Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League have finally climbed to the .500 mark. The U18 Jr. Hounds scored 6-0 and 4-2 home ice victories over the Timmins Majors and Sudbury Under 16 Wolves on the weekend to increase their winning streak to seven games.
The Jr. Hounds now have a record of 10-10-2 and are in fifth place among the seven teams of the Great North.
In Saturday’s win over second place Timmins, Nathan Dupuis and Wyatt Leblanc both had three point outings and goalie A.J. Borrelli picked up his third whitewash of the season. Borrelli now has a 2.51 goals against average in 812 minutes of work.
In Sunday’s victory over the last place, youth laden U16 Wolves, Camden Cowan clicked for a pair of goals and Seb Dos Reis and Coulson Bell netted one apiece for the Soo to offset Sudbury goals by Mason Walker and Ashton Pitawanakwat.
But it was goalie Nick Marson who preserved the victory for the Jr. Hounds. After Sudbury scored two goals to make it 4-2, the Jr. Hounds, for whatever reason, allowed the Wolves to take control of the play in the third period. And it was Marson to the rescue with several big saves on point blank shots that kept the Baby Wolves at bay. If not for Marson, Sudbury could have easily tied the game and/or took the lead.
REAL DEAL: 2008 birth year defenseman Brady Real is one Jr. Hound who very well should be picked at this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. The 6-foot-2 defender plays with a purpose and seemingly has what it takes to be an OHL draft pick.
TY GAME: The U16 Wolves called on 2009 birth year forward Ty Dubreuil for Sunday’s game against the Jr. Hounds. And not only did Dubreuil fit in seamlessly as an affiliate call-up, he was one of Sudbury better players and saw ice in a number of key situations. This is a player that an OHL scout who is doing his advance homework for the 2025 draft should already be making notes on.
UP NEXT: The Jr. Hounds continue their home stand with a game this Saturday against the first place Sudbury Under 18 Wolves. The match is slated for 3:30 in the afternoon at GFL Memorial Gardens.