It was but a matter of time before the Timmins Majors would score their first victory of the 2021-2022 Great North Under 18 Hockey League regular season. After all, the Majors had been on the losing end of five close contests to the Soo Jr. Greyhounds and Sudbury U18 Nickel Capitals.
Now, as the 1-7-2 Majors get set to face the 7-2-1 North Bay U16 Trappers on the home ice of McIntyre Arena this weekend (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.) they will at least have their first win of the season as a confidence booster.
Timmins finally hit the win column earlier this week and the Majors did so with a resounding 5-1 road victory over their arch-rival Kapuskasing Flyers. Majors rookie head coach Kevin Walker had been preaching to his players to not get discouraged after so many tough losses and Timmins finally came through with the big win over Kapuskasing.
Among the narrow setbacks the Majors have been handed thus far this season include 4-2, 2-1 and 3-2 losses to the Soo and 5-4 and 3-1 defeats to Sudbury U18.
Meanwhile, a pair of 2004 birth year forwards have been leading the way offensively for Timmins, which has managed just 25 goals in 10 regular season games. Captain Bradley Moore has six goals, two assists, eight points while Blake Ferron has 3-4-7 totals.
Coach Kevin Walker and the Timmins Majors have finally hit the win column. (photo by Bob Davies)