By Matt Stefano
Less than twenty four hours after scoring the overtime goal in a 9-8 win in Kapiskasing last night, T-Birds forward Jakob Porco was the hero again for the second straight game in a shootout this afternoon, giving the Thunderbirds a 4-3 win over the Timmins Majors at MacIntyre Arena.
The Majors led 1-0 after one courtesy of Dillon Bruce’s power play goal and thirtieth of the season at 3:41 from Jared Hester. After scoring his second hat trick of the season last night, Zac Senecal got his twentieth goal from Jared Fanti just 5:10 into the second. Then, after scoring three straight short handed tallies last night in Kapuskasing and finishing off with a four goal game, Brendan Gillis scored short handed, unassisted at 8:35 to put the Soo up 2-1 through two. Dillon Bruce’s second goal of the game on the power play and thirty first at 1:48 from Alexandre Brisson and Brett Andrews tied it up at two. Kevin Lenoix’s second of the season at 4:40 from Dillon Bruce and Alexandre Brisson put Timmins ahead 3-2. Brad Thrower would tie it up at three with 8:04 left in the third with his fifteenth from Jared Fanti and Carmen Scarfone. Jake Porco’s shootout goal was the game winner for the Soo.
The Great North Midget League 2014-2015 regular season has officially come to an end today with the Soo Thunderbirds finishing in second place with twenty five wins, ten losses, one overtime loss and fifty one points.
It also marked the return of the Soo’s Great North Midget League team following a one year of absence during 2013-2014. Playoff dates to be announced.