) was named MVP for Team White.
Team Red GOAL (17:16) – Lucas Cook unassisted
Team Red GOAL (11:42) – Mario Lapadula assisted by Christian Galluzzo and Daniel Alonzi
Team Red GOAL (2:47) – Lucas Cook unassisted
Team White GOAL (4:02) PP – Turner McTiernan assisted by James Keane and Spencer Tackaberry
Team White GOAL (18:29) – James Keane assisted by Ryan Haba