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Two Caps Teams Advance To Semi-Finals

By GT Capitals, 03/04/19, 7:15AM EST

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The Minor Atom A and Minor Bantam AA teams have advanced to the semi-finals of the Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs.

The 3rd seed Minor Atom A Caps defeated the Avalanche seven points to one in the opening round. The Caps will face the 2nd seeded Toronto Eagles in the semi-finals. During the regular season, the two teams faced each other four times, and spit the series 1-1-2 with no game being decided by more than a goal.

UPCOMING GAMES

Game 1 | March 4 – 6:55
Game 2 | March 7 – 6:10
Game 3 | March 10 – 1:00

The 5th seed Minor Bantam AA Caps continued their 9 game unbeaten streak, upsetting the 4th seed Vaughan Panthers seven points to one in first round action. The high-powered offense scored five goals or more in each of their first series victories. In game 1 of the semi-final matchup against top seeded Vaughan Rangers, the Caps kept their offense going, taking the opening game 5-3. The first to six points series resumes Tuesday.

UPCOMING GAMES
Game 1 | Mar 3 – 3:30
Game 2 | March 5 – 8:10
Game 3 | March 8– 1:00

The GT Caps Minor Atom AA hockey team participated in the Toronto PreSeason Blast Early Bird Tournament from August 16- 18, 2019.  They dominated their first game with a 8-3 win and finished off in the round robin in 2nd place putting them in a semi-final game against the Pickering  Burns.  The semi-final game was a nail bitter and the GT Caps prevailed with a  6-1 win and advanced to the finals against a strong team from Burlington.    The final match was an incredibly close affair with both teams trading chances and goals.  The GT Caps opened up the scoring in the first period and was leading the game in the 3rd period with a  4-2 advantage, but the Burlington Mountaineers dug deep and rallied in the 3rd to tie it up, taking the game to overtime for the Championship.   

 

Great chances by both teams in the 5-minute sudden victory OT, but with no goals to show for it, the game went to a shootout to determine the winner.  3 shooters were selected by both teams but the GT Caps fired their first 2 shots and found the back of the net.  GT Caps goaltender shutdown the 2 Burlington shooters and secured the Championship victory for the GT Caps Minor Atom AAteam!!  What an exciting, incredible and dramatic finish to an amazing weekend for all the players and parents!  Congratulations GT Caps! 

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