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2012-2013 MIdget 'AAA' Team


2012-2013 Midget 'AAA' Team

KINGS lose in Semis and will compete for Bronze at OHFs

With a 3 wins 2 loss record in round robin, the midget Vaughan Kings advanced to the Semi- Finals of the OHF's but lost to the Ottawa Jr. 67's by a score of 2-1 .  Although the Kings carried most of the play through three periods, they could not figure out how to beat Ottawa's goalie Hotley,  as he not only stole the game, but also MVP honors.  Domenic Camastra claimed his third team MVP in the game.  The Vaughan Kings will not qualify for the Telus Cup and tomorrow's 9:30am game against the Sault Ste. Marie North Stars will be there last game of the season.  Coach Rick Varone had this to say following the heart breaking loss. "Our coaching staff is very proud of our boys as they always came to work and left everything out on the ice.  They have nothing to hang their heads about. Tomorrow we will compete for the Bronze Medal and eventhough its not the Gold, we take a lot of pride in our accomplishments this season and want to finish it off right."


The Vaughan Kings are the 2013 GTHL Scotiabank Playoff Champions sweeping the Toronto Red Wings in 4 games winning last night 4 - 2.  "This team has come along way since the beginning of the year and with all the obstacles, I'm extremely proud of everyone of our players.  I've been in hockey a long time but this group is special.  With all the adversity, distractions, interruptions and injuries we had this season, most teams would have packed it in, but this team got stronger.  Just a ton of character and heart in that dressing room," head coach Rick Varone said after the win. The Vaughan Kings will now represent the GTHL at the 2013 Central Region Midget AAA Championship March 30 - April 5 in Brockville, Ontario.  Good luck boys and bring us back the All-Ontario Gold.


KINGS 1 win away from capturing the GTHL Championship

Kings are rolling right now taking a strangle hold of the series with last night's dominating win. The Vaughan Kings came in to the series with 9 days rest and are able to jump to a one nothing lead in the best of seven series, as they pounced on a tired Toronto Red Wings with a 5 - 0 win.  Game 2 saw a much better Red Wing team that held on to a 1 - 0 win until late in the 3rd period when Daniel Volpe was able to get one passed a hot Red Wing goaltender.  This game would need OT and just 3 minutes and 15 seconds is all captain Domenic Camastra needed to end the game giving the Kings a 2 - 0 lead in the series.  Game 3 saw some great goaltending early from Daniel Lopapa and the Kings dynamite powerplay that went 5 for 6 and cruise to a 6 - 1 win.  Last nights win gives the Kings a chance to sweep the series tonight in Game 4 8:15pm at Westwood Arena.

Toronto Red Wings win OT thriller to advance to GTHL Final against KINGS

Game 8 saw the Toronto Red Wings comeback down 2 - 0 in the first and tie it up with 4 minutes remaining in the third.  This game would need OT and 7  minutes in, the Red Wings get there first shot in the extra frame and they make the most of it. That shot was a rocket beating Rangers goalie upstairs and sending the Red Wings to the GTHL Finals.  That sets up a 5 vs 7 seed in the finals.

KINGS upset 1st place Young Nationals

After tieing Game 1, the Kings strung 2 wins together to jump out to a 5 to 1 point lead in the race to 8 points. But the Youngs Nats would climb back winning and tieing the next two games setting up Game 6 with the Kings leading 6 points to 4. Again, just like the first series, the Kings got stronger and stronger as the series went on. They came out firing and with great goaltending, a stingy penalty kill and a hot power play, the Kings eliminated the first place Toronto Young Nationals. The other semi-finals has the North York Rangers and Toronto Red Wings tied at 7 points a piece.  Kings will face the Game 8 winner in thier quest of the GTHL Scotiabank Championships.

KINGS beat Jr. Canadiens in Game 7 to advance

The Vaughan Kings were able to avoid elimination twice to win game 6 and game 7 to advance to the second round of the GTHL Scotiabank playoffs. Game 6 and 7 had Head Coach RIck Varone turn to '96 born goaltender Daniel Lopapa and he did not disappoint. "He stepped up in a big way these last two games and a hot goalie down the stretch and good specials teams is what wins you series.  Both of those factors at the moment are doing great and we will need it consistently," coach Varone commented.  The next round sees them play first-seeded Toronto Young Nationals which the Kings only managed to get a single point in three games with the two losses one-goal games.

Kings acquire Lior Goldenberg from the OJHL's Toronto Jr. Canadiens

Vaughan Kings coaching staff announced today that they have signed defensenen Lior Goldenberg.  "He was the type of defensemen we were lacking on the backend. A big physical presense that can play in all situations and the type of player that other teams don't like playing against" stated Coach Varone.  Goldenberg will be in the lineup Saturday when the Kings take on the Toronto Red Wings at Westwood Arenas,  gametime is 10:40am.


Kings fall short in the Semis of the London Gold & GHreen Tournament (10/15/12)

After starting the tournament with a short bench, the Kings managed to qualify with a 2-2 record in roundrobin, where they faced Sault Ste. Marie North Stars in the tournament's semi-finals. With an undicipline 3rd period, the Vaughan Kings suffered 3 powerplay goals against to be eliminated from the tournament.

"There were glimpses of good play during the tournament but for the most part we have a lot to work on in the coming practices. Our play away from the puck, our defensive zone, our discipline and PK was atrocious and unacceptable", stated Rick Varone after the loss.

The Kings take on the Toronto Titans on Saturday, October 20th at 6:50pm at a Westwood and the Toronto Young Nationals on Sunday, October 21st at 7:30pm at Chesswood The Vaughan Kings are currently tied for fifth in the GTHL regular season standings and look to improve on their 1 - 1 - 1 record.

Congratulations to 2011-2012 Vaughan King players who reached their goal of making it to the next level in their hockey careers

The Vaughan Kings Midget program would like to congratulate the players of the 2011-2012 team who have committed to play either in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) or in the Ontario Junior Hockey League .(OJHL)


Mathew Santos -Brampton Battalians

Michael Webster - Barrie Colts

Alex Annecchiarico - Owen Sound Attack


Vincent Figliomeni - Mississauga Chargers

Michael Cudemi - Mississauga Chargers

Nicholas Palumbo - Mississauga Chargers

Tyler Kowba - Toronto Jr. Canadiens

Zachary Conte - Oakville Blades

Lucas Peressini - Newmarket Hurricanes