Soo Jr. Greyhounds are in first place among the eight teams of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and also have players who are leaders on the individual statistics chart.
But Jr. Greyhounds head coach Jamie Henderson will be the first person to speak up and say that the Soo’s record of 8-2-0 through 10 games has not been easy to achieve.
For instance, the Jr. Greyhounds have defeated the last place Timmins Majors three times — but by the narrowest of margins.
While Timmins has an overall record of 0-4-2 in league play, coach Kevin Walker and the Majors have played the Jr. Hounds tough in all three head to head matches only to come up short by 4-2, 2-1 (in a shootout) and 3-2 scores. Suffice to say that Timmins has probably deserved a better fate to date.
At any rate, the Jr. Hounds do boast the top three scorers in the Great North. They are forwards Carmine Perna (eight goals, two assists, 10 points) and Lincoln Moore (3-7-10) and defenseman Austin Fellinger (1-9-10.)
Meanwhile, rookie Charlie Burns of the Jr. Hounds is the league’s top ranked goalie with a 1.45 goals against average in 372 minutes of work.
Coach Jamie Henderson behind the bench of the Soo. Jr. Greyhounds. (photo by Bob Davies)