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Trappers AAA Roundup

Minor Bantam

The Savignac Minor Bantam AAA Trappers finished their triple header vs Nickel City this past weekend with 2 wins and a loss. The Trappers have had a long rivalry with their Sudbury area counterparts, dating back to Novice AA. The games between the 2 teams have always been fast and exciting, and this past weekend was no exception.
The Trappers won game one 3 to 1. Reece Proulx was strong in net – and had to be as the Trappers piled up 36 minutes in penalties. Eric Lafontaine, Joe Jordan and Pacey Schlueting lit the lamp, with assists going to Jack Stockfish (2) and Ethan Masson.
Nickel City game out very strong in game 2, and scored 3 times in the first 12 minutes. The Trappers picked up the pace, but found themselves down 4-0 in the middle of the second period. Cailen Hanzlik didn’t get much help from the team, but shut the door the rest of the way and gave her team a chance. Nat Lalonde started the North Bay comeback, scoring short-handed to make it 4-1. Ethan Masson scored an early 3rd period goal on a power play, with a great assist from Joe Jordan. Lalonde struck again minutes later, with the assists coming from Masson and Jackson Buffam. That was as close as the team got, despite a great third period, losing 4 to 3.
Game 3 on Sunday saw the Trappers take an early lead, with Jordan scoring on the first shift with a wrap around. Minutes later Steph Philion and Rory Shaughnessy provided great pressure on the fore-check, and Tyson Bradford was able drill a slap shot in to make it 2-1. Jesse Kirkby scored the 3rd goal, finishing a great shift with Jordan and Stockfish. Bradford then scored his second goal of the weekend, tipping a shot from the point from Brody Belanger. Stockfish was sent in alone on a breakaway as he came out of the penalty box, as Jordan fed him a perfect pass, and scored the Trapper’s fifth goal. Jordan scored his second goal of the game, getting assists from Stockfish and Shaughnessy. Cole Goode scored the 7thgoal of the game, with an assist from Pacey Schlueting. Final score 7 to 2. Reece Proulx with another strong effort in net.
Next up – The team looks to defend their title at the Hamilton Bulldogs Reebok Classic Dec 4th to 6th.

Major Bantam

The major bantam AAA Trappers, sponsored by The Station, spilt a pair of games with the Soo Greyhounds this weekend at home in Powassan. On Saturday the Trappers fell 2-1. The lone North Bay goal was scored by Ian Denomme assisted by Payton Vescio and Matt Hardwick. Joel Rainville suffered the loss in net.

On Sunday the Trappers rebounded to take a 5-2 decision. They were lead offensively by Cole Craft and Denomme who each had a pair of goals. Hardwick had the other North Bay goal. Assists went to Denomme, Vescio, Ryan Mills and Ethan Allair. Zach Roy had the win between the pipes.
The major bantam’s are now off until they also travel to the Hamilton Bulldogs Reebok Classic.

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Trappers AAA Roundup

Minor Peewee
BDI Trappers take part in “Wally Beavis” in Peterborough

The BDI Minor Peewee AAA Trappers took part in the “Wally Beavis Memorial Tournament” this past weekend in Peterborough.

In game one the Trappers lost 2-1 to the Hamilton Bulldogs in a very tight checking, physical game. Chase Lefebrve had the lone North Bay goal and Andrew Robillard was very strong in the Trapper goal.

Game two saw the Trappers play the eventual tournament Champions Vaughan Kings. The Trappers kept it close through out, trailing 2-1 heading to the third period only to lose by a final score of 4-1. The 4th Vaughan goal was into an empty net. Caelan McAuliffe made key stops keeping the Kings at bay. Will McCharles scored for the Trappers on a blast from the point.

Saturday morning the Trappers defeated the Ottawa Aces 5-2. The North Bay squad played an aggressive style of hockey causing several Ottawa turn overs that resulted in North Bay goals. Cam Harwood led the charge with 2 goals and 2 assists, while Jim Montgomery, Patrick Etmanski and Lefebvre had singles.

In their final game of the weekend the Trappers took on the North Central Predators in a back and forth affair. The teams were deadlocked 2-2 in the second period when Brett Richardson picked off a pass in the neutral zone and scored on a breakaway giving the Trappers a 3-2 lead. However the Predators came out hard in the third and went on to a 5-3 victory. Dallas Landriault had a hot hand scoring the other two Trapper goals.

The Trappers now have a couple weeks to get ready for league play Nov 28/29 when they host the Nickel City Sons for 3 games.

Major Bantam

The major bantam trappers, sponsored by The Station, defeated the Nickel City Sons 6-4 and 11-2 this past weekend in NOHL action. On Saturday the Trappers were lead by Ryan Mills on the strength of his one goal and four assist effort. Other goals were scored by Cole Goddard, Ian Denomme, Brady Lacharity, Cole Craft and Matt Hardwick. Craft chipped in two helpers while single assists went to Hardwick, Denomme, Kobe Seguin, Payton Vescio and minor bantam affiliate Jack Stockfish. Joel Rainville picked up the win in net.

On Sunday the Trappers were lead by Ethan Allair and Hardwick as each had hat tricks and Stockfish with a huge five assist game. Other goals were scored by Vescio (2), Craft, Mills, Jacob Peterson-Galema. Assists were registered by minor bantam affiliate Joe Jordan (2), Mills (2), Currie Giesler (3), Denomme (4), Adam Howe, Lacharity and Vescio had single assists. Zach Roy picked up the win between the pipes.

The major Bantam’s host the Soo Greyhounds next weekend in Powassan.

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Trappers AAA Roundup

Minor Peewee
The BDI Minor Peewee AAA Trappers took part in the annual West Ferris Minor Hockey Early Bird Tournament this past weekend in North Bay. The Trappers began play Friday afternoon against Cumberland. The Trappers never really found their footing in this game falling 6-1 to the Ottawa area club. Chase Lefebvre had the lone goal with the assist going to Callum Craft. Jake Fullerton had a strong game on the blue line and was chosen player of the game for the Trappers. Game two saw the North Bay squad take on Seaway Valley from Cornwall. The game was a tight checking affair and a goaltenders battle. Trapper goalie Caelan McAuliffe was outstanding in the North Bay goal frustrating the Seaway shooters on several occasions enroute to a 1-0 shut out win. Dallas Landriault had the Trapper goal on a feed from Brett Richardson. For his shut out effort McAuliffe received a goaltenders award and Landriault was awarded player of the game. On Saturday evening the Trappers faced the Temiskaming Shores Puckhounds and battled to a 1-1 draw. Both teams played a very aggressive brand of hockey with each team exchanging scoring chances regularly. The Trappers displayed a great team effort on the penalty kill through out the game and had outstanding goaltending from Andrew Robillard, who was the Trapper player of the game. Lefebvre had his second goal of the weekend with help from line mates Craft and Cam Harwood. Semi final action Sunday morning was a rematch of Saturday evening’s game vs the Puckhounds. Once again the game was a back and forth match with stellar goaltending for both teams as the game was scoreless heading into the third period. Unfortunately for the Trappers the Puckhounds managed to find the net twice late in the third advancing them to the final. Owen Either was solid on the Trapper blue line and was selected player of the game for the Trappers.

Major Peewee

The Lucky 13 Major PeeWee Trappers travelled to Greater Sudbury for a weekend set against the Nickel City Sons. The first game was a tight one with the Trappers coming back from a 3-0 deficit to tie it up half-way into the third period. Unfortunately, a Nickel City goal in the last 1:30 sealed the deal for a Sons 4-3 victory. Nickel City took advantage of a short Trappers roster in the second game, winning 5-0. The Trappers came back Sunday with a stronger effort but fell short as Nickel City scored two in the third to take a 4-0 win.
The team will look for redemption this weekend as they host their first series of home games of the season, against the Soo at Sam Jacks Arena Saturday, October 31 , 11am & 5pm and Sunday, November 1st, 11am.

Minor Bantam

The Savignac minor bantam Trappers hosted the Soo AAA Greyhounds this weekend at the Astorville Arena, successfully winning all 3 games. The Greyhounds came into North Bay with a depleted roster due to injuries. The Trappers won the first game Saturday morning 4-1, with Ethan Masson scoring 2 and singles to
Nat Lalonde and Pacey Schlueting. Assists to Jesse Kirkby, Joe Jordan and Lalonde. Goaltender Cailen Hanzlik was strong in net.The Saturday afternoon game finished 5 to 0 in favour of the Trappers, with goals from Cole Goode, Jack Stockfish, Jordan, Lalonde and Masson. Schlueting had 2
assists, and Stockfish, Masson and Goode with 1. Shutout by Reece Proulx. Sunday’s game ended with the Trappers winning 4 to 0. Nat Lalonde struck with a hat trick, and Schlueting with 1. Jackson Buffam assisted on 2 goals, and Tanner Flood, Jordan, Stockfish, Masson, Goode and Schlueting
assisting on 1 each. Hanzlik supplying the shutout. Next up – The Trappers
are in Kitchener in 2 weeks attending the Blueline Tournament.

Major Bantam

The major bantam Trappers, sponsored by The Station, travelled to Sault Ste Marie this past weekend and defeated the Greyhounds 6-1 and 7-0. In the 6-1 victory on Saturday evening the Trappers were lead offensively by Ian Denomme with four goals and Ryan Mills with two. Kobe Seguin and Payton Vescio had two helpers each with single assists going to Matt Hardwick, Cole Goddard and Adam Howe. Zach Roy picked up the win in net.

On Sunday the Trappers shutout the Greyhounds with Joel Rainville between the pipes. The Trappers were lead by Vescio with a goal and three assists. Mills and Denomme each had a pair of goals with singles going to Hardwick and Cole Craft. Single assists were registered by Denomme, Hardwick, Currie Giesler and Brady Lacharity. The major bantam’s are off next weekend before travelling to Sudbury November 5-8 for the Big Nickel Tournament.

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Trappers AAA Roundup

BDI Minor Peewee AAA Trappers winless in the Soo

The BDI Minor Peewee AAA Trappers travelled to Sault Ste Marie this past weekend for 3 league games against the undefeated Greyhounds.

In game one the Trappers kept it close against the tough Greyhound squad, but had difficulties playing 3 solid periods resulting in a 5-1 loss. Caelan McAuliffe was busy making several solid saves along the way. Patrick Etmanski had the lone goal for North Bay.

The second game saw the Greyhounds cruise to a 6-1 victory as the Trappers played with a short bench due to injuries. Andrew Robillard was tested often and played a strong game for the Trappers despite the loss.

On Sunday morning the Trappers were a changed team playing a tough, aggressive brand of hockey frustrating the Greyhounds with their tight checking and strong team play in all three zones.

Chase Lefebvre gave the Trappers the lead mid way through the first, only to have the Soo team respond with the tying marker in the last minute of play in the first period.

The second period was a scoreless event with both teams exchanging numerous scoring chances while Trapper goalie Caelan McAuliffe made several point blank stops to keep the game tied at one heading to the intermission.

The third period was a continuation of the third as McAuliffe remained hot in the pipes and the Trapper penalty kill was sharp on a couple of key penalty kills. Despite the Trapper efforts, the relentless Greyhounds managed to get the winning goal with a little over two minutes remaining giving them a 2-1 victory.

The Trappers’ coaches are very encouraged with this latest effort and look forward to the teams participation this weekend in the West Ferris Early Bird Tournament being held in North Bay.

Major Bantams in Peterborough

The Major Bantam AAA Trappers, sponsored by The Station, lost in the semi finals of the Peterborough Icefest tournament this past weekend.

The Trappers started off the tournament Thursday evening with a 2-0 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on the strength of goals by Jacob Peterson-Galema and Ian Denomme and shutout goaltending by Zach Roy.

In their second game Friday afternoon the Trappers ran into great goaltending and lost 2-0 to the Clarington Toros.

On Friday night the Trappers rebounded with a 4-1 win over the host Peterborough Petes. The Trappers were lead by Payton Vescio with two goals, while singles went to Ethan Allair and Adam Howe.

On Saturday afternoon the Trappers closed out the round robin with a 5-2 win over Southern Tier Admirals. Cole Craft and Ian Denomme lead the way with 2 goals each, Matt Hardwick had the other goal and Joel Rainville picked up the win in net.

On Saturday night the Trappers defeated the Oshawa Generals in the quarter finals 2-0 on goals by Vescio and Ryan Mills. Joel Rainville was excellent in getting the shutout between the pipes.

In the semi-final on Sunday morning the Trappers, despite outstanding goaltending by Zach Roy, lost a tough 1-0 decision to eventual tournament champion Eastern Ontario Wild.

The Major Bantam’s are in Sault Ste. Marie this coming weekend for games versus the Soo Greyhounds on Saturday evening and Sunday morning

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It was a busy weekend of hockey for the Trappers AAA teams. Here’s what they did this past weekend:

MAJOR PEEWEE

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.

MINOR PEEWEE

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.

MAJOR BANTAM

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.

MAJOR MIDGET
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.