Voodoos’ Dawson to be honoured by North Bay Sports Hall

SUDBURY, Ont. – The North Bay Sports Hall of Fame has announced that Powassan Voodoos general manager and president of hockey operations Chris Dawson will be recognized for his contributions to hockey on May 6.

Dawson was named the 2022 recipient of the Judge Harry J. Reynolds Memorial Trophy, in the hockey category.

He is one of 14 individuals who will be honoured as part of the NBSHF’s Annual Induction & Awards Dinner, in recognition of their achievements and contributions to sport in North Bay.

Now in his ninth year at Powassan’s helm in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, his efforts have helped make the Voodoos one of its top teams on a yearly basis.

A model of consistency, his clubs have claimed a trio of league regular season crowns and boast seven consecutive 30-plus win seasons, averaging nearly 40 victories per campaign during that span, with 275 in 382 contests to date.

Selected a 1st Team NOJHL All-Star at the GM’s position in both 2015-16 and 2016-17, Dawson was previously named the NOJHL’s Executive of the Year in 2010-11.

He also helped formulate the roster that won the league championship in 2017 and advanced to the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. A Championship in Trenton, Ont.

Prior to his time with the Voodoos, Dawson served as GM for the North Bay Jr. Trappers, winning the NOJHL title in 2013.

“We congratulate Chris on this well-deserved honour for his contributions in boosting junior hockey in both Powassan and North Bay,” offered NOJHL commissioner Robert Mazzuca.

“He has been a vital cog in the success of his teams throughout the years and remains a steadfast, dedicated and well-respected member of our NOJHL family,” Mazzuca added.