Every season we honour the top performers at their respective positions. With many deserving individuals and the standings as tight as they were the choices may be the toughest that I’ve ever had to make.
Top Goaltender - The winner of Top Goaltender of the season is awarded to John DiNardo of the Pit Demons. This classy veteran has had a remarkable season leading his club to a second place finish a jump of five spots from the Fall season. John always has time to talk “Ball Hockey” and is a true good guy of the sport. Many nights its John’s outstanding goaltending that allows his team a chance to win.
Top Forward - Leading his team to a first place finish and the heart and soul of the Toronto Titans this season's recipient as Top Forward is Jason Arruda. Jason finished sixth in league scoring and second in goals scoring 9 times in 14 games. Arruda’s a born leader and his passion and desire goes unmatched. Jay’s a true power forward that every team craves to have on their side.
Top Defencemen - The Top Defencemen of the season is awarded to Fred Defina of the Pit Demons. Leading his club in scoring from the back end Fred accumulated 16 points good for fifth in league scoring. Blessed with size, strength, speed and his biggest asset may be his vision of the game on the floor. Always a step ahead of the play Fred’s a big reason why the Demons secured a second place finish during the regular season.
Leading Scorer - This year’s Leading Scorer was Matt Martello from the Vaughan Pylons. Matt tallied 9 goals and 20 assists for 29 points. Matt beat out teammates Frankie Giustini by one point and Justin Rita by seven as the Pylon teammates finished 1-2-3 in league scoring.
Top Manager/Coach - This year’s Top Manager is Jerry Di Iorio from the North York Nordiques. The Nordiques made the jump to Tier 2 in the Fall and have finished in the top four in both season's. Jerry’s assembled a balanced lineup that competes at the highest level game in game out. The Nordiques have a bright future with Jerry at the helm and between the pipes.
Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners.
Tier 2 Commissioner