This season ten teams and over three hundred players participated in the Fall Tier 2 Downsview Park division. The season was filled with many outstanding players and moments with the best still awaiting us in the anticipated playoff rounds. With many deserving individuals at all positions it is a difficult decision to narrow down the field to a handful of winning individuals. Here are the award winners:
Making the jump from Tier 3 to the Downsview Park BHL Tier 2 loop in the Fall, the TBB enjoyed a successful first season compiling a 10-1-3 record good for second place in the overall standings. A dedicated group was lead by this year’s winner of the Coach of the Year award, Mario Ventullo of TBB. Congratulations Mario!
A good team needs a good goalie. Making his return to the Tier 2 ranks after years of playing at the Premier level this goaltender was a stellar 9-1-3, with a .941 GAA and 4 shutouts. This season’s winner as MVP Goaltender is Ralph Pellicori of the TBB. Congratulations Ralph!
This year Top Scorer retaining the title for the third straight season was Frankie Giustini of the Vaughan Pylons. Frankie compiled an astonishing 27 points behind 16 goals and 11 assists in only 12 games averaging over two points per game. Congratulations Frankie!
Playing defense may be the toughest position in ball hockey. Having to defend against many of the top offensive player’s night in night out you must be at the top of your game every shift. He adds an element of offense from the back end and quarterbacks the powerplay. This year’s winner as MVP Defencemen is Kal Kakish of the Toronto Titans. Congratulations Kal!
With all the great forwards in the division this was without a doubt the toughest of all the choices. Playing on the top offensive team, the player has always been regarded as a top forward but this season he blossomed into a league of his own. This season’s winner of MVP Forward is Marvic Buttigieg of the Vaughan Pylons. Marvic supplied the Pylons with 10 goals and 15 assists good for second in league scoring. Congratulations Marvic!
The following players have all had outstanding seasons and should be recognized for their contributions to their teams.
Marcel Mallais of the Leafs Reloaded has come into the league as an eighteen year old and impressed with his skill and poise. He finished with 22 points and fourth in league scoring.
The duo of Brian McNellan and Randy Kelly also had break through years for the Barrie Flyers. The duo combined for 35 points and led Barrie to a third place finish in the ultra competitive division.
The youth line of the Toronto Titans saw defencemen turned forward Craig Stojsin score an outstanding 16 goals in 11 games and linemate Piero Petti had 20 points to lead the Titans to top spot in the division.
Alex Liakopoulos, also from the Titans, compiled a 7-0-0 record with a 0.86 GAA and 3 shutouts in an outstanding performance throughout the regular season. There are many more deserving players who contributed enormously to the success of their teams and all should be praised for their contributions and dedication.
Tier 2 Commissioner