The North Bay Jr. ‘A’ Trappers will be icing a more affordable and more fan friendly schedule this season with pricing that gives North Bay and surrounding area hockey fans as many as 43 home games to attend as the 2011- 2012 NOJHL finalists released their home schedule and affordable family season ticket prices today.
Area hockey fans can also look forward to more of a variety of teams visiting the Gardens this winter as the 7-team league is now going with a one conference-balanced - 48 game regular season schedule.
On top of that, most Sunday starts have been moved to 2 pm instead of the more traditional 7 pm Sunday start to accommodate community and area family hockey fans.
Trappers president/gm Chris Dawson feels the move will be a good one for the area family hockey fans.
"Sunday night was the traditional junior hockey night in North Bay but we thought that moving back to the afternoon game would be both more fun and more practical for families with elementary school aged children or younger to attend on a regular basis this year," said Dawson.
"We had more kids than ever attend last season and we want to build on that and invite other families to join us this season."
Adults - $190 plus HST
Students/Seniors - $150 Plus HST
Children 13 and Under - $75 plus HST
The club will meet the Soo Thunderbirds in a re-match of the NOJHL finals as the Trappers play Host to the defending Dudley-Hewitt Cup Champions from Sault Ste. Marie in the Trappers season home opener, on Sunday, September 23rd for a 2 pm puck drop. The Trappers will announce the pre-season schedule next month.
The Trappers family season ticket package will once again also include their affiliate midget triple AAA Trappers season pass, allowing North Bay and surrounding area hockey fans to see the midgets and juniors all season long for as many as 43 regular season community hockey games. A great value for Trapper hockey fans.
Coach McCarthy happily endorsed management’s move to think of families this year in providing affordable family season tickets that all families can afford in order to attend all season long.
“North Bay is a great place for our kids to grow, develop and play junior hockey," said McCarthy.
“Last season we started to build a Trapper family that we can all be proud of and this season we are inviting North Bay and the surrounding area community junior hockey fans to join our team at a price families can afford. It is going to be a very exciting season of junior ‘A’ hockey here in North Bay, we encourage all to join our Trapper family this year and have some fun."