Holiday season is here for the eight teams of the Great North Hockey League. And a return to play in 2022 will likely depend on a go-ahead from public health units in northeastern Ontario.
Heading into the Christmas break and a hopeful return to a schedule of games in January, Soo Jr. Greyhounds are in first place with a record of 10-2-0, which has them a fraction ahead of the 10-3-0 Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals and the 8-2-2 North Bay U16 Trappers.
Up next are the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals at 6-4-1, the North Bay U18 Trappers at 4-4-2, the Kapuskasing Flyers at 4-7-0, the Timmins Majors at 2-8-2 and the New Liskeard Cubs at 2-9-0. Notably, Timmins has probably been the most improved team in the league since the start of the season.
Individually, Lincoln Moore of the Jr. Greyhounds is the league’s scoring leader with six goals, 10 assists, 16 points. Up next are Gabe Zimbaro of the Soo (5-9-14), Masen Wray of North Bay U16 (8-5-13), Nolan Newton of Sudbury U16 (8-5-13), Justin Rousseau of North Bay U18 (3-9-12) and Austin Fellinger of the Soo (1-11-12.)
Charlie Burns of the Jr. Greyhounds is the top goalie with a 1.45 goals against average.
Action between the Soo Jr. Greyhounds and Timmins Majors. (photo by Bob Davies)