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Around the G: September Preview

September is a jam packed month when it comes to hockey in the city of Toronto. Not only does the GTHL kick-off its regular season, but there are also countless tournaments and hockey related events to check out.

Toronto Titans International Minor Midget Prospects Tournament
September 7 – 11, Scotiabank Pond

Entering its 9th annual year, the Toronto Titans Minor Midget Prospects Tournament will feature minor midget AAA teams from across Ontario and the northern United States. Toronto Titans GM Eric Cella told the Hockey Writers that the tournament has become heavily recruited, observing that there’s often more scouts than parents in the crowd. Most GTHL AAA clubs are scheduled to compete.

The Hockey Show Toronto
September 10 – 11, Downsview Park

While you’re in-between games at the Titans tournament, head across the street to the Hockey Show Toronto to pick up all your hockey necessities. The one-of-a-kind trade show will include product demonstrations, a speaker series, interactive exhibits, and the latest in hockey apparel. Tickets can be purchased here.

GTHL Schedule Begins
September 12 – 19

The GTHL AAA schedule goes into high gear starting September 12 with 6 games lined up at Westwood Arena. The AA and A clubs follow behind just a week later on September 19.

World Cup of Hockey
September 17 – October 1

Over 150 of the best hockey players in the world will take over the Air Canada Centre starting September 17 as part of the World Cup of Hockey. The two-week tournament will feature 8 teams competing in a best-on-best international championship. Teams will feature many GTHL alumni including Tyler Seguin, Alex Pietrangelo, Connor McDavid, and more.

Puck Drop Weekend
September 24 – 25, Canlan Ice Sports, York University

Get ready to #dropthepuck. One of the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s newest traditions, Puck Drop Weekend kicks off the hockey season with a full slate of games along with an abundance of off-ice entertainment.

The event hosts nearly 200 GTHL teams who compete in a regular season game at Canlan Ice Sports at York University. Proceeds from Puck Drop Weekend go toward the GTHL Legacy Fund, which was established in 2011 to provide financial assistance to GTHL families in need.

All Club Tournaments in September

Tournament Host Date Location
 Michael Hutton September Classic Toronto Aces September 6 – September 11  Canlan Ice Sports, York University
 9th Annual Toronto Titans International
Minor Midget Prospects Tournament
 Toronto Titans September 7 – 11 Scotiabank Pond
West Mall Lightning Early Bird Tournament West Mall Lightning September 7 – 11 Etobicoke Centennial
Jack Harper Early Bird Tournament Toronto Red Wings September 8 -11 Chesswood Arena, Westwood Arena, & Powerade Centre
Toronto Marlboros International Friendship Tournament Toronto Marlboros September 8 – 11 Canlan Ice Sports, Etobicoke & Mastercard Centre
Vaughan Rangers Early Bird AA Vaughan Rangers September 8 – 11  City of Vaughan Community Rinks
Brian Steele Memorial Tournament Hillcrest Canadiens September 12 – 18 Vaughan Sports Village, Pavillion, &  Canlan Ice Sports, York University
 Mississauga Early Bird Mississauga North Stars, Braves, Jets & Terriers  September 12 – 18  Iceland, Hershey Centre, & Tomken Arena
 Humberview Huskies – Bill Reaman Early Bird  Humberview Huskies  September 15 – 18  Westwood Arena
 Duffield Devils Select Early Bird Duffield Devils  September 16 – 18  Scotiabank Pond & Chesswood Arena
5th Annual Toronto Titans Major Midget Prospect Tournament Toronto Titans September 21 – 25 Scotibank Pond
Canadiens Cup – Tyler Cragg Memorial Tournament Toronto Jr. Canadiens September 29 – October 2 Scotiabank Pond, Chesswood Arena, & Westwood Arena
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