GTHL Game Review – Vaughan Kings 1-1 Mississauga Rebels – AAA Bantam 05’

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The GTHL was back in action as the Mississauga Rebels clashed with the Vaughan Kings. The Rebels headed into this game after a commanding 8-2 win in the game against the Red Wings. And on the other side, the Kings suffered a 4-3 defeat in the against the Jr. Canadiens.

Mississauga Rebels Review
The Rebels headed into this game after a dominant win in their last GTHL. Moreover, they had the winning momentum before facing the Kings, but they started the game in a more cautious way. That was also in correlation with their opponents as they also were careful at the start of the game. However, they slowly tried to impose their tempo with Constante coming close on a couple of occasions. Tromasin had some notable presence in this period but the Rebels were not able to beat goaltender Vaccari. Therefore, the Mississauga side ended the first period with 6 shots on goal.

In the 2nd period of the game, the Rebels started in the same way as the first period. With close control of the biscuit and with discipline in their formation positioning. Also, they had the in-form Morvan in their team. The talented goaltender made some key saves in the 2nd period of the game. Also, Poitras had some notable runs and good yard sale tackles to prevent the Kings from scoring. He was supported by Constante, but their combined efforts were not enough for the Rebels to open the score.

In the 3rd period, both teams increased the tempo and that created problems for both goaltenders. Morvan was up t the tasks as he made 5 saves in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd period. That gave a wind in the back as the Rebels started to dominate the middle of the ice. Also, the transitional movements were good. That good play was rewarded in the 6th minute of the 3rd period through a counter-attack. Kwok came face to face with Vaccari and managed to score with a clinical shot. A short celly followed and it seemed that the Rebels are focused on maintaining the lead. Nevertheless, their opponents stepped up after the conceded goal. That pressure resulted in the Rebels conceding a goal in the 11th minute of the 3rd period. That was the final result.

On the offensive side of the game, the Rebels score an average of goals per game.
On the defensive side of the ice, the team is conceding an average of goals per game.
The Rebels played well in this game but so their opponents. Therefore, the 1-1 draw is a fair result for them in this game.

Vaughan Kings Review
The Kings suffered a disappointing defeat in their last game against the Jr. Canadiens. They played well in that game and surely deserved something more than the disappointing loss. However, they are a good side and this game was a great opportunity for them to bounce back. The Kings started the game in a cautious way and they maintained a solid formation. Andrew Lanni played well in the early part of the game and he was supported by Marco Colella commanding performances at the blueline. Jacob Strizzi was also a notable presence as the young forward came close on a few occasions.
Also, the Kings were under pressure at certain points of the first period. But once again, their talisman goaltender Vaccari kept them in the game with his great saves.

In the 2nd period of the game, both teams were cautious again. The Kings tried to attack more and Stefan Forgione was showing some good performances at that point. Also, Jason Sturge and Mathew Kallo played well at the back and kept a good position of the biscuit. Nevertheless, the Kings were not able to break the deadlock in this period.

In the final period, the Kings started to take more risks as they wanted to win the game. However, their opponents managed to take control in the first part of the final period. The Kings were not able to prevent the Rebels from their good counter-attacks and conceded the first game. Yet, the Kings decided to reorganize and mount a swift pressure in order to get back in the game. They managed to equalize the score through Luciano Supino in the 11th minute. It was a great reward for his outstanding performances on the right side of the barn. The Kings had more chances to score the 2nd goal and win the game through Jacob Strizzi and Andrew Lanni but were not able to get past the opposing goaltender.

On the offensive side of the game, the Kings score an average of goals per game.
And on the defensive side of the ice, the Kings concede an average of goals per game.

Final Thought 
Both teams focused on not conceding in the early stages of the game. And that set the tone for the rest of the game until both teams pushed for a goal in the 3rd period. The Kings came close on scoring the 2nd goal but the Rebels also had good chances. Therefore, the 1-1 draw was probably a fair result.




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