GTHL Weekend Roundup: Dec. 6-7

Minor Midget AAA
The Toronto Titans picked up a 3-2 win over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens on Saturday to maintain a six-point lead over the Toronto Marlboros – who were also victorious (5-0 vs. North York Rangers) – for second place in the division.

At 18-3-2 (38 points), the Titans also remain within striking distance of the first-place Don Mills Flyers (19-1-6, 44 points). The Titans have three games in hand.

The Marlboros (15-6-2, 32 points) hold sole possession of third place, two points ahead of the Jr. Canadiens (14-6-2, 30 points). The Jr. Canadiens, however, have one game in hand.

The Flyers earned two ties in their weekend contests (2-2 vs. Vaughan Kings; 3-3 vs. Toronto Red Wings) and the Mississauga Senators snapped a three-game slide with a 3-1 win over the Kings.

Check out the Week 3 rankings for the 2015 OHL Cup.

Midget Jr. A East
North Toronto earned a 2-1 win over the Markham Islanders on Sunday to push their winning streak to 11 games. At 16-2-4 (36 points), North Toronto holds a three-point lead over the Ted Reeve Thunder (15-5-3, 33 points) for top spot in the East division.

The Toronto Aeros split their weekend set, first dropping a 3-1 decision to the Hillcrest Canadiens before rebounding for a 4-1 win against the East Ender Ticats. The Aeros hold a record of 11-4-7 (29 points) overall this season to sit in fourth place.

Only five points behind the Aeros in fifth place are the Toronto Shamrocks, who picked up a 5-3 win over the North York Knights on Sunday. The Shamrocks (12-8-0, 24 points) hold at least two games in hand on all four clubs ahead of them in the standings.

The Leaside Flames earned a 7-1 win over the Islanders in the only other weekend contest.

Bantam AA East
With the top two spots all-but wrapped up by the Scarborough Young Bruins (24-0-2, 50 points) and Ted Reeve Thunder (24-2-0, 48 points), the battle for the third and fourth seeds is heating up.

The Markham Islanders (15-11-3, 33 points) hold the third-best record in the division following a 5-1 win over the East Ender Ticats while the Toronto Aeros (14-7-3, 31 points) kept pace with a 4-2 win against the Toronto Shamrocks. The Aeros hold five games in hand over the Islanders, who have played more games than any team (29).

The North York Knights and Shamrocks are also keeping the playoff race interesting following weekend wins over the Goulding Parks Rangers (3-2) and North Toronto (4-3), respectively. The Knights (12-11-1, 25 points) are in sixth place, ahead of the Shamrocks (11-13-2, 24 points) and Ticats (11-14-2, 24 points), with games in hand on both clubs.

Minor Atom AAA
The Toronto Young Nationals (16-1-2, 34 points) and Toronto Titans (15-1-3, 33 points) are keeping pace with one another in the race for first place as both clubs picked up a win in their lone weekend game. The Titans moved into first place with a 2-0 win over the Toronto Red Wings on Saturday but the Young Nationals reclaimed the top spot the next morning with a decisive 7-1 win versus the Markham Majors.

The Vaughan Kings and Mississauga Reps were also weekend winners, as they jockey for a solid playoff position. The Kings (11-6-4, 26 points) maintained their hold on fourth place with a 3-1 win over the Mississauga Rebels on Saturday and the Reps (11-7-2, 24 points) pulled back within two points following a 6-5 win on Sunday morning (vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens).

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