NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
North Bay’s NOJHL franchise to relocate to Mattawa
SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that its Board of Governors have approved the relocation of the North Bay Trappers franchise to nearby Mattawa to begin play in the 2014-15 season.
The move was approved at NOJHL meetings held over the weekend.
“We wish owner David Beauchamp and his team the best of luck in Mattawa moving forward,” stated NOJHL Commissioner Robert Mazzuca.
The Trappers played a number of regular season games as well as all their playoff contests in Mattawa to concluse their 2013-14 campaign.
With the relocation approved it clears the way for another interested party to establish a team in North Bay for the 2014-15 season.
“We have a group that has expressed serious interest in operating a franchise in North Bay next season and we’re hopeful a suitable deal for all sides can be reached between this group and the City of North Bay to keep Jr. A hockey, which has been a staple in that community, for many, many years, ” added Mazzuca.
Further updates will be provided in the coming days once more information has been confirmed.