The Downsview Park Ball Hockey League will host its Third Annual Winter All-Star Day on January 26, 2013. In its third installment the day will grow to include three games and a skills competition that will test the level of the players in various events.
For the first time ever a DP All-Star game will be held involving our Masters Division. This game will showcase our 2012 Fall Masters Champions. They will face a team of All-Stars comprised of members from the remaining competing teams from the Fall division. League convenor Abu Shaikh will select the team and the coaching staff that will compete versus the Champions. This surely will be an exciting and intense game as the stars come out to play.
Our Tier 2 All-Star game will showcase our Champions from the previous winter season versus a group of All-Stars selected to try and dethrone the Champs. Our reigning Tier 2 DP Champions, the Toronto Titans, will compete in their first All-Star game as a team and will look to extend the Champions streak as the Vaughan Red Wings were victorious in their All-Star game last year. The Tier 2 All-Stars defeated the Toronto Polar Bears in the inaugural Tier 2 game. A group of All-Stars selected from the remaining teams in the Fall Division will look to break the deadlock and put the All-Stars ahead 2-1 in the all-time standings. Coach of the Year Mario Ventullo will coach the team and get them ready to take on the Titans.
The Premier All-Star game will follow the same format as we had last year. Two Captains will be named and a draft will be held to comprise two sides to compete in the star studded gala. This year there will be a little twist, the two head coaches named will select their own players via a draft system until two teams are built to compete in what will be the best All-Star game to date. In last year’s game Charlie Giffin’s East team defeated Chris Creador’s West team 6-5 on a thrilling last minute goal from Mike Gaggi. Check our site daily as players will be named and teams begin to be built leading up to the Downsview Park All-Star Day of Champions.
Premier & Tier 2 Commissioner