A handful of local players have been selected to play for Team Great North Midget League which will be participating in the 2019 CCM Midget AAA Challenge hosted by the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League in Saguenay, Quebec from December 11 to 15, the league announced on Saturday.
The 20-player all-star squad is made up of players from the six major midget teams in the Great North Midget League.
The North Bay Trappers are well represented with goaltender and Battalion prospect Owen Wray, defenceman Eric Lafontaine and Alex Little, plus forwards Will Rivet and Nathaniel Lalonde. Callander native Cameron Lemcke, who plays for the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves, and Cobalt's Jackson Buffam of the New Liskeard Cubs were also selected.
The team was selected through a process which included evaluations by the Team GNML coaching staff, feedback from other GNML coaches along with insight from other Northern Ontario Scouts.
Andrew Corradini, Nipissing Lakers varsity men's hockey team video coach, has been appointed the Team GNML video coach.