Ban­tam AAAS golden

Mi­nor ban­tams, Mi­nor Pee­wees also face tour­na­ment ac­tion in Sud­bury

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The Ma­jor ban­tam AAA Trap­pers won the big Nickel Tour­na­ment last week­end in Sud­bury with a 4-1 vic­tory over the Thun­der bay Kings in the fi­nal.

The Trap­pers opened the tour­na­ment with a tough 2-0 loss to the On­tario Hockey Academy Thurs­day night be­fore reel­ing off five straight wins to earn the cham­pi­onship.

Fri­day af­ter­noon the Trap­pers de­feated their North­ern ri­val Nickel City Sons 2-1. An­den Ringuette scored both goals while as­sists went to brett Richard­son (2) and Nico Laforge. Caleb San­ders picked up the win in net for the Trap­pers.

Fri­day evening the Trap­pers de­feated the glouces­ter Rangers in over­time on a goal by Richard­son. ben Har­ris and Do­minik godin had the other goals. godin also had an as­sist while other helpers went to Cal­lum Craft, Jake Fuller­ton and Todd vi­o­lette. Cae­lan Mcauliffe had the win be­tween the pipes.

Satur­day af­ter­noon the Trap­pers de­feated the CIHA voyageurs 3-2 in a shootout. Jake Fuller­ton was the hero scor­ing the ty­ing goal with 44 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion on a shot from the point. Fuller­ton then scored again in the 10th round of the shootout to se­cure the win. Laforge scored the other trap­per goal while Craft and Richard­son each chipped in with two as­sists.

Caleb San­ders put on a show in the shootout stop­ping nine of 10 shoot­ers.

Satur­day night was a re­match with CIHA in the semi fi­nal and the Trap­pers came away with the vic­tory on a goal by Richard­son set up by Laforge. Mcauliffe pro­vided shutout goal­tend­ing to pre­serve the win.

In the fi­nal Sun­day, the Kings and Trap­pers were tied at one apiece through two pe­ri­ods be­fore the Trap­pers opened the flood­gates and scored three unan­swered goals. Cham­pi­onship game MVP Todd vi­o­lette lead the way with a goal and two as­sists while Har­ris also scored two and Laforge had the other Trap­per goal.

Fuller­ton, Richard­son, godin and Owen ethier also had as­sists in the win. Caleb San­ders took the win in net.

Other team mem­bers in­clude Keane Koivisto, Will Per­reault, Tyler Des­marais, Jesse-james Pha­rand, Keenan Cas­tle and af­fil­i­ate player Dal­las Lan­dri­ault.

De­fence­man Will Per­reault was pre­sented with the Frank Mc­cool me­mo­rial award which is awarded to the “best team player” while Richard­son was the tour­na­ment top scorer and named tour­na­ment MVP.

Mi­nor Ban­tam

The North bay As­sante-thom­son Fi­nan­cial Part­ners Mi­nor ban­tam Trap­pers were in Sud­bury on the week­end play­ing the big Nickel Tour­na­ment.

The first of four round-robin games saw the Trap­pers pit­ted against the host and long time ri­val the Nickel City Sons. The Trap­pers would even­tu­ally fall to the Sons by a score of 3-2 de­spite con­trol­ling most of the play.

Scor­ing for the Trap­pers were Thom Sefton and Tris­tan Perry.

game two re­sulted in a con­vinc­ing 4-0 win ver­sus the Tim­mins North­stars in a must-win sit­u­a­tion. Scor­ing for the Trap­pers were Justin Tur­geon, Chase Thomp­son, Cooper brazeau and Car­son Laronde.

game three would prove to be a barn burner as the Trap­pers faced the North Cen­tral Preda­tors.

Down 2-0 in the third the feisty Trap­pers bat­tled back with goals from Sefton and Laronde. The two teams would stay even through reg­u­la­tion and over­time, push­ing the game to a shootout. Kae­dyn Long and Chase Thomp­son scored in the shootout for the win as Dy­lan Lem­cke shut the door in net to seal the OT vic­tory.

The fi­nal game of the round robin saw the Trap­per team line up against a strong Up­per Canada Cy­clones squad. The Trap­pers would fall 4-0 as they were un­able to con­vert sev­eral scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Fin­ish­ing round robin play with a record of one win, two losses and an OT win was enough to get the Trap­pers into a semi fi­nal vs the Cy­clones, but again they could not find the back of the net against the even­tual tour­na­ment champs fall­ing 3-0.

Mi­nor Pee­wee

The greco’s Lakeshore Mi­nor Pee­wee AAA Trap­pers hit the road on the week­end for the big Nickel AAA Tour­na­ment in Sud­bury.

The Trap­pers kicked off the tour­na­ment in a tight match up against the Tim­mins North Stars. goal­tend­ing was key for both teams as they fought to a 0-0 tie after three pe­ri­ods of play. The teams played on through five min­utes of over­time and then into a shootout in which the Trap­pers fell 1-0 after three shoot­ers from each team.

Owan Her­oux was be­yond fierce in net, stop­ping more than 20 shots.

Later that day the team strug­gled against the Up­per Ottawa Aces, even­tu­ally fall­ing 4-1 to the team rep­re­sent­ing the east.

After some rest the Trap­pers fi­nally found the back of the net Satur­day morn­ing against the Sud­bury Wolves. De­spite some penalty trou­ble for the Traps they came out on top 5-3. Scor­ers in the win were: Hud­son Prisco­du­quette, Noah Du­gas, gray­den Robert­son-palmer, An­dre Mon­doux and Rowyn St. Louis.

Satur­day af­ter­noon the team faced the un­de­feated North Cen­tral Preda­tors, for an­other tight game where the team came up short in yet an­other 1-0 loss.

The Mi­nor Pe­wee di­vi­sion saw many close games over the week­end which al­lowed the Trap­pers to ad­vance to the semis Sun­day morn­ing. De­spite an­other hard­fought battle, the Trap­pers fell to the Preda­tors 3-1 with an empty net­ter. Rowyn St. Louis had the lone goal for the Trap­pers and Her­oux was out­stand­ing in net once again, stop­ping most of what came his way in­clud­ing a penalty shot mid match.

The team heads to Tim­mins this week­end for what is sure to be yet an­other tight match against the North Stars.

Sub­mit­ted photo

The Ma­jor Ban­tam AAA Trap­pers skated to a 4-1 vic­tory over the Thun­der Bay Kings in Sud­bury on the week­end to claim the Big Nickel Tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship.

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