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.