Mon., Sept 30: Georgina Blaze 2 @ TNT 5
TNT Tornados Atom AA team, sponsored by Ken Beattie ended its three games in a row stretch at home against Georgina, a long-time rival and as such neither would yield to the
other. Both teams started the first period playing with intensity and
determination. Although the young tornados created opportunities from
their blinding speed, they found themselves stymied by the Georgina
backstop. The end of the period saw the two teams scoreless. 0-0.
As the second period begins, Jackson Vojin carries the puck up the ice
and then quickly passes to Mitchel “BoneCrusher” Smilsky who buries the
rubber behind the Georgina net minder, to open up the scoring. 1-0.
Sensing that the fires of the blaze are beginning to wane, Kyler
MacNeil dekes around a flurry of players and confuses the Georgina
backstop who subsequently discovers the puck behind him-in the net. 2-0.
Not to be out done by his teammate, Michael Meszaros confounds the
Blaze net minder and increases the score to 3-0.
During the third period, the young tornadoes continued their onslaught
when MacNeil carries the puck into Blaze territory and then rifle's a
shot past the Georgina backstop. 4-0.
However, Georgina was not going to give up without a fight. Their
warriors continue to battle when finally at 3:44, they are able to get
through our defences despite the valiant effort of the young tornadoes,
and get on the scoreboard. 4-1.
The young twisters increased the tempo in order to regain domination of
the game. They were eager to extinguish the Blaze once and for all. As
the third period was winding down, Vojin leaves the Blaze warriors in
the dust and makes a nice deposit of rubber for the Georgina goalie at
the back of the net. 5-1.
This goal seems to stoke the fires of the Blaze as they answered back
and managed to get a squeaker past Scott Barnett. 5-2.
Were the fires of the blaze regaining their intensity? The young
Tornados kicked up the dust another notch and stymied the Blaze,
largely to the acrobats performed by Barnett. Although the Blazes'
warriors put forth a valiant effort for the remainder of the game, it
was clear to see that the Tornados had extinguished their fire.
Sun., Sept. 29: TNT 2 Markham 2
Into Markham on Sunday afternoon anxious to set the tone for the season
against the dreaded Waxers. Markham however was not going to make it
easy for them. Both teams played a physical first period however the
young twisters were unable to capitalize on their power play
opportunities and both teams remained scoreless after the first. 0-0.
The second period saw much of the same as the first. A physically
demanding period with neither team backing down from the other, but
neither one able to gain the advantage. There were numerous attempts by
the Waxers, but they found themselves stonewalled by Scott
Barnett. Conversely our young snipers were also being frustrated
by the Markham net minder. 0-0
The third period started out as the previous ones, until the young
Tornados kicked it up a notch. Caleb Thompson wins the draw in the
Markham end. He quickly snaps a pass back to Colin Ewing who buries the
puck behind the Markham backstop to open up the scoring. 1-0.
The Waxers raise their level of play as well and quickly answer back 30
seconds later drawing the game even again. 1-1
The young twisters continue their physical game, looking for an
opportunity to pull ahead of the Waxers. With 5 minutes left in the
game, they find it as Kyler MacNeil fires the puck and deposits it
behind the Markham net minder. 2-1.
As the period waned down, the young whirling dervishes on ice
discipline began to falter taking 2 penalties within the last 3 minutes
of the game and giving the Waxers a two-man advantage. The Waxers
wasted no time and quickly drew the game even again. 2-2.
During the dying minutes of the game the Waxers continued their
pressure, throwing everything that they could at Barnett, only to come
out empty. The Tornados were able to stave off the onslaught and split
Sat., Sept. 28: TNT 3 Newmarket 2
From the drop of the puck in the first period, you could see that both
teams meant business; each looking for the opportunity to draw first
blood. It seems that everyone wants to prove themselves against TNT. An
interference call early in the first period very quickly put the
Tornadoes in a power play situation. Although the Redmen battled
valiantly, they were no match for the young dervishes. Mitchell Smilsky
found the puck on the end of his stick and
quickly buries the rubber behind the Redmen net minder to open up the
The Redmen appeared to be unfazed by the goal and came back hard
against the young tornados only to find themselves stonewalled by Scott
Barnett. Despite numerous attempts, the Redmen were thwarted at
every turn. The young twisters regained possession and raised the
as Jackson Vojin kicked the turbos into high gear and left
the Newmarket players in the dust. He then fires the puck into
the net with eye blurring speed, that the Newmarket backstop was
stunned in disbelief. 2-0.
As the period closed out, both teams battled from end to end, neither
giving any quarter to the other. With the start of the second period
the young tornados were on the
attack again. Josh Kacsala shoots the puck deep into Redmen
territory. The puck then bounces off from the back of the boards to
just in front of the net where Kacsala grabs it and stuffs
it under the Redmen goalie. 3-0.
The remainder of the period saw the young twisters' battle to keep
their lead as Newmarket tried to take advantage of their power play
opportunities, but they were unable to put any rubber behind Barnett.
The third period saw the Redmen get fired up as they were able to
squeak a goal past Barnett. 3-1.
As the pressure from Newmarket continued, Barnett raised the
bar and continued to stymie the Newmarket snipers once again. Newmarket
continued their onslaught, determined to score again. Their
tenacity and determination finally paid off, when late in the third
period they scored again, making the score 3-2. This second goal fired
the twisters up. They were able to shut down
the Redmen's offence for the rest of the game and secure the two points.