15-Oct-2019 Tuesday 09:25 PM Scotiabank Pond 2
The GTHL was back in action as the North York Rangers clashed with the Toronto Marlboros at the Scotia Pond 2.
The Rangers headed into this game after a 5-0 defeat in the game against the Kings. And on the other side, the Marlboros drew 3-3 in their last G game against the Young Nationals.
Toronto Marlboros Review
The Marlboros headed into this game as undefeated. Moreover, the winning momentum was on their side and they started the game in a strong manner. Their defence was solid and bluelinesmen Francesco Dell’Elce was a dominant figure at the back. Also, Tristan Bertucci looked like he is in top form as he made a few strong tackles.
However, the Marlboros were unable to open the score during the first period of the game.
In the 2nd period of the game, the Marlboros increased the tempo of the game and that paid off right away as commanding defencemen Dell’ Elce scored through a swift counter-attack. That goal had a galvanizing effect on the Toronto side as Barlow assisted Christopher Grisolia for the second goal. Shortly after, the Marlboros scored the 3rd goal through defencemen Stephen, after another quick counter-attack.
In the final period of the game, the Marlboros were in full control of the game. Moreover, they managed to capitalize as the Rangers opened up their game. Therefore, the Marlboros scored three more goals in the 3rd period and sealed the win. They remained the only team that is undefeated in the GTHL
North York Rangers Review
The Rangers suffered a hard defeat in their last game against the Kings. They played well in the first period of the game and defencemen Gabriel Oldenhoff had a notable presence in the game. Also, James Ramani came close to score. The Rangers ended the first period of the game with 3 shots on goal.
In the 2nd period of the game, the Rangers were not able to withstand the constant pressure from the Marlboros. Therefore, they conceded three consecutive goals. On a positive note, they came close to score as Ethan Tierman had two good chances. However, they were not able to make a significant change.
In the final period of the game, the Rangers tried to get back in the game. Moreover, their offensive game looked more compact and their transitional movements looked good. However, they were not able to score and their opponents used that open play to score three more goals. The Rangers lost the game in the 2nd period of the game and it was impossible for them to get back into the 3rd period of the game.
All in all, this was a routine GTHL win for the Marlboros. They are the better team and deserved to win the game. Also, their defence was up to the task and it is no coincidence that they were the only undefeated team in the league.