GTHL Weekend Roundup: Nov. 15-16
After a relatively quiet Saturday-Sunday combo last weekend (168 games), the Greater Toronto Hockey League featured a full slate of games on Nov. 15 and 16 with a total of 222 played across the GTA – 103 on Saturday, 119 on Sunday:
Minor Midget AAA
For the first time in 2014-15, the Toronto Titans came out on the losing end of a regular season hockey game. The Titans fell 4-1 to the Don Mills Flyers, who leapfrogged Toronto into first place in the division.
The Flyers also earned a 3-0 victory over the Vaughan Kings to improve to 15-1-3 (33 points). The Titans stand at 14-1-2 for 30 points and have two games in hand.
The Mississauga Rebels remain in the top five in the division following a 2-1 win over the Kings. At 10-6-3 (23 points), they are one point back of the third-place Toronto Jr. Canadiens (11-3-2, 24 points).
The Toronto Young Nationals defeated the North York Rangers 6-3 and the Markham Majors and Mississauga Senators tied 1-1 in the only other divisional games over the weekend.
Atom A East
With the Ted Reeve Thunder idle over the weekend, the Leaside Flames were able to gain ground in the hunt for first place in the Atom A East division. The Flames cruised to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Shamrocks for their 14th win and 30th points of the season.
At 14-1-2, the Flames are three points behind the Thunder (16-1-1) for first place and hold one game in hand.
The Markham Islanders also used the weekend as an opportunity to close the gap on the Thunder, earning 3-0 and 2-1 wins over the West Hill Golden Hawks and Goulding Park Rangers to improve to 12-2-3 (27 points).
Behind the Islanders are the North York Knights, who split their Saturday-Sunday games with a loss to the Rangers (2-1) and a win over the Don Mills Mustangs (5-0). The Knights’ record stands at 11-5-2 (24 points).
Other finals from Atom A East weekend action:
Scarborough Ice Raiders 6, Toronto Aeros 1
North Toronto 3, Toronto Aeros 2
Willowdale Blackhawks 2, Forest Hill 1
Minor Bantam AA West
The good news for the Toronto Eagles on the weekend was that they earned a 6-3 win over the Streetsville Tigers to boost their record to 11-1-3 (25 points). The bad news is that the one team they are trying to catch – the Mississauga North Stars – skated to a 2-1 victory over the Vaughan Panthers to move to 11-1-4 (26 points).
More good news for the Eagles, though: they hold one game in hand.
The Mississauga Jets picked up a 3-0 shutout of the Avalanche in their lone weekend contest and thanks to the Eagles’ victory, moved into a points tie with Streetsville. The Tigers, however, sit alone in third place by virtue of having played three fewer games.
Other finals from Minor Bantam AA West weekend action:
Duffield Devils 5, York Toros 4
Toronto Royals 3, Duffield Devils 2
Vaughan Rangers 3, Ice Warriors 1
Mississauga Braves 4, Humber Valley Sharks 1
The Toronto Young Nationals boosted their League-leading wins total to 11 over the weekend with victories over the Mississauga Reps (7-0) and North York Rangers (2-1). At 11-1-1 (23 points), the Young Nationals are five points ahead of the second-place Toronto Jr. Canadiens (7-2-4, 18 points).
For their part, the Jr. Canadiens earned a pair of weekend draws with the Toronto Marlboros (2-2) and Reps (1-1).
The Rangers (7-3-3, 17 points) sit in third place – one point behind the Jr. Canadiens – after earning a 4-3 win over the Toronto Red Wings in their first game of the weekend.
The Don Mills Flyers (7-3-2, 16 points) also split a back-to-back set on the weekend, rebounding from a 6-1 setback to the Mississauga Rebels on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Marlboros on Sunday.
Other finals from Midget AAA weekend action:
Vaughan Kings 4, Toronto Titans 0
Toronto Titans 2, Mississauga Rebels 1
Toronto Red Wings 3, Vaughan Kings 0
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