North Bay was offered a team in the EPHL when it was formed in 1959 but it was turned down. It was felt that senior hockey was more appropriate for the city. The senior team folded early in the 1959-60 Northern Ontario Senior Playoffs.
The Trappers were not a success either on or off the ice. They finished in fifth place and out of the playoffs in 1961-62. The team quickly folded and a junior team of the same name took its place.