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GTHL action on U18 Kings docket

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay under-18 Kings have four Greater Toronto Hockey League contests on their docket this weekend in southern Ontario.

They’ll begin with a Friday evening encounter versus the second-place Toronto Marlboros at 8:40 p.m.

Saturday sees a pair of match-ups on the U18 slate as they take on the Vaughan Kings, in a 10:45 a.m. start, before meeting the North York Rangers at 4:15 p.m.

Thunder Bay then wraps things up Sunday against the Toronto Young Nationals at 12:30 p.m.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: A trio of Kings’ teams saw GTHL action last week.

The under-15 side went 1-3 in a four game set.

They dropped a 6-1 result to the Toronto Red Wings, with Jace Voortman notching the lone Thunder Bay tally.

Next came a 4-1 setback against the Toronto Titans as Voortman once again scored for the Kings.

In a solid defensive effort vs. the Mississauga Rebels, a third period goal off the stick of Brayden Hodges, along with the shutout goaltending of Luukas Moffat, was the difference in a narrow 1-0 victory.

North York then added a shutout of their own Sunday, in blanking the U15s 5-0.

As for the U13s, they went 1-2-1, falling 4-0 to the Young Nationals, skating to a 2-2 draw vs. the Mississauga Senators, being edged 3-1 by the Toronto Red Wings, and defeating North York by a same 3-1 count.

Meanwhile, the U16 Kings went winless, suffering losses to the Toronto Titans (4-0); Young Nationals (7-1); Vaughan (6-1) and the Marlboros (6-0).



Friday, Jan. 5
U18: vs. Toronto Marlboros 8:40 p.m. (Herb Carnegie)

Saturday, Jan. 6
vs. vs. Vaughan Kings 10:45 a.m. (Westwood 1)

U18: vs. North York Rangers 4:15 p.m. (Westwood 2)

Sunday, Jan. 7
vs. Toronto Young Nationals 12:30 p.m. (Westwood 1)

KINGS GTHL RECORD: (As of Jan. 10)

U15: 4-17-3
U16: 2-21-1
U18: 2-16-2

Photo credit: James Mirabelli

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