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The North Bay & District AAA Trappers hockey association is accepting applications for the following head coaching positions for the 2019-20 season:

Minor Peewee AAA
Major Peewee AAA
Minor Bantam AAA
Major Bantam AAA
Minor Midget AAA
Major Midget AAA

All Head Coaches Minor Bantam to Major Midget will be required to take the Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Coaching Certification.

Deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019. Spring Tryouts will begin in April with location and times to be announced.

Coaching applications can be found attached to this notice.

Interested applicants can send their application/resume via email to info@northbaytrappers.ca or mail to the following address:

North Bay & District Trappers Hockey Association
225C Fisher St
North Bay, ON
P1B 2C8

The document 2019-20_Coaching_Application.pdf was attached to this post.

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The North Bay Major Midget AAA Trappers captured the title at the Waterloo Golden Puck Tournament over the weekend.

The Trappers went unbeaten through the round robin portion of the tournament before edging the Clarington Toros 3-2 in the semi-final and then thanks to four power play markers, the Trappers overwhelmed the Oakville Rangers 7-1 in the gold medal game.

Head Coach Guy Blanchard felt special teams were the key in the final as along with the power play markers, the Trappers netted a short handed tally in the final.

“Our power play was about 3 for 20 in the round robin part and we were 50 percent in the finals,” said Trappers head coach Guy Blanchard.

Trappers goalie and Battalion prospect Reece Proulx was solid in the opening 10 minutes of the final until the Trappers offence got going.

The Trappers opened up Friday morning with a 1-0 win over the Waterloo Wolves and then picked it up later on Friday in a convincing 7-2 win over the Brampton 45’s.

“Our first game was a bit of a re-focus game as we had not played in two weeks but as the tournament went on we got better,” noted Blanchard.

Saturday morning, the Trappers survived a tight 2-1 win over the Grey Bruce Highlanders and then doubled the Huron Perth Lakers 4-2.

The Trappers have now won the Golden Puck Tournament two years in a row. The victory is the Trappers second tournament title this season as they also captured gold at the Ottawa Senators Showcase tournament in October.

The Trappers also finished with a silver medal at the Big Nickel tournament in Sudbury in late October.

Team members include: Reece Proulx and Ben Gaudreau in nets. Defencemen Ben Brunette, Eric Lafontaine, Tanner Flood Cole Goode, and Robert Brisson, forwards Zach Lefebvre, Sam Garagan, Noah Lagrandeur, Nat Lalonde, Joe Jordan, Jesse Kirkby, Jack Stockfish, Justin Dauphinais, Gavin Brown, and Cam Pariseau. The head coach is Guy Blanchard and assistants are Billy McMillan and Matt Blanchard.

Story Source Chris Dawson – Baytoday.ca.

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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.