Around the G: September Preview

The baseball diamonds and soccer fields will soon be empty as the stands in rinks around the Greater Toronto Area fill up for another hockey season. September marks one of the busiest months of the season, filled with early bird tournaments, first regular-season games, and even a few League-wide events. Here’s what’s happening this September around the G.

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Toronto Titans Minor Midget Prospect Tournament
September 3-8
Heading into its 12th season, the Toronto Titans Minor Midget Prospect Tournament has become the unofficial sneak preview to the OHL Cup. With tournament alumni including the likes of Jack Hughes, Shane Wright, Connor McDavid, and more, you can be sure to spot some future NHL talent at the six day-long event.

Scarborough Ice Raiders Early Bird
September 6-8
Open to teams from Minor Atom to Midget in both “A” and “AA” categories, the first-year tournament will allow teams to test out their ice legs for the coming season.

“AAA” Regular Season Starts
September 9
Teams in the “AAA” loop will begin their quest for the Pro Hockey Life Cup come September 9. The puck drops at 6:30pm with two Peewee-level tilts, both at Scotiabank Pond. The Mississauga Rebels and Don Mills Flyers will face-off on Rink 2, while the Toronto Titans and Toronto Young Nationals will meet on Rink 1.

Duffield Devils Select Early Bird
September 13-15
A staple of the pre-season, the Duffield Devils Select Early Bird host seven select-level divisions from Tyke to Midget over three days.

“A” and “AA” Regular Season Starts
September 16
The “A” schedule kicks off with a game between the Minor Atom Willowdale Blackhawks and Markham Islanders, while the Minor Atom “AA” Leaside Flames and Scarborough Ice Raiders will start their season at 6:10pm at Don Montgomery.

Mental Fitness Month Celebration
September 21-22
Movember and the GTHL will be on site at Canlan, York University during the third weekend of September. The event will focus on educating teams, parents, and players about the importance of mental fitness in hockey. Babsocks will also be on site, informing teams about the third annual Ahead of the Game campaign. 

All Club Tournaments in September 

Tournament Host Date Location
Toronto Titans Minor Midget Prospect Tournament Toronto Titans September 3-8 Scotiabank Pond, Canlan Scarborough, and Westwood Arena
West Mall Lightning Early Bird Tournament West Mall Lightning September 4-8 Central, Pinepoint, Etobicoke Centennial
Toronto Marlboros International Friendship Tournament Toronto Marlboros September 5 – 8 Canlan Etobicoke & Ford Performance Centre
Toronto Red Wings Early Bird Toronto Red Wings September 5-8 Chesswood Area & Westwood Arena
Vaughan Rangers Early Bird Vaughan Rangers September 5- 8 City of Vaughan Community Rinks
Scarborough Ice Raiders Early Bird Scarborough Ice Raiders September 6-8 Don Mongomery & Commander Park
Brian Steele Memorial Tournament Hillcrest Canadiens September 9-15 Everest, Canlan York University, Vaughan Sports Village & Canlan Scarborough
Mississauga Early Bird Mississauga North Stars  September  9 – 15 Iceland, Paramount Fine Foods Centre, and Tomken Arena
Huskies Scotiabank Early Bird Humberview Huskies  September 12- 15 Westwood Arena
Duffield Devils Select Early Bird Duffield Devils September 13- 15 Scotiabank Pond
Toronto Titans Major Midget Prospect Tournament Toronto Titans September 16-22 Scotiabank Pond &  Chesswood Arena
Victoria Village International Victoria Village House League September 20-22 Victoria Village & Don Montgomary
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