Thursday, December 27, 2018
Future Stars Game #1
Top Prospects Game #2
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
Adults – $10
Students – $5
Kids under 12 who wear a team jersey are FREE with a paying parent
*Game 1 featured the Top 16 year old players and Game 2 will feature the top 17 and 18 year old players
Proceeds from the game go to the Frank Santarossa Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to players of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) to assist them in furthering their education.
Top Prospects from around the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League converged in Waterloo Ontario to showcase their talents for scouts and fans alike. The league’s best 16 year-olds faced off in the Future Stars game, with the league’s top 17 and 18 year-olds competing in the Top Prospects Game.
In the Future Stars game Team Pietrangelo downed Team Moreau 4-1. Two late goals by Team Pietrangelo sealed the victory in a tightly contested, back and forth game. Mason Mantzavrakos opened the scoring for Team Pietrangelo with a quick release after receiving a nice dish pass from Joseph Serpa. Brendan Mairs collected the other assist on the play. George Diaco increased the lead to 2-0 after Dawson McKinney threw a puck on net from an awkward angle. Diaco corralled the rebound and buried it high glove on the Team Moreau goaltender. Team Moreau got on the board in the second period as Chase Strychaluk finished off a nice passing play from Sean McGurn and Todd Smith. The game was tight for the remainder of the game with both teams trading scoring chances. With 2 minutes left Team Pietrangelo’s Rylan Bowers scored an empty netter to increase the lead to 3-1. 19 seconds later Brendon Mairs snapped home a goal assisted by Mason Mantzavrakos and Ethan Sims. Luka Profaca notched an assist and had a stand out game on defense for Team Pietrangelo, earning him MVP honours. Mark Duarte had a number of scoring chances and earned MVP honours for Team Moreau.
In the Top Prospects game Team Crowder downed Team Clubb 6-3. The game featured a ton of offensive talent on both sides. Joe Mazilli opened the scoring for Team Crowder, just 15 seconds into the game. Team Clubb tied the game early in the second period with Devyn Orpana tipping in a shot from Brayden Krieger, with Brendan Koops getting the other assist. Team Crowder retook the lead with Derek Raposo finishing a beautiful cross crease pass from Jaleel Adams. Team Crowder increased the lead to 3-1 as Emmet Pierce ripped a shot off the post and in. Adam Jeffrey and Joel Mazzilli assisted on the play. Just over a minute later Jaleel Adams fired a shot under the cross bar on the glove side to extend the lead to 4-1 for Team Crowder. In the third period Derek Raposo would score his second goal of the game assisted by Kory Silveiro. Kory Silverio would add a goal of his own assisted by Jeffrey Adam putting Team Crowder up 6-1. Team Clubb scored two late goals from Jared Hill- assisted by Andrew Reynolds and Christian Taylor- and Ryan Campbell – assisted by Devyn Orpana and Bryden Krieger- to cut the lead to 6-3. Derek Raposo was all over the ice and scored two goals earning him MVP honours for Team Crowder. Ryan Campbell had an impact almost every shift and finally found the back of the net in the third, earning him MVP honours for Team Clubb.