Thorn­hill’s hockey hero

Richmond Hill Post - - Life -

There is no short­age of he­roes for young kids in the GTA to look up to, and Toronto Maple Leafs phe­nom Mitch Marner could be head­ing to the top of that list with his per­for­mance this sea­son.

The Thorn­hill na­tive started his youth hockey ca­reer play­ing with the Clar­ing­ton Toros of the On­tario Minor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion. Cur­rently, Marner is one of the NHL’s top young play­ers af­ter be­ing taken fourth over­all in the 2015 NHL En­try Draft, and he was voted Rookie of the Month in Jan­uary.

Marner joins fel­low Thorn­hiller Zack Hy­man on the Maple Leafs. The young­sters, along with Aus­ton Matthews, have done much to make be­ing a Maple Leafs fan fun again, no mat­ter what the age.

The 905 Kid Mitch Marner played his minor hockey in Clar­ing­ton, Whitby and Don Mills.

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