News and Announcements

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The North Bay and District Trappers Hockey Association is pleased to announce Calvin Gomes as Head Coach for the 2018-19 Minor Midget. AAA Hockey Team.

With Calvin’s extensive hockey experience and familiarity with this program, we are confident he will continue and build on the success enjoyed by the Minor Midget program.

First tryouts for the Midgets (Minor and Major will be a combined tryout ) on Saturday, April 21st from 10 AM to noon at Memorial Gardens.

Interested players must (click here to) register in advance.

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For the second straight draft, the North Bay Battalion stay local for their top pick.

Tonight in the 2018 Under 18 Priority Selection the Troops took Major Midget AAA Trappers defenceman Jacob Peterson-Galema with the 9th overall pick.

The 6’2”, 180-pound defenceman recorded 12 goals and 40 assists for 52 points in 37 games with the Great North Midget League finalists.

“We really liked Jacob’s upside, he improved a lot over the summer, he is a big body with a great hockey IQ, thinks the game very well led the league in points only to another prospect of ours Nick Davis,” said Matt Rabideau. Battalion Assistant GM. “We are hoping for a great summer for Jacob for when he comes to camp.”

North Bay’s Ethan Allair was selected 19th overall by the Sarnia Sting. The small, but skilled defender had 10 goals and 21 assists totaling 31 points in 31 games with the Major Midget AAA Trappers this past season.

Courtesy Chris Dawson, Baytoday.ca Click here for story.

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The North Bay & District Trappers AAA Hockey Association is thrilled to see five minor midgets taken in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection, all by the hometown North Bay Battalion – including their first pick.

The North Bay Battalion stayed very close to home for their first choice in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection as they selected North Bay Minor Midget AAA Trappers defenceman Pacey Schlueting, with the ninth overall pick in the first round.

The 6’0”, 175-pound defenceman had a fantastic season with the North Bay Minor Midget AAA Trappers where he netted 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points in 24 regular season games in the Great North Midget League. He also played four games as an affiliate with the NOJHL’s Powassan Voodoos where he netted one goal.

Errol Hook, the Director of Scouting for the Battalion, says Schlueting passes the puck like an OHLer.

“He does everything hard, he is just a quality player,” Hook said during the 5th round break.

“We looked around Toronto and there were some other good defencemen but we just felt that his package with his size, his skating and his skill, he is going to be a really good player in the OHL.”

Schlueting, who is mature beyond his years and has been compared to Cam Dineen, is excited about the OHL Draft.

“I know it’s one of the biggest days of a minor hockey players career and it’s everything I’ve been dreaming about since I was a small hockey player,” Schlueting told BayToday.ca earlier this week.

Schlueting was named the NOHA Player of the Year during the OHL Cup minor midget tournament which took place in mid-March in Toronto.

The Battalion continued with its run on North Bay Trappers taking forward David Campbell in the 4th round.

The 6’0” Sault Ste. Marie product whose family moved to Callander in the summer of 2017, netted 24 goals along with 12 assists for 36 points in 24 games with Trappers this season. He also had 1 goal and 2 assists in 5 games as an affiliate player with the Blind River Beavers of the NOJHL this season.

In the 9th round, the Troops selected their third Minor Midget AAA Trapper, as they took forward Jesse Kirkby.

The 6’0”, 149 pound forward bumped up his draft stock with a strong second half of the season as the North Bay native netted 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points in 24 games in the Great North Midget League this season.

In the 11th round, the Troops added the fourth member of the North Bay Minor Midget AAA Trappers as they selected goaltender Reece Proulx with the 209th selection.

The 5’9” North Bay native, sported a 2.83 goals against average in 18 games with the Trappers in the Great North Midget League this season.

In the 15th round, the Troops stayed close to home again as they selected forward Jack Stockfish from the North Bay Minor Midget Trappers.

Stockfish collected 6 goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 20 games in the Great North Midget League.

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Our sincere condolences go out to all affected by the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Bronco’s Hockey Club.

To those that have lost loved ones, been injured or suffering, may all take small comfort knowing the family of hockey shares your loss.

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PLAYER MOVEMENT POLICYPLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED DOCUMENT
NOTETHE DOCUMENT INDICATES REQUESTS TO BE CONSIDERED TO TRY OUT UP A DIVISION MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 15TH, HOWEVER FOR THIS YEAR ONLY APPLICATION TO MOVE UP (CLICK HERE TO OPEN) WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL APRIL 18TH.

The North Bay and District Trappers Association acknowledges that from time to time, there are players with the potential to play in a higher division. A player may be allowed to move up one category provided specific criteria and the appropriate procedure has been followed. Players wishing to be considered to move up, must complete the on-line application form (click here).

Applicants are asked to review the policy in advance of making application for consideration, and is noted that all applications are subject to review and approval.

The Board of Directors
North Bay and District Trappers Hockey Association.

The document PLAYER_MOVEMENT_POLICY_April3_final.pdf was attached to this post.