For five members of the Grandview Steelers, this coming Monday is going to be a chance to get some extra time on the ice.
They will be joining a select group of players who were chosen to play in the Pacific Junior B Hockey League's annual all-star game, hosted by Ridge Meadows at Planet Ice Maple Ridge.
Netminder Cale Dolan leads the way, having posted a 17-9 record this season as a soon-to-turn-20 year old. Dolan sits third in the league in wins, and fifth at both goals-against average (2.24) and save percentage (.917).
A quartet of forwards are joining Dolan, with New West native Connor Alderson, who has five goals and 18 assists over 24 games, Burnaby's Mateo Coltellaro, with 18 goals and nine helpers over 34 games, Mateo Toledo, who was recently acquired in a deal with Port Moody and has a team-best 18 goals and 15 assists over 31 games, and Tomas Zlomiskic, at 11 goals and 19 assists over 34 games.
Other Burnaby natives who were selected include Richmond Sockeyes' Edvin Hasakovic, with 12 goals and 16 assists in 29 games, and Surrey's lone selection Carmine Sorace, at 13 goals and four helpers.
In their most recent game, the Steelers hung on to defeat Surrey 3-2, with Tristyn Olson's unassisted goal made it 3-0 and would eventually stand as the game winner
Before Monday's all-star game Grandview, which sits fourth in the Tom Shaw Conference with a 21-13 record, plays in Ridge Meadows on Friday, then hosts Port Moody on Sunday, 7:15 p.m. at the Burnaby Winter Club.