News and Announcements

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The Board of Directors approved the 2018-2019 Teams for next season as recommended by our Rep Committee.

Novice

The Rep teams for Novice are to be determined. We are waiting on additional information from the NOHA before we create teams, we anticipate having this done by March 2nd. More information to follow.

Atom

  • Atom AA Major
  • Atom AA Minor
  • Atom A Major (Mixed)

Peewee

  • Peewee AA Major (Mixed)
  • Peewee A Major (Mixed)

Bantam

  • Bantam AA Major
  • Bantam AA Minor
  • Bantam A Major (Mixed)

Midget

  • Midget AA Major

We are now accepting applications for Head Coach for these programs, application deadline is March 2nd, 2018. Applications are available here

Tryout dates and registration information will be announced at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact the Convenor of the appropriate division.

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Re/Max Legend Minor Bantam AA Trappers struck gold at the President’s Day Tournament in Buffalo, NY winning 3-1 over the Yale Bulldogs.

Trappers tied their first game Friday night at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion against the Buffalo Stars 2-2.

The North Bay team clinched their second game with an 8-0 win over the Cheektowaga Warriors Saturday morning and continued their winning streak beating Niagara Falls 6-1.

With two wins and a tie the Trappers secured a spot in the semi-final game against Wheatfield Blades. It was a tight game until the third period when the Trappers pulled away with it in the third winning 6-2.

“This is exactly how we wanted to conclude our season as we move toward the playoffs and Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) championships,” said Trapper head coach Neil Gervais. “It was a really good team bonding experience. The hockey action was competitive, but our players worked hard and never gave up. They kept the pressure on with outstanding puck movement and smart plays to maximize on our opportunities,” he said. “It took a real team effort from every player to win this tournament.”

Gervais said the team is thankful to Bob and Bonnie Reichstein of Trout Creek who donated the cost of the coach bus to bring the team to Buffalo.
“These players and parents made memories both on and off the rink.”

The championship team is comprised of Jim Montgomery, Ben Franz, Brandon Barker, Ethan McLean, Emilie Perron, Will McCharles, Nick D’Agostino, Carter Paterson, Cam Harwood, Dallas Landriault, William Waugh-Monette, Patrick Etmanski, Drew Spencer, Nolan Gervais, Austin Presseault, Emma Nadeau and Ryan Marsh. The coaching staff includes head coach Neil Gervais, assistant coaches Joey McCharles and Shawn Harwood, trainer Mark Spencer and team manager Carmen Perron.

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We are pleased to announce the upcoming 3 on 3 hockey registration. Registration cost will remain the same at $130.

New for this year:

  • Online registration, no need to spend time waiting in line to register. System will be based on first come, first served with a registration limit. The registration system will open on February 23rd, check back here for more information.
  • All divisions will be 3 on 3, Tyke will play half ice instead of 4 on 4.

Divisions:

  • Tyke
  • Novice
  • Atom
  • Peewee
  • Bantam

Games start March 26 to April 26, 2018

For More info call: Mark McDooling: 705 475 2495

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The NOHA very excited to announce, in collaboration with Nickel Centre Minor Hockey Association and Sudbury Minor Hockey Association, that Hockey Canada’s Director of Development, Corey McNabb, will be in Garson on the weekend of March 2-4, to lead a series of clinics and workshops.

Corey McNabb Bio
As Hockey Canada’s Director of Development, Corey McNabb is responsible for educating coaches across Canada on the best practices and methods for developing today’s player. Corey travels the world collaborating with other coaches and governing bodies on new ideas, technologies, and tools for advancing player development.

Registration will be available soon for all sessions, however please be advised of the following tentative schedule:

Friday, March 2, 2018

Small Area Games Instructional Stream Clinic – FREE
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Registration here: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=117464

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Novice Half Ice Demonstrations and Parent Presentations
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Best Practices Workshop – Initiation Program – Association Representatives
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hockey Crossroads Session – Discussion on development/skills
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Intro to Coach Clinic – Great opportunity to get IP/Novice coaches certified in advance of the 2018/19 season, and to learn from Corey.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

HU Online ½ – Prerequisite – https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=111299
Clinic registration here: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=117463

While these sessions will require travel for some, it will definitely be worth the time to have an opportunity to learn from someone like Corey.

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Dear Community Partner:

The North Bay Major Atom AA Trappers are excited to announce that the 2018 Atom AA OHF Championships are being held here in North Bay from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th. This tournament is a great opportunity to showcase elite hockey players from across the province.

North Bay, with its strong connection to hockey, is proud to host this event which will highlight our community pride, teamwork and determination. Some of the finest hockey players began their careers in our local arenas, outdoor rinks, and on our many lakes.

Hosting this major event will not only boost our local economy, it will also bring recognition to the many unique facets of our beautiful city. Today, we are looking to our North Bay community partners to financially assist us in organizing a successful tournament and more importantly, a memorable experience for all of the participants, spectators, and sponsors. There are many different ways that our community partners can become involved in this exclusive event, along with multiple levels of sponsorship commitment. With your support, we are positive that we will leave a lasting impression on the numerous guests in our city and continue to make North Bay known for the wonderful hockey community that we are.

We thank you in advance for your support, full details on sponsorship opportunities are embedded below. For more information, please contact Rob Heroux at 705 493 1821 or by email at nheroux77@gmail.com.

All cheques for sponsorships are payable to: West Ferris Major Atom AA Trappers

Sincerely,

Major Atom AA Trappers

The document OHF_Sponsorship_Package_Final.pdf was attached to this post.