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.