Best of the Great North

Randy Russon
February 26, 2019

Goalie Noah Zeppa of the lowly Soo Major Thunderbirds has been named most valuable player in the Great North Midget Hockey League for the 2018-2019 season.

Zeppa, who has a 2002 birth date, was a standout on a sub-par Major Thunderbirds team that had a regular season record of 12-24-0.

Zeppa — who was also named the league’s top goalie — was among a number of individuals from the Great North who were recognized with awards that were revealed today.

Other award winners include:

Top forward: Zach Lefebvre, North Bay Major Trappers.

Top defenceman: Ben Brunette, North Bay Major Trappers.

Top defensive forward: Sam Garagan, North Bay Major Trappers.

Most gentlemanly player: Zacharie Giroux, Sudbury Minor Wolves.

Rookie of the year: Chase Stillman, Sudbury Minor Wolves.

Regular season scoring champion: Zach Lefebvre, North Bay Major Trappers.

Best goals against average: Reece Proulx and Benjamin Gaudreau, North Bay Major Trappers.

Coach of the year: Guy Blanchard, North Bay Major Trappers.

Trainer of the year: Andre Guenette, North Bay Major Trappers.

Manager of the year: Ron Holmes, Timmins Majors.

Builder award: Claude Denomme, New Liskeard Cubs.

PHOTO: Noah Zeppa of the Soo Major Thunderbirds.

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