Goaltender Massimo DeLuca-Taronno Named Midget All-Star Game MVP
On Saturday, January 18, the Midget Twins saw six players represent the organization in the AA All Star Game from Bell MTS Iceplex. Alongside fellow Twins representative forwards Connor Hrabchak, Matthew George, Kevin Stupack, and defencemen Ryan Major and Evan Doyle, netminder Massimo DeLuca-Taronno was voted in amongst his peers league-wide as a goaltender worthy of the All-Star nod.
Despite a losing effort Saturday, the first-year, rookie backstop came off the bench midway through the game, taking over for his counterpart from the River East Marauders, and looked sharp in his 30 minutes of action. Although dropping the game 8-5, DeLuca-Toranno played well for the Western Conference All-Stars, with which he was named the most valuable player for his side.
DeLuca-Toranno is blowing away all competition on the goaltending side of things across the league, posting stellar numbers in his first AA season as a midget netminder. Currently boasting a 6-0-2-1 record through nine starts, the 15-year-old owns a .943 save percentage and a 1.78 goals against average.