Dec 06, 2015 | Webmaster | 2852 views
2015 Minor Midget AAA All-Star Weekend Wraps Up
Waterloo, ON - The 2015 Minor Midget AAA All-Star Weekend came to an end on Sunday, December 6, 2016. Following the round robin games, Team Grey finished in first position with a perfect 3-0 record and Team Navy finished in second place with a 2-1 record to solidify the final match up of the day. Team Blue and Team White faced off in the other final Minor Midget match up of the weekend. Both games were very entertaining and showcased the great talent in our Minor Midget AAA League! In their last game of the weekend, Team Blue defeated Team White by a score of 4-2, which proved to be a satisfying victory after a loss to the same team earlier in the day. Both teams went back and forth trading goals with Team Blue's final goal coming on an empty net.
Team White Player of the Game: Brett Fisher (London Jr. Knights)
Team Blue Player of the Game: Kevin Quinn (Cambridge hawks)
Complete game stats here!
The final game of the day between Team Grey and Team Navy was fast-paced and the action was end-to-end. Both teams had some incredible chances to score but the goaltending was stellar and the game ended up tied 3-3 after regulation time. A five minute sudden death overtime period was played and again, there were some amazing chances and equally good saves. Fortunately for the fans, the game was still tied after overtime so a 3-player shoot out ensued. Team Navy's Joel Mazzilli (London Jr. Knights) shot first but was denied. Team Grey Shooter Derek Seguin (Hamilton Huskies) was up next with a bullet of a shot that went in with authority as it knocked the water bottle right off the net! Now with Team Grey up by a goal, it was Team Navy with the next chance from Andrew Hanaka (Hamilton Huskies), which was successful! Team Grey's second shot from Christopher Playfair (Waterloo Wolves) was also good and put the pressure on Team Navy's third and final shooter. Team Navy's Evan Ferguson (Windsor Jr. Spitfires) had a great shot but again was denied a goal which gave Team Grey the win. Both teams played a fantastic final game which capped off an awesome All-Star weekend!
Team Navy Player of the Game: Joel Mazzilli (London Jr. Knights)
Team Grey Player of the Game: Nathan Torchia (Waterloo Wolves)
Full game stats can be found here!
The ALLIANCE Hockey Minor Midget AAA regular season will resume on December 7th following the All-Star break and will run until January 24, 2016. The ALLIANCE Hockey Minor Midget AAA Playdowns will then begin January 25th with the eventual ALLIANCE Champs earning a place in the OHL Cup hosted by the GTHL, scheduled for March 15-21, 2016. ALLIANCE Hockey will also be provided with two additional team entries into the OHL Cup and possibly a fourth entry depending upon the result of a one-game playoff.
Special thanks to all of the Minor Midget AAA teams for your support of the 2015 All-Star Game and to our volunteer Team Staffs for your assistance during the game.
Congratulations to all players on a great All-Star Game and best of luck to all players during the remainder of the season!