The 13th annual GTHL Top Prospects Game fuelled by Gatorade took place Tuesday, January 24 at Scotiabank Pond.
The top 40 Under-16 ‘AAA’ players took to the ice in-front of a sell-out crowd, with Team Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan coming from behind to defeat Team Clark-James-Stewart by a final score of 6-4.
The first period saw Team Clark-James-Stewart get off to a quick 2-0 lead with goals from Nico Addy (Toronto Jr. Canadiens) and Shamar Moses (Don Mills Flyers). Team Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan pushed hard, but Jack Ivankovic (Mississauga Senators) shut the door to maintain the two-goal lead.
In the second period, Team Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan finally broke through, scoring three-unanswered goals from Lev Katzin (Toronto Marlboros), Joseph Cadorin (Toronto Marlboros) and Ewan McChesney (Vaughan Kings). Luca Romano (Toronto Jr. Canadiens) responded for Team Clark-James-Stewart to tie the game up at three-a-piece heading into the intermission.
The third period saw Chase Del Colombo (Toronto Young Nationals) and William Moore (Toronto Marlboros) – in his second Top Prospects appearance – score to put Team-Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan up 5-3. Luca Romano buried his second of the game to cut the lead to 5-4, but Team Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan played lockdown defence the rest of the way.
Team Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan added an empty net goal as Moore potted his second of the game in the dying seconds of the third period to secure a 6-4 victory.
Shamar Moses was named the Gatorade Player of the Game for Team Clark-James-Stewart. Moses scored his team’s second goal of the game.
Chase Del Colombo was named the Gatorade Player of the Game for Team Antropov-Carnegie-Nolan. Del Colombo finished the game with a goal and an assist.
The GTHL would like to extend a special thank-you to Angela James, Anthony Stewart, Nik Antropov, Rane Carnegie, Ted Nolan and Wendel Clark for their participation as celebrity coaches in this year’s Top Prospects Game fuelled by Gatorade.
The 2022-23 GTHL Top Prospects Game fuelled by Gatorade is available to be purchased on-demand through GameOnStream.