North Bay Jr. Trappers forward Danny Desrochers has gotten the call from the OHL Sudbury Wolves. The 16-year-old North Bay area forward was drafted in the 3rd round by the Sudbury Wolves this past spring, but an injury kept him out of much of the Wolves training camp in September.
However, Desrochers has been a pleasant surprise with his hometown Jr. Trappers, playing on the top line and recording 6 goals and 7 assists in 15 regular season games so far this season.
“What an exciting time for Danny,” noted Jr. Trappers head coach Tom McCarthy about the mid-season call-up.
“He's certainly qualified and I'm sure he'll do just fine. He needs to take his great work ethic and apply it the same at every level of hockey and life as he continues to reach his dreams," added McCarthy.
Desrochers joined the Wolves for practice on Thursday and is expected to dress for a pair of home games in Sudbury against the Oshawa Generals on Friday night and the Peterborough Petes on Saturday.
"Practice was great but I was really nervous at first,” said Desrochers.
“Meeting some of the guys is great and make things much easier – it’s an honour to be there. I mean I got to work my way up there and prove that I can play there, this weekend is going to be a learning experience to bring back to North Bay and learn from it and only improve."
The Wolves are expected to return Desrochers back to North Bay in time for their next home game on Thursday, November 10th when the Jr. Trappers take on the Abitibi Eskimos.
The Jr. Trappers, minus Desrochers, will host the Blind River Beavers Friday night. Game time is 7:30 pm at Memorial Gardens.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)