Backed by the spectacular play of goalie Noah Zeppa, the minor midget Soo Thunderbirds stunned the visiting major midget North Bay Trappers 3-2 in Great North Midget Hockey League action from this afternoon.
As Zeppa stood on his head between the pipes, Jacob Sewell broke a 2-2 tie by scoring with less than three minutes to play in the third period to give the Soo minor midgets their first victory of the season.
The Soo had entered the game with a record of 0-8-3 compared to the 12-2-1 mark that the powerful North Bay major midgets had sported.
Michael Neveau and Justin Mauro scored the other Soo goals in today’s shocker.
Thunderbirds head coach Jamie Henderson was naturally ecstatic with the epic upset.
“Zeppa was amazing,” Henderson told HockeyNewsNorth.com, “and all of the guys played super hard.”
PHOTO: Soo Thunderbirds minor midget goalie Noah Zeppa. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)