Prospects impress at Voodoos camp


Media Update

Release date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Prospects impress at Voodoos camp

POWASSAN — The Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League have some tough decisions moving forward.

The NOJHL team hosted players from across Ontario and New York at their April Prospects Camp which took place on Saturday and Sunday at North Bay’s Memorial Gardens.

More than 40 players hit the ice for 3 sessions on the weekend which concluded with a four period scrimmage on Sunday morning.  

Voodoos GM Chris Dawson was impressed with the intensity and skill that they saw on the ice this weekend.  

“It was without a doubt a great start as we try to add some pieces to our young team for the upcoming season,” stated Dawson.

“Our Scouting staff did a fine job recruiting quality players during the past season.  We saw some very good players that can step in and contribute with us next season.”  

While the Voodoos can commit to new players in April, they cannot sign any new faces until June 1st.   

“We know that’s 6 weeks from now but with the solid attendance and quality level of play, I think it was well worth it,” added Dawson.

“With what we saw here, what we have coming back, what we will get again from our OHL affiliate team (Battalion), I think we are putting ourselves in a good position for next season.”  

The Voodoos will host another Prospects Camp July 17-19 at Pete Palangio arena in North Bay.  

The Voodoos finished their first season in the NOJHL finishing fourth in the NOJHL Eastern Division and upset the defending champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the NOJHL East Division quarter-finals.  They were knocked out of the NOJHL semifinals by the Cochrane Crunch.