NOJHL MVP re-signs with Voodoos

The Powassan Voodoos will be bringing back the NOJHL’s top scorer to their roster for the 2015-16 season. 

Battalion draft pick Steven Harland has re-signed with the Voodoos, the club announced on Thursday. 

Harland exploded onto the NOJHL scene in 2014-15 with the Voodoos where he recorded a league leading (42 goals, 53 assists) 95 points in the regular season while winning the Carlo Cattarello Trophy as NOJHL MVP, the John Grignon Trophy as the NOJHL’s Top Rookie and the Jimmy Connors Trophy for NOJHL top scorer.    

Harland was also a finalist for the CJHL rookie of the year.   

Other highlights of the season for the Scarborough native included a 31-game regular season point scoring streak and being named a NOJHL First Team All-Star.  

Harland, who was being courted by some other Jr. ‘A’ teams in the off-season, felt Powassan was the right fit for him again.   

“The people on the team and the coaching staff, they are great people and they are very supportive of everyone, they helped us out throughout the season and it turned out to be a great year for everybody,” Harland said about playing for the Voodoos.    

Chris Dawson, the Voodoos GM and VP of Hockey Operations, has been in talks with Harland and his family advisor Brian McCann throughout the summer and he’s thrilled to have Harland back to defend his scoring title.  

“He accomplished so much in one season here and now he wants to come back and help us be even more successful in our second season in the NOJHL,” said Dawson.  

The Voodoos will be back on the ice July 17 to 19th in North Bay at Pete Palangio arena where they will be holding their final Voodoos prospects camp.