Timmins has shot at fourth

Randy Russon
February 1, 2018

Timmins Majors have three games to play in the 2017-2018 regular season — all on home ice — and need a single point to overtake the Soo Greyhounds for fourth place on the major midget side of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

Recent back to back victories, a clutch 3-2 overtime win over the third-place Kapuskasing Flyers and a 5-0 blanking of the last-place New Liskeard Cubs, have boosted the Majors record to 14-18-1, good for 29 points.

The 29 points that Timmins has puts it one point back of the fourth-place Soo, which has a record of 13-19-4. The Greyhounds have already concluded their 36 game regular season schedule.

But it will be no easy task for fifth-place Timmins to pick up a point over its last three games as coach Brandon Perry’s Majors have to face the top two teams in the Great North, the North Bay Trappers and Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves.

Timmins is home to North Bay on Friday night (7:30) and Saturday afternoon (1:30) and plays host to Sudbury in a Sunday matinee (1:30 p.m.)

All three games are slated for venerable McIntyre Arena.

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