Great North playoff slate

March 11, 2020

The playoff tournament in the Great North Midget Hockey League — which will eventually conclude with the medal games — will begin on Thursday of this week and carry on until Sunday.

The event, which features the league’s six major midget teams, will be held in its entirety at the Sports Palace in Kapuskasing.

Under the format for the tournament, each of the six participating teams will play the other five squads once in a round-robin series.

The two teams with the best record will then advance to the championship game, with the third-and fourth-seeded squads playing in the bronze-medal match.

THURSDAY: No. 5 seed Timmins Majors takes on the host and no. 2 seed Kapuskasing Flyers at noon, the no. 6 seed New Liskeard Cubs face off against the no. 3 seed North Bay Trappers at 2 p.m. and the no. 4 seed Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves will take on the no. 1 seed Soo Jr. Greyhounds at 4 p.m.

FRIDAY: It will be Majors colliding with the Cubs at 9 a.m., the Trappers clashing with the Jr. Greyhounds at 11 a.m., the Flyers facing the Nickel Capital Wolves at 1 p.m., the Majors tangling with the Trappers at 3 p.m., the Nickel Capital Wolves facing off against the Cubs at 5 p.m. and the Flyers and the Jr. Greyhounds doing battle at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY: The Nickel Capital Wolves will take on the Trappers at 9 a.m., the Majors will meet the Jr. Greyhounds at 11 a.m., the Flyers will play host the Cubs at 1 p.m., the Majors will tangle with the Nickel Capital Wolves at 3 p.m., the Cubs and the Jr. Greyhounds will meet at 5 p.m., and the Flyers will entertain the Trappers in the final round-robin contest at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: The third-place finisher will take on the fourth-place finisher at 10 a.m. and the first-place finisher will face off against the second-place finisher at 1 p.m.

What you think about “Great North playoff slate”

  1. Is this a new format to decide the league Champion? Most of the other AAA leagues have playoff rounds with the series winner advancing to the next round. I am wondering when/why the change was made?

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