Major Trappers are perfect

Randy Russon
February 6, 2019

North Bay Major Trappers capped an unbeaten regular season on Tuesday with a 6-0 whitewash of the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. With the win, the Major Trappers completed the regular season schedule in the Great North Midget Hockey League with a perfect record of 36-0-0.

Veteran coach Guy Blanchard gave credit to his players for the unbeaten regular season.

“This is a special group that was focused from our first practice of the season,” Blanchard told Hockey News North. “They set some goals for the year and achieved it but we have a long way to go to reach the ultimate goal.

“They work hard and buy in on what the coaches are teaching. It’s been fun so far but nobody will remember what you did … only your last game,” said Blanchard, in waxing philosophical.

How dominant were the Major Trappers over the course of the 36-game, regular season?

Well, in winning all 36 games, North Bay out-scored the opposition by a resounding 276-42 margin.

Meanwhile, the Majors Trappers, along with the second-place Kapuskasing Flyers, will get an opening round bye in the Great North playoffs.

In the two opening-round, best-of-three series, third-place Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves take on the sixth-place Timmins Majors while fourth-seed Soo Major Thunderbirds face off against the fifth-seed New Liskeard Cubs.

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