GTHL Game Review – Vaughan Kings 3-1 Markham Majors – AAA Bantam 05’


The GTHL brought more action as Vaughan Kings clashed with Markham Majors.
The Kings headed into this GTHL game after a 3-1 defeat in the game against the Titans. And on the other side, the Majors won 4-3 in the game against the Flyers.

Vaughan Kings Reviews
The Kings headed into this encounter in a bad form. Moreover, the Vaughan side has not won in their last 4 GTHL games. Therefore, a crisis was looming in the Kings camp. But this game came at a perfect time for them. And they managed to take advantage of that as they started in a dominant way. Andrew Lanni once again looked like one of the best defenders in the league. Giacomo Martino also had good runs and his transitional movements were second to none.

However, it was Jacob Strizzi that broke the ice and scored a great goal from a close range. Also, it is important to emphasize that Nathan Fehr had his fair share of this goal as the talented forward provided a great assist.
The Kings managed to maintain the pressure and that resulted with another goal though Mr Consistent Andrew Lanni. The Kings were playing well and the first period of the game showed that they are one of the best teams in the league.

In the 2nd period of the game, the Kings were the better tea again. They were dominant in the middle of the ice and their forwards caused a lot of problems for the Majors. Also, goaltender Vaccari once again made some key saves. However, the Majors managed to score and to get back in the game. Yet, that did not last long as Jackson Mayo scored the 3rd goal to make it 3-1 for the Kings

The final period of the game saw both teams going forward and trying to score. However, the results stayed the same. Therefore, the Kings ended their bad run with their 1st win in their last 5 league games.

On the offensive side of the game, the Kings score an average of 2.56 goals per game.
On the defensive side of the game, the Vaughan side concedes an average of 2. 15 goals per game.

Markham Majors Review
The Majors have been inconsistent this season. But they headed into this game on the wings of a 4-3 victory in their last GTHL game against the Flyers. Yet, they did not have a good start and soon they found themselves defending. Defencemen Palermo had a notable presence in the first period but his good work rate was not enough to prevent their opponents from scoring two goals. The Majors had only 2 shots on goal in the first period of the game.

In the 2nd period, the Majors started to attack more and dominated at periods. However, they were not able to withstand the attacks of the Kings and soon conceded the 3rd goal of the game. Nevertheless, their play in the middle of the ice looked promising. And that resulted in Taeo Artichuk scoring a goal from a counter-attack. But the Majors did not pose a serious threat after the goal.

In the final period, the Majors tried to make a final push but the fatigue was evident and the team was not able to come back in the game. It is important to emphasize that they had some good periods and dominated the middle of the ice. But that was not enough for them to get something out of this game.

On the offensive side of the game, the Majors score an average of 3 goals per game.
And on the defensive side of the ice, the Markham side concedes an average of 2.07 goals per game.

Final Thought
The Kings were the better team in this game. And after all the disappointments in the last few games, they managed to show their quality and talent. Therefore, they deserved the win. As for the Major, it is important to note that they are a solid team and their play in the middle of the ice looks promising.

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