NoahStrong in the News

Local hockey associations to retire Noah Dugas’ number

October 15, 2021

By: Chris Dawson The North Bay & District Trappers AAA Association will be announcing that the #71 will be retired by the six local AAA hockey teams along with all the teams in the North Bay Minor Hockey Association in honour of former player Noah Dugas. The 13-year-old passed away last November due to a…

Young local goalie pays tribute to Noah Dugas

August 4, 2021

 ‘I will know when I am on the ice there is always one guy with me’ The 14-year-old goaltender was a longtime teammate of defenceman Noah Dugas, who tragically passed away due to a stroke last November.    The passing of Dugas left a void on their hockey team, along with a void in the…

Noah Dugas NHL '21

How Noah Dugas becomes a playable character in NHL ’21

February 26, 2021

A handful of “Hockey Ultimate Team” cards have been made available to friends and family of Dugas, allowing the 13-year-old to play alongside the NHL stars he looked up to.

Noah Dugas Memorial set up at Memorial Gardens

November 23, 2020

The North Bay and area community continues to come to grips with the passing of 13-year-old Noah Dugas. The young hockey player passed away due to a stroke on Nov. 13 while receiving rehabilitation in a Toronto area hospital. This weekend, friends rallied again to honour Noah by setting up a memorial underneath the digital sign at North Bay Memorial Gardens.

Noah Dugas skating with hockey stick

Noah Dugas helping others through organ donations

November 18, 2020

“For us, we see that Noah can live on in a way through others. He has changed the lives of seven other individuals and there is no greater honour than that. Seven other families got some good news that day and we are grateful for that opportunity that can be done because of Noah.” READ THE…

#NoahStrong goes viral on Twitter

September 21, 2020

At just thirteen years of age, North Bay’s Noah Dugas is in the health battle of a lifetime. He isn’t fighting alone, as a groundswell of support from the hockey world was garnered thanks to a family member’s twitter post. Our Clarke Heipel has the story. Watch the report by YourTV North Bay