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From : Phillip McKee, Executive Director, Ontario Hockey Federation

Given the current climate of COVID-19 in the province, the Ontario Hockey Federation in consultation with its Members, has made the decision to pause the implementation of the U16/U18 High Performance Hubs. The Hub proposal will continue to be reviewed and modified with consideration of the valuable feedback provided by those that participated in the preliminary review that took place earlier this month.

The OHF is hopeful that a pause will lead to a successful implementation of U16/U18 High Performance programming during the 2020-21 hockey season.

The document OHF_Bulletin_-__Update_on_U16___U18_High_Performance_Hub_Proposal.pdf was attached to this post.

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Noah Dugas is a name many people have come to love. This 13 year old young man is a beloved individual in his own family, peer group and community.

To say his name brings forth many qualities that encompass the outstanding person that he truly is. Kind, sincere, heart of gold, helpful, authentic, sweet, selfless, strong, athletic, humorous, and most of all loving are just some of the qualities that his family and friends use to describe Noah.

In the last few months, Noah has had some health concerns which led to the last incident on August 29th, 2020 being a more severe stroke. Since this day, Noah has battled through many challenges and continues to do so each and every day.

Noah’s medical needs led the family to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. This has meant both parents, Dave Dugas and Jody Luesby Dugas, having to leave their home, employment, and beloved daughter back in North Bay in order to be with Noah during this difficult time.

Each day, Noah is showing signs of progress, however his journey has since taken him to a Rehabilitation Centre where he will continue his brave fight. We continue to pray that Noah’s abundant strength and determination will lead him back to good health, and to his family and friends that so anxiously await him with open arms.

Noah Strong and/or 71Strong has been the family and friends motto to help support the void that Noah has left in the hearts of so many.

North Bay and communities beyond are rallying around this young boy and family by offering healing prayers and messages of hope. This family will be required to support their son through his recovery.

Your kind donations will be used to help Noah and his parents with the financial burdens that this medical emergency is incurring.

Please keep Noah in your thoughts and prayers.

NOAHSTRONG

Thank you for your support!

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In anticipation of the 2020-2021 Hockey Season, the North Bay and District Trappers Hockey Association is formulating plans for a “Return To Play – Development Program” using existing NBDTHA coaching, training and mentoring personnel.

Currently the Association is determining the level of interest from the local hockey community for such a program, and requests interested players to register, so player data including contact information is available.

A formal request to the NOHA for permission and endorsement of the program is imminent.

Click here to register:“https://ospreylinksgolf.quickbase.com/db/bkpnfh5dq?a=nwr

Thank you.

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The North Bay & District Trappers AAA Hockey Association is announcing its new coaches for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

The AAA Coaches selected are:

U12 – Steve Smith
U13 – Justin Roy
U14 – Scott Huycke
U15 – Guy Blanchard
U16 – Tyler Miller
U18 – Billie Macmillan

The NBDTHA is working diligently on its return to play framework and we are hopeful of announcing a platform over the coming couple of weeks with a return to the ice for our players in September.

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The NBDTHA are happy to announce that we have reopened. Read more by clicking on the link below.

https://www.baytoday.ca/sports/trappers-aaa-organization-re-opens-2436041