Hockey community gathers at the rink to honour Noah Dugas

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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 Noah Dugas.

Only close family could attend the funeral a year ago due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s an incredible honour,” Dave Dugas, Noah’s dad said after the ceremony. “To have a jersey retired says a lot about an athlete so I am sure Noah is looking down on this and is very proud of everything going on here today.”

The #71 jerseys will reside at North Bay’s Memorial Gardens.

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