NoahStrong in the News

Noah Strong Foundation encouraging people to sign up to be organ donors

April 4, 2022

North Bay’s Noah Dugas passed away in 2020, but since he was an organ donor, the lives of seven people were saved. Noah was a 13-year-old defenceman who played for the North Bay Trappers major peewee AAA team. After he felt unwell during a game in March 2020, he was sent to hospital in Ottawa,…

U15 Trappers guided to gold by an Angel wearing 71

March 22, 2022

Bryden Shank, got a favourable bounce in the slot which allowed him to put away what was the championship-winning goal for the North Bay Dave’s Heating and Cooling U15 AAA Trappers as they edged the Soo Greyhounds 3-2. Some players and parents believe, that bounce had some divine hockey intervention by someone who wore Trappers #71.…

Local high schools hosting jersey day fundraisers to honour Noah Dugas

November 9, 2021

‘Noah left an incredible mark on the world by showing strength, compassion, and resiliency’ A few local schools are honouring the passing of Noah Dugas, which happened one year ago on November 13, 2020. An unexpected brain bleed took Noah Dugas’ life on that sad day. The well known young hockey player’s final gift was enriching…

Hockey community gathers at the rink to honour Noah Dugas

October 25, 2021

Listen to this article 00:03:28 A 4-2 loss to the Sudbury Nickel Capitals wasn’t the plan for the North Bay U15 AAA Trappers.Yet, when it was all said and done, you could make a very strong case that the scoreboard was secondary. The reason behind that was a jersey retirement and celebration of life for…

North Bay minor hockey associations honour Noah Dugas

October 25, 2021

NORTH BAY – Members of the hockey community, the Dugas family, and friends rallied together Saturday afternoon to honour former North Bay Trapper, Noah Dugas. Dugas, lost his life last November and now his jersey will hang in Memorial Gardens forever. “I think he would just be floored by all this love and support and…

Noah Dugas’ heart saved the life of an 11-year-old girl

October 25, 2021

by Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles   Those who knew Noah Dugas said he had the biggest heart. That heart saved the life of an 11-year-old girl. Jody Dugas, Noah’s mother, said the family whose daughter was the recipient of Noah’s heart, reached out to the Dugas’ to express their sincere gratitude. “It’s overwhelming, but that’s the kind of…

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.