U10 AA North Bay Trappers claim NOHA Tournament of Champions title


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The Andre Purcell U10AA North Bay Trappers team captured gold at the Northern Ontario Hockey Association Tournament of Champions this weekend in Timmins.

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After suffering a loss to rival Soo Jr. Greyhounds in the Silver Stick International Finals earlier this month, the Trappers traveled to Timmins to compete in the NOHA Tournament of Champions.

The Trappers opened their weekend with a 6-3 win over the Nickel City Jr. Sons and were met with a stellar goaltending performance by the Timmins North Stars goaltender to draw the game 1-1.

Game 3 saw the Trappers defeat the Copper Cliff Reds 10-4 to set up a final round robin game against the Nickel City Jr. Sons for a chance to clinch the division’s top spot and earn a bye. -automatic pass for the final.

The Trappers took the 6-2 win and would wait for the semi-final winner to compete for the NOHA Tournament of Champions.

The Trappers were scheduled to face the Timmins North Stars, whom they had tied earlier in the round robin.

The Trappers took a 4-0 lead in the first period. The team received strong goalkeepers all weekend and won the league game 10-1.

The Trappers ended their season with quite a bit of gear and capped off what can only be considered a very successful season, the coaches said.

“The team achieved many of its goals set at the start of the season winning the Hamilton Huskies Classic in November, losing the Silver Stick Regionals final in overtime to the No. 1 ranked Soo Greyhounds, losing in the semi- finals. of the Kingston Canadiens Tournament in February, beating the Soo Greyhounds in the Nickel District League Playoff Final, succumbing to the Soo Greyhounds in the Silver Stick International Final, then capping off a great year by winning the NOHA Tournament of Champions .

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“At the start of the season, we knew our team had a lot of individual talent. However, individual skills do not always translate into team success. Over the course of the season, we’ve been working on defensive zone coverage, breakouts and proper puck movement,” said coach Justin Carré.

“It was amazing to see the progression from the individual game at the start of the year to making over 60 stick-to-stick passes by the end of the year. I’m supported by a great team of coaches who contribute everyone, just like the players, to create a great team environment and the results speak for themselves.

The team finished its season ranked second out of 70 teams in Ontario.

The team roster includes Jordan Adekoya, Ari Anello, Tyson Blacker, Colton Brunette, Sam Carré, Mac Degagne, Liam De Jourdan, Landon Forsyth, Sawyer Gedanitz, Jacob Krajci, Hayden Morris, Kole Ogletree, Rylan Ringler, Jackson Ross, Tony Seguin, Campbell Stickland and Noah Walkling.

The coaching staff includes Carré (head coach), David Cappadocia, Shawn Degagne MJ De Jourdan, Glenn Ogletree, Wayne Stickland, Trevor Bush and team manager Kris Anello.

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