David Beauchamp, who recently received approval from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to move his franchise from North Bay to Mattawa for the 2014-2015 season, has confirmed that Espanola Rivermen owner Tim Clayden kept the Trappers afloat for the 2013-2014 campaign.
As the NOJHL has approved the relocation of the Trappers from North Bay to Mattawa, Beauchamp and Clayden are currently involved in legal proceedings over who actually owns the NOJHL team.
At any rate, below is a copy of an-mail sent by Beauchamp to Clayden in February of this year acknowledging that Clayden kept the Trappers afloat for the 2013-2014 season.
From: David Beauchamp
Subject: North Bay Trappers 2013-2014
Date: February 15, 2014 at 2:10:49 PM EST
To: Tim Clayden
To whom it may concern:
The North Bay Trappers operations in 2013-2014 would not have been possible without Tim Clayden although David Beauchamp has paid Tim Clayden 30k from February 2013 to April 2013. David has since then relied on Tim’s financial resources amounting in over 45k to keep the North Bay Trappers afloat for the 2013-2014 season. From busing, billets, and ice rental fees, Tim Clayden is the only reason the Trappers finished the 2013-2014 season.
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