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Trappers AAA Roundup - Trappers clash with Sons

Major and Minor Peewees in tough against the rival Sons
Major Peewee AAA goalie Michael Purkhart got the win in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Sons. Photo by Chris Dawson/
The North Bay & District Hopper Pontiac/GMC Major Peewee Trappers captured one win in their three-game weekend series against the Nickel City Sons to close out their regular season in North Bay this past weekend.

The Trappers were humbled in the opener Saturday morning as they were beaten 10-3 at Pete Palangio arena.  Mathieu Turgeon, Jesse Lefebvre and Caleb Dawson scored in the loss. 

However, the Trappers rebounded on Saturday night as Mathieu Turgeon broke a 3-3 tie scoring on a rebound in the final two minutes of regulation to secure a 4-3 win at Pete Palangio arena.   Jesse Lefebvre, Anthony Boyes, and Davis Anello had the other Trappers goals. Michael Purkhart was solid in goal as he recorded the victory.  

On Sunday morning, the two teams battled hard but it was the Sons who scored a late goal in a 2-1 win.  Nate Gravelle had the lone goal in the setback.  

The Trappers finished with a 19-5-4 record sit in top spot.  However, the Sons need two wins against the last place Wolves to close out the regular season and capture top spot in the NOHL Major Peewee AAA standings. 

Minor Peewee

This past weekend The Greco’s Lakeshore Minor Peewee AAA Trappers faced the Nickel City Sons for a three-game series in Chelmsford. The Trappers struggled to replicate their strong play of the past month and closed out their regular season with a 1-1-1 record.

On Saturday afternoon, the game was scoreless after the first two periods. Grayden Robertson-Palmer opened the scoring with an unassisted goal within 10 seconds of the opening faceoff of the third period. The Sons tied the game five minutes later and took a 2-1 lead shortly after that with yet another power play goal. Briir Long scored a minute later in order to tie the game with assists going to Noah Dugas and Grayden Robertson-Palmer. Neither team would find the back of the net for the rest of the period, resulting in a 2-2 tie.

On Saturday evening, the boys jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a power play goal by Briir Long with the assists going to Nicolas Corbeil and Simon Toupin. Owen Head added to that lead midway through the first period while assists went to Hudson Prisco-Duquette and Ben Graham. The Trappers had a 2-1 lead till the last four minutes of the third period except the Sons then scored two quick goals to steal two points away from the Trappers.

On Sunday morning, the Trappers trailed 1-0 after two periods of play when Grayden Robertson-Palmer tied up the game with the assist going to Briir Long at the 7:25 mark of the final frame. In the final minute of the game, the Sons applied some pressure in the Trappers end and Mason Rotondo cleared the puck from the front of our net, which ended up sending Briir Long on a breakaway with fifteen seconds left. Long made no mistake by pulling off the signature Datsyuk move and ended up scoring the game winner with 5 seconds left giving the Trappers a 2-1 win.

The Trappers will open the playoffs with home ice advantage against Timmins on the first weekend of March. Details to come in the upcoming weeks for game times and location