Who are these guys? They are the Majors from Timmins that’s who. And they made a Major statement on the weekend with a home-ice sweep of the first place team in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.
Skating to 4-2 and 5-4 victories over the Sudbury U18 Wolves has lifted the Majors record to 8-3-1 through 12 games. In fact, Timmins has lost fewer games than both the 12-4-1 U18 Wolves and the 10-5-0 North Bay Trappers, who hold down second spot. Of significance, Timmins has five games in hand on Sudbury and has played three fewer than North Bay.
As for the two weekend wins over the pace-setting U18 Wolves, Majors assistant coach Shawn McArthur said coming away with four points was “huge.
“Sudbury comes in and we had won three of our last four before the weekend, one against them, one against North Bay and we wanted to get at least two points, if not three. But to get that fourth one was huge,” McArthur told Postmedia. “We have a lot of games in hand right now and if we can win those out, we can be in first place.”
McArthur lauded the overall team performance of the Majors.
“All 20 guys were going on the weekend and that’s what we need to be successful,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, as the Majors are within range of first and second place, they are just ahead of the fourth seed New Liskeard Cubs. New Liskeard took three straight narrow wins from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds on the weekend to boost their record to 8-5-0.