Great North numbers

Randy Russon
November 20, 2018

Checking in on the Great North Midget Hockey League as the 2018-2019 regular season progresses into the third week of November:

… Iroquois Falls may not have a team in the AAA midget loop but six players from the small northeastern Ontario town are regular performers for two nearby Great North clubs.

Forwards Garrett Gelinas and Jesse Dupuis and defensemen Gavin Martel and Keaston (Sticks) Blais are all suiting up for the Timmins Majors while goalie Carson Boutin and forward Kobe Barrette are part of a stacked Kapuskasing Flyers team.

… Timmins snapped an eight-game losing skid with a pair of narrow home-ice victories last weekend.

Goalie Dylan Dallaire backstopped the Majors to a 2-0 win over the Soo Major Thunderbirds and a 2-1 shootout decision over the Soo Minor Thunderbirds.

The back-to-back wins improved Timmins’ record to 6-12-0 ahead of a two-game road trip to the Soo this weekend. Timmins will play the Major Thunderbirds on Friday night at 8:30 and take on the Minor Thunderbirds on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 with both games slated for GFL Memorial Gardens in the Soo.

… Not only are the North Bay Major Trappers unbeaten with a record of 17-0-0 to date but they have out-scored opponents by a resounding 130 to 17 margin.

The Major Trappers are in a battle with Kapuskasing for first place in the nine-team Great North. The Flyers have a record of 18-2-0 with the Major Trappers holding three games in hand.

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  1. For yrs I- Falls have been producing AAA midget players to neighboring northern communities . In 2006 , the then K-Lake Legion had 7 I-Falls players on their roster. Many local boys have don the jerseys of the Timmins Majors , K-Lake Legions & Kap Flyers and have graduated to the NOJHL and some to the O .

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