It’s all over for the North Bay Trappers.
In more ways than one.
The Trappers on Tuesday were eliminated from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoffs, dropping a 6-1 decision to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.
Kirkland Lake won the first-round, best-of-seven series in four straight games, by scores of 3-1, 5-2, 5-2, 6-1.
Regular-season and playoffs included, the Trappers finished the 2013-2014 campaign with a record of 0-12-1.
Tuesday’s Game 4 of the playoffs– a home contest for North Bay — was again played in nearby Mattawa.
Trappers owner David Beauchamp told Baytoday.ca in North Bay that he is optimistic the team will be playing full-time out of Mattawa next season.
DAWSON IS DONE
Meantime, Trappers general manager Chris Dawson has confirmed to me that he will not be returning to the team next season.
The respectable Dawson has been a part of the Trappers organization for three seasons.
Dawson said he will stay in the game as a scout for the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League.