Up to date in the Great North

January 31, 2017

Positions are at stake as the Great North Midget Hockey League heads into the stretch run of the 2016-2017 regular-season schedule.

With two games to play on the regular-season slate, the top-seeded North Bay Trappers have a four-point lead on the Sudbury Nickel Capitals and Soo Greyhounds, who are both tied for second place.

North Bay has 57 points from a record of 28-5-1. Sudbury has 53 points from a record of 26-7-1. The Soo has its 53 points from a record of 25-6-3.

Sudbury plays at the Soo this weekend to decide the second seed in the standings.

Kapuskasing Flyers are assured of fourth-place in the seven-team loop. With 2 games to play, Kap has 47 points from a record of 22-9-3, well ahead of the New Liskeard Cubs, Sudbury Wolves minor midgets and Timmins Majors.

Lucas Theriault of the Greyhounds and Jacob Burton of the Nickel Capital Wolves are tied for the scoring lead with 79 points apiece.

The North Bay net tandem of Joel Rainville and Drew Joyal sports the best goals against average in the league with a 1.97 mark.

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