TRAPPERS ROUNDUP October 6, 2015
It was a busy weekend of hockey for the Trappers AAA teams. Here’s what they did this past weekend:
The North Bay Lucky 13 Pee Wee Major AAA Trappers travelled to Toronto this weekend for the Jr. Canadiens Cup. It was a great weekend for the boys as they played six games making it to the semi-finals before losing a heartbreaker to the tournament champions Whitby 2-1 in double OT.
On Friday they played two games defeating Ajax 3-1 and Niagara 1-0. Saturday saw the same focus and determination with the team coming out of the day with a 2-2 draw against the host Jr. Canadiens and a huge 2-1 victory over London. Finishing fourth overall, the Trappers met up with Halton in the quarters and fought for a strong 1-0 victory moving them to the semi-finals against Whitby.
In that semifinal, the teams played to a 1-1 draw after three periods and finished the first OT 4 on 4 with the game still tied.
In the second OT playing 3 on 3, both teams had some great chances, but the Trappers came up short as Whitby managed to score with 2:21 left.
With strong goaltending and a big focus on team defence, the Trappers only gave up six goals over the six games.
The team will be travelling to Sault Ste. Marie this weekend for a three game set.
The BDI Minor Peewee AAA Trappers took part in the Toronto Junior Canadiens Tournament this past weekend. The Trappers went 0-4 against some very stiff competition against teams from Windsor, Buffalo, London, and Richmond Hill.
Despite the losses the coaching staff was very encouraged with the team’s improved play through out the weekend. Goal scorers on the weekend were Callum Craft, Brett Richardson, Jim Montgomery, Patrick Etmanski and Chase Lefebvre.
The Major Bantam’s sponsored by The Station, defeated the Nickel City Sons in two league games this past weekend. On Saturday night the Trappers won 6-4.
Hunter Foreshew lead the way with 2 goals and 1 assist, Ryan Mills had a goal and an assist with single goals going to Matt Hardwick, Ethan Allair and Sam Garagan. Other assists were recorded by Cole Craft (2), Brady Lacharity, Kobe Seguin and Cole Goddard.
Zach Roy picked up the win between the pipes. On Sunday morning the Trappers registered a 9-1 victory on the strength of Payton Vescio’s 4 point performance (3 goals, 1 assist). Mills and Jacob Peterson-Galema both had 1 goal and 2 assists. Other goal scorers were Craft with 2, Nick Wojick and Brady Lacharity had single markers. Other assists went to Garagan (2), Hardwick, Wojick, Foreshew, Seguin, Currie Giesler, Adam Howe and Ian Denomme. Joel Rainville picked up the win in net.
The Major Bantam’s are off now until attending the Boston Pizza tournament in Peterborough in two weeks time.
The North Bay Midget AAA Trappers dropped two out of three in a tightly contested series with the visiting Timmins Majors at the Sam Jacks recreation complex in West Ferris on the weekend.
One goal made a difference in each of the games with the teams trading 5-4 victories Friday and Saturday, with Timmins (3-4 with a shootout loss) taking the rubber match 2-1 Sunday afternoon.
It looked like North Bay was heading toward its eighth win of the season before the half-way mark of their third game in three days.
The Trappers opened the second period strong and were pressing and dictating the pace before and after Jack Drinkwalter tipped a Tye Lindeman shot, fed back to the point by Joe Whittet, past Timmins goalie Bradley Dobson less than three minutes into the middle frame.
The Majors were in disarray, scrambling to defend against wave after wave of North Bay’s deep offensive bench that put them atop the standings averaging more than four goals a game.
But Dobson stood tall and Timmins regrouped, with Cameron Svec beating Trappers’ netminder Simon Wood over his blocker with a rising shot from the point. It was Svec’s third goal of the series after potting two Saturday evening.
And then Timmins put the pressure on and came close to taking the lead after ringing rubber off the iron behind Wood twice.
North Bay didn’t look the same after with only a few individual efforts getting close in the third, with Timmins taking the lead with 11:26 remaining. Dobson’s break away stop on North Bay’s Kaleb Peldjak was a game saver for Timmins, with the Trappers generating a few more chances with Wood pulled for an extra attacker for the past 90 seconds.
Saturday’s game was more like it for North Bay with five goals coming from five players, although Timmins had taken a two-goal lead within seconds of the middle frame starting. But then a power play marker by Robbie Ranger sparked a four-goal outburst in the second period, with Mickey George, Whittet and Seth Reuben finding the net. Conor Eastough registered the game winner taking a 5-3 lead half-way through the third period, although one of Timmins’ best players Danny Katic scored 20 seconds later to keep it close.
Brendan Dale got the win in net, with Jacob Delisle getting three assists while singles were contributed by Eastaugh, Ranger, Peldjak, Braeden Villeneuve and Rober Buckley.
The game ended with a dust up and Katic had to serve a suspension Sunday after being blamed for a vicious cross-check, although it’s being appealed by the team because another Timmins player was responsible.
On Friday, Timmins won 5-4 after taking a 4-3 lead into the third period. Scoring for North Bay was handled by Reuben, Lachance, Villeneuve and Ranger, with Reuben and Villeneuve adding assists, along with Peldjak and Delisle. Wood took the loss in net.
Lucas Dolanjski got the game winner on a solo effort for the Majors with just 1:26 remaining. Jace Soroko scored a pair, with singles by Karter Renouf and Tristan Flood.
In other GNMHL action Sunday, the New Liskeard Cubs doubled the Nickel Capitals 4-2 and the Kapuskasing Flyers edged the Sudbury Wolves Minor Midgets 4-3.
North Bay (7-3) next hosts the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (5-4), the team that handed the Majors a 6-5 shootout loss Sept. 20.