GTHL Game Review: Vaughan Kings 7: 3 Toronto Red Wings – AAA Bantam 05’

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The GTHL AAA Bantam was back in action as Vaughan Kings clashed with Toronto Red Wings. The Kings headed into this game after a fine 5:0 win over the Rangers in the last game. And on the other side, the Red Wings were beaten 11-2 by the unbeaten Marlboros in their last game in the “G”.

Vaughan Kings Review
The Kings had the winning momentum on their side before this game. Therefore, they had a confident start in this game. They tried to impose their tempo of the game. Andrew Lanni was playing well in the early stages of the first period. He was supported by Marco Colella as both bluelinesmen defend well and organized the game.
Stefan Forgione had good possession of the puck. However, it was Jacob Strizzi that scored the first goal for the Kings.

The Kings did not stop here as Luciano Supino caused a lot of problems for the opposing defence with his runs. That effort gave results as Anselmo Rego scored from a close range. However, the Vaughan based side conceded two goals in the first period. Clinical scorer Nathan Fehr took advantage of one mistake of the opposing defence and scored from close range in the last minute of the first period. Goaltender Stevens ended the first period with 3 saves.

In the 2nd period of the game, the Kings started to attack with their full power. At this point in the game, goaltender Vaccari was on the ice and the talented athlete made some crucial saves in the early part of the second period. That motivated the Kings even more and their pressure resulted with another goal with Cole Barrett placing the biscuit in the net from close range. Now the Kings took control of the game and they were mounting a steady pressure with Giacomo Martino coming close to score on a few occasions. However, Stefan Forgione and Andrew Lanni scored the next two goals to put the Kings on track for another win this season. Flamboyant forward Giacomo Martino scored the 7th goal for another routine win for the flying Kings.

Toronto Red Wings Review
The Red Wings are not having a good season so far. They headed into this game after an 11-2 defeat in the game against the commanding Marlboros. However, it looked like the Toronto based team is in high spirits as they started well in the first period. Defencemen McKenna looked solid on the blue line and had a couple of long-range shots that threaten goaltender Stevens. Additionally, Josh Lui had a good presence at the back and was making some important transitional movements.

Yet that was not enough to hold on as their opponents took control of the game and scored two goals. But that did not discourage the Red Wings as they managed to score twice through commanding defensemen McKenna and tricky forward Daniel Aretusi. Still, they were not able to keep their formation steady and they conceded the third goal in the last minute of the first period.

In the 2nd period of the game, the Red Wings played with more aggression and determination. Lucas Pal came close to score but his close-range shot was saved by imposing goaltender Vaccari. Kirk was another player that created a couple of chances for the Toronto based team. However, they were efforts were not rewarded and the Kings scored 3 goals. The Red Wings looked like they still have the energy to push for more and they scored a 3rd goal in the game. Nevertheless, that was not enough as their opponents scored the 7th goal in the game and almost sealed the win.

In the 3rd period, the Red Wings started to take some control of the biscuit. But they were not able to get back into the game. They ended the game with 13 shots on goal.


Final Thought
All in all, the Kings managed to score a routine win against a struggling team. They were dominant and efficient upfront. As for the Red Wings, it is important to emphasize that this team has potential for more. They managed to score 3 goals in the game and came close on numerous occasions. They are a side that can cause problems for any team in the GTHL.

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