Although Lacrosse returned to the sports mecca of Canada, unfortunately the Toronto Shooting Stars fell just short of bringing a banner to the historic rafters of the Maple Leaf Gardens. The Shooting Stars finished with a 8-6 record, good enough for second place in the Canadian Lacrosse League. After losing netminder Angus Dinely and sharpshooter Derek Hopcroft to the National Lacrosse League, the Shooting Stars had to step up their play and fill the void for these two key players. The following is the 2013 Three Stars for the Toronto Shooting Stars.
1. Mack O’Brien – Transition – 13 GP 26 G 14 A 40 PTS
Mack O’Brien earned two major CLax honours in his second season as he was crowned CLax Transition Player of the Year in addition to being named a First Team All-Star. The Peterborough, ON native found the back of the cage 26 times while adding 14 helpers for 40 points all while playing sound defense on the back end. O’Brien’s biggest asset was his ability to create transition up the floor with his speed and skill. O’Brien played a huge role in Toronto’s run to the Creator’s Cup finals as he lead all Shooting Stars in points with 7.
2. Aaron Grayson – Offense – 10 GP 16 G 27 A 43 PTS
Peterborough,ON native Aaron Grayson was a vital part to the Toronto’s offensive success. Grayson’s 43 points was good enough for 15th in league scoring while his 27 assists ranked him fourteenth among CLax runners. The majority of the Toronto offense was ran through the speedy lefty, who also poses a threat from the outside. This is the second year Grayson has lead a CLax club team in scoring, as he topped the Durham Turfdogs in points last season with 50.
3.Brad Levick – Offense- 13 GP 10 G 33 A 43 PTS
Brad Levick continued his offensive success in CLax as he tallied 10 goals and 33 assists for 43 points in 13 games, bringing his all time totals to 98 points in 27 games. The Newmarket, ON native’s 33 assists is ranked seventh among all CLax runners. Levick’s playmaking ability continued on the powerplay as he posted an impressive 17 assists on the man up opportunity.