Alliance All Star Day 1 Recap

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The best of the best from the Alliance came out to the Sun Life Financial Arena in Waterloo yesterday for the beginning of the Alliance All Star festivities. While the Bantam and Major Midget players played in one isolated game, the Minor Midget’s are competing in a mini four team tournament that will showcase the best attributes from each and every player.

The first day saw lots of action and lots of players were playing their best hockey of the season. There were four games in total, with Team Navy and Team Grey both going 2-0 while Team White and Team Blue both went winless in  their respective two games.

Here are some of the highlights from the first day.

Team Navy defeats Team White 5-4

The first game of the All Star weekend saw both Team Navy and Team White come out blazing with each team scoring a goal within the first 90 seconds of the game. It was two Jr. Knights who opened the scoring with Joel Mazzilli scoring for Navy and Brett Fisher for White.

London’s Keaghan Brett played the full game for Team White and played very well. He made some big saves including one on a breakaway by Sun County’s Jake Nimmo. James Walker got the start for Navy and definitely improved as the game progressed. Walker was fantastic for the third period, stalling the offensive pressure of White.

During the game, Team Navy was led offensively by Elgin-Middlesex’s Aidan Reid and Windsor’s Evan Ferguson offensively. Reid was especially impressive as he was all over the puck and when he was on the ice, plays went through him. The surprise player for Navy was Grant Spence who had lots of scoring chances and was a constant threat whenever in the offensive zone. Team White had many players who shined despite the loss. Isaac Taylor and Kyle Fisher were the stars on offense while Tristan DeJong and Duncan Core had great games on defense. Hometown guy Mason McMahon played probably the best game that I’ve seen him play this season and was constantly threatening and throwing heavy body checks.

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Alliance All Star Weekend Preview

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The Alliance will take a break this coming weekend to showcase all of the talent in the association with their All-Star Weekend festivities in Waterloo. The Minor Midgets take centre stage with a four team tournament while the Bantams and Midgets will send their best out there in a single exhibition game.

With the Minor Midgets bringing out four teams, there were plenty of players who were chosen to represent their teams. The Minor Midget Teams are as follows:

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The Weekend That Was In The Alliance (Oct. 16-18)

It has been awhile since we have chatted here on Alliance Scout, but were back and it is time to take a look back at a busy weekend of action in the Alliance.

The season is starting to roll on with many teams now making the rounds across Southern Ontario and the lines being drawn across the league with some teams beginning to pull away from the rest of the pack. Overall, there were six games over the weekend and there were a couple big events.

Firstly:

Huron-Perth gets Showcase revenge against London

It was the London Jr. Knights who handed the Huron-Perth Lakers their first loss of the season last month at the Alliance Showcase. The Knights came out super strong in that game and got a very quick goal to go ahead early and they never relinquished their lead.

On Saturday, there were no quick starts by either team but it was the Lakers who this time struck first and would hold onto that lead for the entirety of the game, claiming a 3-2 victory. Brady Hinz led the way with two goals for the Lakers to go along with an assist on the other goal. Tyler Parr shined in net to continue on a very strong season he is having.

In an instance of sweet revenge, Huron-Perth handed London their first loss on the season through six games. Joel Mazzilli continued to show big promise with another goal for the Jr. Knights as the combination of he and Eric Guest are one of the more formidable forces in the league this season.

Following the win, the Lakers were flying high with plenty of momentum. Then Sunday rolled around and…

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