Best of the Great North

March 24, 2024

Timmins Majors are the playoff champions of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League following a 2-1 title tilt triumph today over the host Sudbury U18 Wolves. Meanwhile, the GNU18HL has confirmed its award winners for the 2023-2024 regular season.

The championship tournament match today featured no. 1 seed Sudbury against no. 2 seed Timmins. And it was the Majors who got goals from Tannen Isherhoff and regular season scoring champion and league most valuable player Ian Lachance to edge the U18 Wolves. Cameron Vehkala scored the lone Sudbury goal on Timmins goalie Alex Hall.

The U18 Wolves had finished atop the regular season standings of the Great North with 53 points, which was four more than the Majors.

Long-time Timmins general manager Ron Holmes had a simple message in the wake of the Majors skating to the playoff championship crown.

“The boys played their hearts out,” Holmes relayed to Hockey News North. “So proud of them!”

As for the regular season award winners they include:


Goalie: A.J. Borrelli, Soo Jr. Greyhounds

Defensemen: Nate Lazarus, Sudbury U18 Wolves and Dawson Morris, Sudbury U16 Wolves

Forwards: Ian Lachance, Timmins Majors; Logan Rivard, New Liskeard Cubs; Mason Walker Sudbury U16 Wolves.

Coach of the year: Denny Lambert, Soo Jr. Greyhounds

Manager of the year: Fred St. Onge, Sudbury U18 Wolves

Trainer of the year: Kevin Caruso, Soo Jr. Greyhounds

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