Okay, every sports fan is looking for ways to get through this pandemic.
So, with some help from some local hockey guru's we have come up with the North Bay Quarantine Cup. Here's the scoop. The Quarantine Cup is made up of three local junior hockey rosters made up completely with local talent, and there's a lot of talent from major junior to high school.
So, if Memorial Gardens was available, these players could prepare for the hopeful full return of hockey by taking part in this unique three-team local tournament.
Remember, this is for fun and these are just hypothetical rosters. But you will get a chance to vote on who you think would win at the bottom of the page!
First, let's give you more details on the three Quarantine Cup teams. The players are 2004 birth year to 2000 birth year with only one 2004 birth year player permitted on each roster.
Let's start off with the North Bay Skyhawks. the team is led by Battalion defenceman Pacey Schlueting on the blueline. The blueline also includes a pair of star defenders from the Powassan Voodoos in the form of Battalion U18 draft pick Jacob Peterson-Galema and Eric Mondoux. Up front, the Skyhawks are led by Lucas Edmonds, whose father Randy coached the real Skyhawks. The dual citizen played junior and some pro games in Sweden last year. The roster also features former Trappers sniper Nick Davis and a pair of Battalion prospects playing in Pembroke in the form of Jesse Kirkby and Jack Stockfish. Between the pipes, the squad is led by another former AAA Trappers star and Battalion prospect Reece Proulx.
Up next, is the North Bay Centennials. This roster has a connection to past with Payton Vescio and Tomas Yachmenev leading the way. Their father's, Kevin and Vitali, both starred for the Cents back in the 1990s. Vescio is joined on the Cents blueline by Carleton Place Canadians NCAA Division I commit Ben Brunette and former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds prospect Kobe Seguin. Up front, the Cents are led by Yachmenev and Voodoos teammates Ryan Mills and Brett Shawana. Zach Lefebvre, who plays for the CCHL's Hawkesbury Hawks re-unites with his formerTrappers teammate Nathaniel Lalonde on the Cents. Between the pipes, the Cents are led by Hamilton Bulldogs puck stopper Zach Roy.
Last but not least is the North Bay Blackhawks. This team is led in goal by Sarnia Sting rising star Ben Gaudreau and some size and physicality that would be the envy of the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. Protecting his blueline is 20-year-old Hamilton Bulldogs blueliner Jake Gravelle and the OJHL's Brampton Admirals brother duo of Ethan and Clarke Allair. On offence, the Blackhawks will be led by Team Canada East and Lake Superior State NCAA Division I commit Cole Craft. Craft is by his Rockland Nationals teammate Joe Jordan veteran 20-year-old junior B stars Dylan D'Agostino (Caledonia Corvais GOJHL) and Mason McMahon (Elmira Sugar Kings GOJHL). Oh yes, Cole's brother Callum, who is the only 04 on the Blackhawks, joins his brother on the team.
Even though this is a hypothetical or virtual tournament, it is pretty obvious there's a lot of local hockey talent at all different levels in the North Bay area.
You can vote for your winner at the bottom of the story!Team - North Bay Skyhawks
Forwards: Brett Richardson 04, Jack Stockfish 02, Nick Davis 00, Lucas Edmonds 02, Jesse Kirkby 02, Cameron Lemcke 03, Ben White 03, Gage King 01, Van Doughty 03, Bailey Chenier 00, Tyran McKenzie 01, Jordan Kennedy 02
Defence: Pacey Schueting 02, Jacob Peterson-Galema 01, Eric Mondoux 00, Clarke McMillan 03, Dylan Bond 00, Eric Lafontaine 02
Goaltenders: Reece Proulx 02, Joel Rainville 01
Team 2 - North Bay Centennials
Forwards: Chase Lefebvre 04, Tomas Yachmenev 00, Brett Shawana 00, Ryan Mills 01, Nathaniel Lalonde 02, Zach Lefebvre 01, Hunter Foreshew 01, Ethan Martineau 03, Bourke Cazabon 03, Alec Baldwin 02, Colin Burrell 03, Jackson Downey 02
Defence: Payton Vescio 01, Ben Brunette 02, Kobe Seguin 01, Tye Lindeman 00, Tanner Flood 02, Kyle Armstrong 01
Goaltenders: Zach Roy 01, Owen Wray 03
Team 3 - North Bay Blackhawks
Forwards: Cole Craft 01, Dylan D'Agostino 00, Mason McMahon 00, Joe Jordan 02, Mat Hardwick 01, Ethan Masson 02, Will Rivet 03, Cameron Pariseau 02, Nick Wojick 01, Abram Snider 03, Ryan Landry 02, James McGill 03
Defence: Callum Craft 04, Jake Gravelle 00, Ethan Allair 02, Clarke Allair 00, Bryden Gibbs 03, Cole Goode 02
Goaltenders:Ben Gaudreau 03, Deric Rivet 02