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.
“He was definitely there,” said Marc Long, whose son Briir assisted on that game-winner.
“The pass came off the wall in Briir’s feet, he turned his skate and it went back door to Shank. We never get that bounce.”
Yes, the championship win means a lot more for this Trappers team which lost one of its players in the fall of 2020 when 13-year-old Noah Dugas passed away in November of that year….