Toronto Titans Day Two Alliance Recap

It was a calm day for Alliance teams at Day Two of the Toronto Titans tournament. Still in the early part of the tournament, the Hamilton Huskies were the lone Alliance team to take the ice on Wednesday. Hamilton was playing their second tournament game before some teams even started their tournament.

Hamilton Huskies fall short against Toronto Young Nationals 4-3.

The Huskies knew they were in tough going up against the Young Nats. Toronto had put up five goals against a solid Guelph Jr. Gryphons team on Tuesday night in their tournament opener. Hamilton was able to keep this game extremely close and hold two separate leads in the first two periods. Matthew Stone opened up the scoring in the first period and it was Matthew Shulist who broke a 1-1 tie in the second period with a powerplay marker. Trailing 3-2, Layne Cartwright would add the Huskies second powerplay goal of the game to even things up at three a piece. Just 90 seconds later, the Young Nats would jump out in front 4-3 and that is how it would end.
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Updated: Toronto Titans Tournament Day 4 Results

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It’s the final day for the round robin portion of the Toronto Titans tournament. When it comes to the Alliance, two teams have all but clinched their spot in the next round. Two teams still have some work to do to advance while the final two teams are hoping to turn things around for their season.

The Round of 16 begins on Saturday night with the final 8 teams completing their tournament on Sunday.

Windsor Jr. Spitfires lost 2-1 to Wheatfield Blades

Goals: Kory Allen

In Net: Eric Pillon

The tournament started out on such a strong note for Windsor but they were unable to continue any momentum they had. In their final game of the tournament, the offense of the Jr. Spitfires was contained to just one goal as the Blades beat the Spitfires 2-1. Kory Allen scored the lone goal for Windsor on the powerplay in the 2nd period. Eric Pillon was in net and rebounded nicely after allowed 11 goals in two games Friday.

Windsor ends the tournament at 1-3 with Kory Silverio leading the team in scoring with 6 points through his 4 games.

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Updated: Toronto Titans Tournament Day 3 Results

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Day 3 of the Toronto Titans Tournament is a day where teams quickly figure out what their place is in the tournament. Either your a top team in your group, a team still fighting for their lives or a team that is going to use the rest of the tournament as a way to work out any kinks.

With all of that said, Day 3 had some ups and downs for the Alliance. Teams such as London and Elgin-Middlesex continued to shine strong with other teams struggles continued.

London Jr. Knights won 1-0 against Whitby Wildcats

Goals: Eric Guest

In Net: Jukka Schotter

The defense of the London Jr. Knights and the goaltending of Jukka Schotter continued to stand strong as they completely shutdown the Whitby Wildcats. This is the second straight game the Knights have played strong defense after their 4-1 win Thursday night against the Honeybaked U15 team. Top prospect Eric Guest scored the lone goal for London in the second period. Next up for the London Jr. Knights is a date with the Mississauga Senators.

Windsor Jr. Spitfires lost 6-4 to Southern Tier Admirals

Goals: Kory Silverio, Jacob Rosa, Nathan Salaris, Mitchell Schmidt

In Net: Eric Pillon

If there is one thing that the Windsor Jr. Spitfires are showing this tournament is that they can put the puck in the net and can do so at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, the Spitfires were unable to out score the Southern Tier Admirals. Eric Pillon took the loss in a tough game between the pipes. Positives can be taken from the offense obviously as Kory Silverio added a goal and an assist to give him five points through his first two games. Windsor will take on the Toronto Red Wings in a pivotal matchup later tonight.

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Toronto Titans Tournament Day 2 Update

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It was day 2 of the Toronto Titans Tournament and all six Alliance team involved got their seasons started. The action will continue today with 11 games featuring all Alliance teams as everyone puts it into high gear to try and clinch their spot in Saturday nights quarter-finals.

Here are some quick hits about how each team is doing so far.

Hamilton Huskies:

Lost 4-2 to Don Mills Flyers.

Goals: Ben Woodhouse, Derek Seguin

In Net: Andrew Barwinski

Lost 4-1 to York-Simcoe Express

Goals: Jack Foster

In Net: Andrew Barwinski

A couple of losses on Thursday has put the Huskies in a hole. Going up against a desperate Flyers team, the Huskies had a third period lead but then surrendered  three unanswered goals to fall to Don Mills. York-Simcoe, a team that has looked dominant in round robin play, exploded for all four of their goals in the second period, but otherwise Hamilton played a tight game.

The Huskies will look to pick up their first win of the tournament Friday when they take on Sudbury.

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Toronto Titans Tournament Preview

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For many in the minor hockey world, the kickoff to the Minor Midget campaign is in Toronto at the beginning of September with the Toronto Titans tournament. This is one of the premier tournaments around for junior eligible players. Teams come from across North America to compete for minor hockey supremacy.

In the Alliance, six teams will make their way down to Toronto to take part in the festivities. That is down from the nine teams that participated last season, but the results weren’t flattering for the Alliance in 2014. Combined, all Alliance teams went 12-22-2 during the tournament with only the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and the Hamilton Huskies having a winning record. This year, the Alliance is being represented by many of the best teams they have to offer. Without further ado, here is what each Alliance team has to look towards during the tournament.

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