Austin Holmes, who led the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League in scoring for the 2017-2018 season, has opted to remain at home and play for the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2018-2019.
Hockey News North has confirmed the commitment of Holmes, a 2000 birth year forward, to move up from the Timmins midgets to the Timmins juniors. He had offers to play in other Jr. A leagues.
The hard-toiling Holmes led the Timmins midgets in scoring this past season with 14 goals, 17 assists, 31 points in 34 regular schedule matches while showing a sandpaper side with 111 penalty minutes.
As an affiliate player with the Timmins juniors in 2017-2018, Holmes had 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points in 10 regular season games and found the net one more time in 11 playoff outings.
PHOTO: Austin Holmes (left) celebrates a goal for the Timmins Majors midgets during the 2017-2018 season. (Photo by Timmins Daily Press.)