North Stars work their magic over Voodoos

Powassan Voodoo Media Update

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

North Stars work their magic over Voodoos

POWASSAN — The Powassan Voodoos welcomed the North Bay North Stars Special Needs hockey team for a Sunday road game at the Powassan Sportsplex.

The junior and senior teams played 30 minutes each and came out on top over the Voodoos.  

It was a fun afternoon of hockey which was topped off by a spaghetti dinner.    

Voodoos President Jim Bruce is supporter of North Stars hockey as his business gave a financial boost to the team in helping them purchase new hockey jerseys for the 2014-15 season.

“The municipality of Powassan donated the ice time and our vendors in the food industry donated the food products,” said Bruce.

“It was blast to see the expressions on the face of the North Star players – not sure who had bigger smiles the Voodoos or them.

“The score was lop sided in North Stars favour  but it was fun to watch.  We were able to mingle with the players and their families during the spaghetti dinner.  They truly are special people and their volunteers do an outstanding job,” said Bruce who thanked Battalion head coach Stan Butler with getting him connected with the North Stars in the first place.   

Bruce credited his ownership partners Marc Rivet, Sylvain Rivet and Ray Seguin and their wives for helping make the fun event a reality.  

North Stars Manager Sharon Fung says the North Stars loved every minute of it, including the surprise visit from Santa Claus.      

“It was a real treat for our team to be invited to an ‘away’ game and everyone was very friendly and welcoming,” said North Stars team manager Sharon Fung.      

“The young men on the Voodoos team demonstrated tremendous understanding and awareness when it came to playing and interacting with the North Stars.”

The Voodoos have one more regular season game before the Christmas break as they travel to Kirkland Lake on Friday to take on the first place Gold Miners.