Central Canada Cup Allstar Challenge

Over Christmas, two of the players for the North Bay Jr. Trappers will be going to pay at the Central Canada Cup All Star Challenge. This game takes place from December 17th through the 29th in Smith Falls, Ontario Canada. There are 6 teams in this tournament. The Trappers that have been selected for the team are Matt Alituro and Djordie Leposavic. Danny Desrochers was selected as well, but he will be playing for the Wolves during the Christmas holiday break instead.

The two representatives for the Trappers are no surprise to fans of the sport. They have been wonderful assets for the team and contributed to many points for them. They have both has many assists as well. Their skills are excellent and both have very good attitudes that they also contribute to the game.

According to the General Manager and President for the Trappers, Chris Dawson, the entire organization is very exciting for these two players. They feel it will help them to get more exposure and also give them some additional skills that they can bring back to the team. They are very qualified to be part of the tournament and many eyes will be on them to see how they do.

Trappers Get Needed Help

Ryan Brain became a player for the North Bay Jr. Trappers after time spent with the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils. This is a great benefit to the team as this player has been scoring quite a few goals. In 21 games last season, he scored 8 points and assisted with 16 others. Standing at 6 foot, 4 inches and weighing 190 pounds, Brain is a great asset for the North Bay Jr. Trappers.

According to Tom McCarthy, the head coach for the Trappers, everyone is very excited about the addition of Brain to the team. He also stated that it is going to be tough for the defense without Jon Dionne on the team but that he is confident they will be able to fully compensate for the changes taking place in the line up. To sum it up, McCarthy stated that they had to give up a quality player in order to get one that is able to score like Brain can.

McCarthy states that the team really needs to find a way to score more points, and that is what led them to make such a difficult decision regarding the trade. Furthermore, it was stated that Dionne had offered a great deal of talent to the team and that he will be always remembered for his contributions. Yet it is believed that if the North Bay Jr. Trappers are going to be more competitive, they have to turn their attention to players such as Brain.

Another change for the team is that they will no longer have Adam Mareau on the team either. He is now going to be playing with the Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks so that he can play the game closer to home. The forward was offered the chance to pay with the Blue Devils but declined that offer.

Northbay Special Teams Play Big

The special team for the North Bay Jr. Trappers are the reason that they were able to win over the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils with a score of 5-2. They were able to keep the momentum going with power play goals all night long. According to Tom McCarthy, the head coach for the Trappers, the special team has become a very important part of the production of this team.

The awareness of how the game is going is very important at all points, and it is crucial to know when to rely on the special teams and their contributions. Being ready for that role in the game is really making a difference for the Trappers this season. So far they are off to a remarkable start, and they want to keep it that way.

There were 54 penalties in this game, and that doesn’t even include the 10 minute penalties assessed for misconduct by the players. As a result, there were plenty of trips back and forth to the penalty box. There were almost 600 people in attendance at the game, and they were very in tune to the events going on. Not all of them were happy with some of the calls made by the officials, but that is nothing new with this particular sport.

McCarthy was asked about his take on the calls, and he expressed that he was happy with them. He said you have to allow the calls to go and move to the next play of the game. You simply can’t dwell on if you feel personally that they were right or wrong. One of the leaders of this game for the Trappers was Danny Descrochers with two scores of his own and one assist.

This is only his second game of the season with them. He recently returned to the Trappers from the Sudbury Wolves training camp. He is a great player and many believe he is going to be an extremely valuable asset to the Trappers this season. He is already proving that very early on.

The special team for the North Bay Jr. Trappers are the reason that they were able to win over the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils with a score of 5-2. They were able to keep the momentum going with power play goals all night long. According to Tom McCarthy, the head coach for the Trappers, the special team has become a very important part of the production of this team.

The awareness of how the game is going is very important at all points, and it is crucial to know when to rely on the special teams and their contributions. Being ready for that role in the game is really making a difference for the Trappers this season. So far they are off to a remarkable start, and they want to keep it that way.

There were 54 penalties in this game, and that doesn’t even include the 10 minute penalties assessed for misconduct by the players. As a result, there were plenty of trips back and forth to the penalty box. There were almost 600 people in attendance at the game, and they were very in tune to the events going on. Not all of them were happy with some of the calls made by the officials, but that is nothing new with this particular sport.

McCarthy was asked about his take on the calls, and he expressed that he was happy with them. He said you have to allow the calls to go and move to the next play of the game. You simply can’t dwell on if you feel personally that they were right or wrong. One of the leaders of this game for the Trappers was Danny Descrochers with two scores of his own and one assist.

This is only his second game of the season with them. He recently returned to the Trappers from the Sudbury Wolves training camp. He is a great player and many believe he is going to be an extremely valuable asset to the Trappers this season. He is already proving that very early on.

Subury Cubs Fall to Trappers

When you are able to beat another great team, it is always a sweet victory. That is why the head coach of the North Bay Trappers, Tom McCarthy, was so excited when they won with a score of 6 to 4 over the Sudbury Cubs. With only 1.5 minutes left in the 3rd period, Ronnie George was able to give them the lead. That put their record for the new season at 2-0.

McCarthy has nothing but great things to say about George and his ability to lead his team out there. He has a great attitude that is encouraging for the other players, and it really is genuine. The extra motivation can really help them to do their very best. The coach believes this drive assisted them to win the game even though they seemed somewhat sluggish in the early efforts of the game.

McCarthy is quick to add that there were many powerful plays throughout the game by various players including Dionne. He does give the Cubs credit for offering lots of talent out there. He says they are one of the most challenging teams that the Trappers will have to play. The win was the result of some great power play by his team and he is content with the way they performed on the ice. He says they will continue to work more on the power play in practice.

McCarthy is very happy with the endurance of all of his players out there. The team focuses on their conditioning a great deal in practice. Without that stamina in place, they never would have had the drive or the energy to be so effective that late in the game. The Trappers were behind a few times in the game, but they didn’t let that deter them from giving it their all.

Eagles Take It To Trappers

The Soo Eagles have been on a winning streak, and added one more win to their list when they beat the North Bay Jr. Trappers with a score of 7-0. This makes 5 wins in a row for the team. Both Mike Orosey and Brock Raffaele had two goals each in this game. A great deal of the credit for the win goes to goalie Tyler Stepke who made quite a few saves that prevented the Trappers from being able to gain any points.

One of the great players for the Trappers even though they couldn’t get the win was Lyndon Lipinski. He had been out of the lineup for a while with the team Canada East Evaluation Camp in Ottawa. The fans and the team were excited to have him back. His twin brother also plays on the Trappers with him and that is a great place for both of them to be. With this current loss, the Trappers are now 3-2 for the season.