Local North Bay Jr. ‘A’ Trappers #77 rookie forward Tait Seguin is one of two players named from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
to represent the NOJHL at the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospect games, taking place this weekend in Nova Scotia.
The CJHL Prospect Games are being held in conjunction with the 2012 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. The Games were created to showcase
the top NHL draft eligible players within the CJHL. Player selection is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting.
Seguin joins T-Birds defenceman Fraser Turner on the 20-player roster named to the CJHL Team East side that will compete against a squad
from the CJHL’s five western leagues in a two game, total goal series for the Presidents Cup, Nov. 10 and 11, in Digby and Yarmouth, N.S.
Game No. 1 goes Saturday in Digby at 7 p.m. AT, while the finale will be staged Sunday at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth at 2 p.m. AT.
The 17-year-old Astorville, Ontario product has had a solid start to his rookie Jr. A campaign for the Trappers where he has picked up 11 points,
including eight goals, in 17 games so far this season. “It feels great to be recognized as a top prospect in the CJHL,” admitted the 2011 6th round
pick of the OHL London Knights prior to practice Tuesday. “I’m very excited to participate in this event and it will be a great opportunity to represent
North Bay, the Trappers and the NOJHL.”
Jr. Trappers head coach Tom McCarthy believes Seguin is deserving of the recognition.
“What a super opportunity for a young athlete and a very deserving one at that,” noted McCarthy. “Tait exemplifies today’s young athlete with
his work ethic, his attitude and his passion to play the game everyday. He is the perfect representative for the North Bay Trappers and our community
as he’s as good a person off the ice just as is he is a true competitor on. I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to possibly influence his life and hopefully help to further his dreams as a hockey player.”
Jr. Trappers President Chris Dawson is equally excited stating “this is an exciting time for Tait and all North Bay junior hockey fans and now the many younger area hockey players with the recent announcement of the OHL returning to the Gateway City. It gives our organization a terrific opportunity
to continue to develop young hockey players for the CIS, NCAA and now the Ontario Hockey League. We expect more local kids such as Tait every
season to join our organization with the hopes to move on to a higher level of play including the OHL. We wish Tait the very best in his games with
the CJHL Prospects Team East this coming weekend”