G.T. Vipers – Canlan 2021 King Of The Rink Tournament Consolation Winners

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The Greater Toronto (G.T.) Vipers U12 “A” team had entered the Canlan – 2021 King Of The Rink Tournament held between August 6th and 8th in the “A” division. The road to the championship began on Friday morning with the team playing well throughout the 3 game round-robin against teams that were clearly made up of “AA” / “AAA” players. Unfortunately, we lost each game by 1 or 2 goals. The players were not phased by the losses, but very determined to press through the tournament.

 

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The good news, the team did qualify for the Consolation game that was played on Sunday afternoon. The Coaching Staff reinforced the importance of playing 2-way hockey, fore-checking, and back-checking aggressively. Listening carefully to the game plan, the G.T. Vipers players took the lead early in the Consolation game and held a 2-0 lead for most of the game. In the third period, as the game remained 2-0, the play was getting intense and exciting in the final minutes, with both teams getting their chances. Finally, one of the G.T. Vipers players put it away with a spectacular breakaway goal to end the game 3-0.

 

 

The coaching staff and parents were very proud of the hard work and display of hockey smarts exhibited by all the players throughout the tournament. Again, the determination and the team motto “We did it as a team” showed this G.T. Vipers “A” team can play against teams of “AA”/ “AAA” calibre players and earned the respect from those teams. Congratulations to the G.T. Vipers U12 “A” team!

 

A special thank you to the coaching staff

 

Head Coach: Tommy Terrazzano

Assist Coach: Paul Carreira

Team Manager: Michael Orlotti

 

If you like to join the G.T. Vipers Club, please contact Michael Orlotti at michaelorlotti@hockeyneeds.com

 

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About Michael Orlotti

Michael has played various levels in Minor Hockey in the old MTHL league, High School Hockey at C.W. Jeffrey’s C.I., College Hockey with Seneca Braves - Now Called Seneca Stingers and was invited to play in Italy for the HC Milano Vipers. Attained his National Coaching Certification Level I & II from Hockey Canada. Also, Coached & Trained Players at various levels starting at the House League and through the GTHL A to AAA levels