Several roster spots will be up for grabs when the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget Hockey League hold their main tryout camp beginning on August 18 at McIntyre Arena.
Majors assistant general manager Ron Holmes told HockeyNewsNorth.com that the Timmins midgets have two to three openings on defense, four to five forward spots open and one goalie position available.
To be sure, as the Majors look ahead to the 2017-2018 campaign, there is nowhere to go but up.
The Majors finished last in the Great North in 2016-2017 with a record of 2-32-2. A major issue that affected the Majors was that nine midget-aged players left the Timmins area to play elsewhere, including the junior level.
Seeking a fresh start, there’s a new look to the Majors staff for the 2017-2018 campaign that includes first-year head coach Brandon Perry.
The 28-year old Perry, who starred for the Timmins midgets about a dozen years ago, will be assisted by Derick Martin, Darren Thib and goalie coach Trevor McGee. The aforementioned Holmes and Doug Cheechoo will share the general manager duties.
PHOTO: Timmins Majors, in file photo, Great North Midget Hockey League action vs. the Sudbury Wolves. (Photo by Postmedia.)