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Trappers AAA Roundup - Peewee action

Major Peewees in Oshawa; Minor Peewee sweep Wolves
rappers Major Peewee AAA defender Zach Major scores a power play marker against the Burlington Eagles.
The North Bay Hopper Buick/GMC Major Peewee AAA Trappers were eliminated in the semi-finals 5-0 at the hands of the North Central Predators at the Oshawa Generals 14th Annual AAA Tournament over the weekend. 

The Trappers opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over the host Generals.  Nate Gravelle, Mathieu Turgeon and Anthony Boyes scored in the win while Jesse Lefebvre and Zach Major contributed with a pair of assists.  Justin Robinson was strong in goal for that opening win. 

Game two saw the Trappers drop a 6-2 decision to the Burlington Eagles. 

Nate Gravelle and Zach Major scored in the setback.   

The Trappers then finished in a 2-2 tie against the Barrie Colts to move to 1-1-1.  Jesse Lefebvre and Mathieu Turgeon had the goals in the tie. 

The Trappers needed a win over the Brampton 45's to move on to the playoff round and on Saturday night they came up with a tight 3-1 win over the 45's.  Ayden Thomason, Jesse Lefebvre and Nate Gravelle had the goals.   

Michael Purkhardt had his best performance of the weekend in that win. 

On Sunday morning in the semi-finals the Trappers stayed close for two periods but the Preds pulled away with 3 late goals in the 5-0 decision. 

The Major Peewee AAA Trappers are back in league action this weekend for a three-game set against the Sudbury Wolves. They include an 11 a.m. puck drop at West Ferris Saturday morning, a 5 p.m. contest Saturday night and another 11 a.m. start time on Sunday morning with all games taking place at West Ferris arena. 

Minor Peewee AAA Trappers 

The Greco’s Lakeshore Minor Peewee AAA Trappers 2019 season began the same way it ended in 2018, with a series versus the Sudbury Wolves. 

This time the Wolves had home ice advantage, but the Trappers came out on top in all 3 games, even after a long 2-week holiday with only one practice.

The Trappers took game one with a convincing 5-0 win, led by Grayden Robertson-Palmer who had 4 goals including a natural hat trick and Briir Long netted the other goal for the win. Assists in the game went to Long with 3, then Andre Mondoux and Rowyn St-Louis with singles. The game also saw goalie Owan Heroux come away with his first shut out of the season.

Later on that evening it was a much closer battle, with both teams playing short handed throughout much of the game due to penalties. Jackson Curran was in the net for the 3-0 win, which included a penalty shot at the end of the second period. Noah Dugas, Simon Toupin, and Ben Graham scored goals, while assists went to Jackson Culin, Jacob Jutras, and Hudson Prisco-Duquette.

On Sunday morning, the Trappers were back at the Countryside Arena for the third game where they swept the Wolves 4-2. The Trappers were up 3-0 when the Wolves clawed back with 2 goals. The next shift went on and continued to pressure their opponents creating a scoring chance by Robertson-Palmer to make his final tally of two goals for the game. Other goals went to Rowyn St. Louis and Ben Graham. Assists sent to Long, Mondous, Jutras and Culin.

Grecos Lakeshore Minor Peewee AAA Trappers now sit in second place in league play behind the Soo with a record of 11-5-6.

This weekend the Trappers have a big series at Pete Palangio, where they will play the Timmins Northstars, who are chasing the Trappers for 2nd place. Game times are 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Please come out and support the Trappers!