On Tuesday January 10th, the Tillsonburg Hurricanes hosted a very successful GMHL All star game at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.
Despite weather concerns most teams were able to take part in the All Star event that started off with the player Dinner and introductory statements from Tillsonburg owner Ian Ellis. This is where Ian truly brought the spirit of camaraderie to the selected All Stars encouraging them to use the night to form relationships with one another.
Throughout the course of the night there were skills competitions in between the periods to show off the wide range of talents these players had. The three skills competitions featured were the Fastest Skater Competition, the Shootout Competition, and the Obstacle Course Challenge, with Team Canada winning the latter of the two to win the overall skills challenge 2-1.
The main event saw a different outcome however as Team World was able to get revenge taking down Team Canada 6-3, despite two goals from Tillsonburg home favorite Logan Kerner for Team Canada. The world put on an offensive display led by game MVP Stepan Timofeyev from the Bradford Rattlers who had 3 points (2G, 1A) including what would be the game winner.
Ellis had this to say about the event, " The entire night was a success from beginning to end. I'd like to thank every single volunteer who allowed the night to run as smooth as it did including the kitchen staff, the blue line and security personnel and the game staff for really making the night a reality. I spoke with the fans, the parents and many of the coaches and the one constant that was brought up was the quality of the game itself it was a fast paced game featuring the true all stars of the league, and it showed. I'd also like to thank the GMHL for the opportunity that Tillsonburg received to host this and show not only community wise but globally the true quality of the league. "
The Final Scoring results for the game was as follows:
2:13 Team World Scored by David Christopher, Assist to Khassan Al-DzhilauiÂ
2:51 Team Canada Scored by Logan Kerner, Assists to Felix Morin and Brendan Barron
9:26 Team Canada Scored by Logan Kerner, Assists to Regan Yew and Derek Atwood
0:32 Team World Scored by Lukas Marovsky, Assist to Stepan Timofeyev
6:32 Team Canada Scored by Paolo Sivilotti, Assists to Chris Haigh and Dalton Barnes
8:19 Team World Scored by Mikelis Pavelson, Assists to Artem Lubyanoi and David Christopher
10:49 Team World Scored by Stepan Timofeyev, Assist to Jonne Walky
14:32 Team World Scored by Mikelis Pavelson, Assists to Danila Rybin and Zack McDonough
17:16 Team World Scored by Stepan Timofeyev