Monday, December 30, 2013

All Stars and Prospects put on a show in Port Colborne

Press Release

PORT COLBORNE, ON – The 2013-2014 GOJHL All Star & Top Prospects Games were every bit as exciting as advertised as the top players from across the GOJHL put on two great shows today in Port Colborne.

The All Star Game kicked off the day’s festivities and it was a high scoring affair as both teams came out firing. In the end it was Team Vaive on top 10-4 over Team Ludzig. Goal scorers for Team Vaive were: Craig Martini (2), Trevor Sauder, Brett Clampitt, Matt Lippa (2), Cody Brown (2), Clayton Greer, and Zach Nieminen. Goal scorers for Team Ludzig were: Wes Baker, Kyle Brothers, Mark Rodgers, and Dylan Denomme.

Click here for a full recap of the All Star Game.

The Top Prospects Game was a much closer checking game with the younger players working hard to impress the many scouts in attendance. The two teams battled back and forth throughout the game and the score was tied at 4 at the end of regulation and overtime. In the shootout Jesse Pereira scored for Team White but Adam Dauda replied for the Blue Team forcing the shootout to be extended. The second extra shooter for Team blue was Ryker Killilns and he scored a beauty, forcing Andrew Burns to reply but it was Blue goaltender Leo Lazerev who won the one-on-one battle with Burns, winning the game 5-4 for Team Blue.

Click here for a full recap of the Top Prospects Game.

The big winners off the ice today were the charities, as every year the GOJHL partners with charitable organizations to donate funds from the All Star and Top Prospects Games to. This year’s event raised money for the Frank Santarossa Scholarship Fund and the Steve Ludzik Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Program.

Special thanks to FASTHockey for broadcasting both games live online free of charge and thanks to all of the players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans for making the trip to the Vale Centre in Port Colborne.

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