News and Announcements

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The North Bay Trappers Major Midget AAA Team is selling East Coast, boiled and frozen Lobster for the month of February.

Option 1: Package containing 3 lobsters – approximately 3 lbs for $33.00

Option 2: Box containing 14-16 lobsters – approximately 10 lbs for $160.00

Click Here To Open/Downoad Order Form

Scan and send form to youngblanch67@gmail.com

For more information – (705) 471-3357 or email youngblanch67@gmail.com

A great way to support the Major Midget AAA Team

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The Executive of the NBDTHA invite parents and players to evaluate their experience with the North Bay and District Trappers Hockey Association. Please use the attached form if possible, or other correspondence is welcomed, however to be reviewed and considered, all submissions must be signed. Anonymous submissions will not be reviewed.

Forms or correspondence may be sent to info@northbaytrappers.ca or mailed to North Bay Trappers Hockey Association, c/o 225C Fisher Street, North Bay, ON P1B 2C8.

The document NBDTHA_Parent-Player_Evaluation_2018-19.pdf was attached to this post.

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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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Well known coach Guy Blanchard is coming back for a third year to coach the Major Midget AAA Trappers, the North Bay & District Trappers Hockey Association announced on Monday.

“I have been giving it a lot of thought, it is a good group of players and parents that have come through the system and Mike Stockfish has done a great job with these guys bringing them to this level,” said Blanchard, who was initially planning to retire from coaching at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Blanchard guided the Trappers to a 30-4-0-0-2 record good for second place in the Great North Midget League this season. He led the team all the way to the finals where the Trappers were defeated by the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves.

In his two years as head coach, the Trappers have finished with back-to-back 30 win seasons.

He will take over a major midget team which will be inheriting a solid core of players – five of which were selected by the North Bay Battalion in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.

“Once again we are trying to get these programs going and I felt I had one more year before I turned 60 to be able to coach,” said Blanchard, who was inducted into the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

“After that, I am not sure if I am too much of an overage to coach but certainly we are going to give it one more year and see what all comes about.”

The news comes after former Battalion player Calvin Gomes was named the new head coach for the Minor Midget AAA team.