Soo Jr. Greyhounds, Timmins Majors and the Sudbury Under 16 Nickel Capitals all have five wins apiece to top the standings of the eight team Great North Under 18 Hockey League.
The Soo has a perfect record of 5-0-0 while Timmins has won four straight games to improve to 5-2-1 on the season. And Sudbury’s U16 team has a 5-3-1 record.
Patrice Lafontaine of Timmins is second in league scoring with five goals, five assists, 10 points. Other Major performers for Timmins to date have been Shawn Gagnon with three goals, five assists, eight points and Ian Lachance with 1-7-8 totals.
The Jr. Greyhounds have several skaters who are among the top scorers in the Great North led by Hudson Chitaroni with five goals, four assists, nine points and Jacob Smith with 3-6-9 numbers. Then comes Lucas DiBerardino, Gabe Palumbo, Deven Jones-McDonald, Harley Wardell and Candon O’Neill with seven points apiece and Cole Cond and Carter Huckson, both with six.
He is one of the youngest players in the league. And 15-year old forward Max Campbell of the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals leads the entire Great North in scoring with six goals, 11 assists, 17 points in nine games.
Rookie forward Coulson Bell has moved on from being cut by his hometown Soo Jr. Greyhounds prior to the start of this season. The skilled speedster subsequently signed with the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals and has two goals, one assist, three points in seven games while playing with an edge.
NICK IN THE NET
Another Soo boy is playing well in Sudbury for the U16 Nickel Capitals. Goalie Nick Marson, who won’t turn 15 years old until mid December, has a 3-0-1 record and 2.93 goals against average for the U16 Nickel Capitals.
Yet another Soo lad playing in Sudbury is goalie A.J. Borrelli, who is with the U18 Nickel Capitals. And Borrelli has a 1-3-0 record — and the only win of the season — with a 3.75 goals against average for the 1-6-0 U18 Nickel Capitals.
Thomas Beard, Alexander Michel and Travis Poan of the Timmins Majors celebrate a goal during a recent Great North Under 18 Hockey League win over the Sudbury U16 Nickel Capitals. (photo by Thomas Perry/Postmedia.)