With the Holidays just days away and the All-Star game just over one month away the coaching staffs for both teams have been selected. The Metro Orangemen are enjoying their best Premier season ever and thier coaching staff has been rewarded with being named as an entire staff to head the East Team in this year’s All-Star classic showdown. Head coach Marcel Vieira and assistants Manny Correria and Glen “Pops” Bradbury will be the masterminds behind the East bench.
Heading the West Side will be Rob Moniz of the Toronto Polar Bears. Rob led the Polar Bears to the Premier Summer Finals in 2012 and will have his chance to select and comprise a team of All-Stars ready to compete against the best of the best. Joining Rob behind the bench as assistants will also be first time All-Star coaches. Frank Zampini of the Mississauga Hawks and Angelo Gaetano of the North York Hitmen will add their experience and game strategy to helping the West reign supreme.
The two sides will now have a draft selection where each side will be built through a selection of players currently participating in the Downsview Park Fall season. A coin flip will determine who will select first and the two sides will then rotate until they have comprised a team of 12 Forwards, 7 defencemen and 2 goaltenders each. The only rules of the draft will be that each side must have two players from each of the seven Premier teams, with the maximum of four from any one team for a total of 21.
As Premier Commissioner I will select two players up and above the forty two that will be drafted. These two players will be recognized as veterans of the game that have given their blood, sweat and tears for the game and are true ambassadors of the sport.
The draft will take place after Christmas as we count down the days until All Star Day 2013. Who will make the squad, who will be the first overall selection and who will tend goal, all these questions will soon be answered.
Downsview Park All Star Day 2013 where the Stars shine Brightest.