Soo Eagles have received permission from the Hearst Lumberjacks to talk to goalie Noah Zeppa relative to a potential transaction between the two Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League teams.
Eagles general manager Bruno Bragagnolo confirmed to Hockey News North that he has received the go-ahead from Lumberjacks coach-GM Marc Lafleur to speak with Zeppa.
Zeppa, who has a December, 2002 birth date, is coming off of a 2019-2020 season in which he played in only nine games because of concussion-related issues.
Zeppa, who is from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has requested to be traded from Hearst so he can pursue his post secondary school education closer to home.
Prior to last season, as a goalie for the lowly Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2018-2019, Zeppa was named the loop’s most valuable player.
He was subsequently taken by the Soo Greyhounds in the second round of the 2019 Ontario Hockey League under-18 draft.