The Dudley-Hewitt Cup agreement has been signed, sealed and delivered officially at North Bay City Hall today. The Trappers will
host the event out of Memorial Gardens as both sides worked
out some final details prior to inking the official agreement
on Friday, February 15th. ”The City of North Bay and the North
Bay Trappers have signed the agreement for the Dudley Hewitt
Cup to be played in North Bay at North Bay Memorial Gardens
from April 30 to May 5 2013,” said Peter Chirico, the
cities Managing Director of Community Services.
“We are extremely excited that North Bay will be hosting this prestigious event. There has been a tremendous amount of work done by staff in both organizations and now we can concentrate on making the 2013 Dudley Hewitt Cup a huge success. “We are looking forward to a busy week of hockey during this period with many out of town visitors coming into North Bay for this junior hockey showcase of the NOJHL/NOHA and other CJHL teams. There has been alot of work done on both sides to get to this point & we are pleased that today we have signed the agreement to finalize.”
NOJHL commissioner Robert Mazzuca is pleased to see everything coming together for this major event. “On behalf of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, it is our extreme pleasure to have the North Bay Trappers and the City of North Bay serving as the host of such a prestigious event as the Dudley-Hewitt Cup,” offered NOJHL Commissioner Robert Mazzuca. “With the NOJHL entering the
Dudley-Hewitt as defending champions, all those in attendance can expect both the Trappers, and our NOJHL representing competing as well as all teams, along with the respective champions of the
OJHL and Superior International Jr. Hockey Leagues to provide an exceptional display of junior hockey that all will be sure to talk about for years to come,” added Mazzuca.
The Northern Ontario Hockey Association President Andrew Macdonald is excited to see this high profile provincial event being hosted in the north once again. “Your host the North Bay Junior A Trappers will do an excellent job, said NOHA President Andrew Macdonald. “I know all visitors will be pleased with our Northern Hospitality. I congratulate all the volunteers who have spent countless hours in ensuring a great Championship competition. A special thank you is extended to the sponsors of this prestigious event. Your support of Junior hockey is greatly appreciated and it is only because of your involvement that these Championships are possible.”
Jr. Trappers President Chris Dawson credits many for seeing this through.
“I have to thank Mr. Peter Chirico for his hard work in helping make this happen while juggling a Memorial Gardens renovation schedule,” said Dawson, who also had high praise for Director of Operations & Chairman of the Board, Tim Clayden for helping see this through.
“Our Dudley-Hewitt Cup committee headed by Mr. Bruce Cazabon is well on its way and these great community leaders will help make this event top notch. We are already getting requests from NCAA schools, Major Junior Teams and even NHL Teams about tournament accreditation passes and that’s another indication of just how high profile the Dudley-Hewitt Cup is, we look forward to Hosting”