Voodoos net Cavaliere as training camp continues


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Release date: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

Voodoos net Cavaliere as training camp continues

POWASSAN — The Voodoos first weekend of training camp ended on Sunday as the club wrapped up the first four days of training camp with fitness testing on Sunday morning at West Ferris High School.

The team used the first few days to cut down to under 25 players after 32 players showed up at the start of the NOJHL squad’s main camp.

The Voodoos made a number of commitments and shored up their goaltending situation as well.

Voodoos Head Coach Scott Wray is optimistic about camp as the Voodoos inked 18-year-old Oakville Blades Midget AAA graduate Mario Cavaliere.

“I feel very confident,” said Wray after Saturday’s Green and White game at Pete Palangio arena.

“And I’m really excited, whereas last year, you know we had a couple of younger guys in net and you didn’t know what you’d get game in and game out. I think these guys (Mario Cavaliere and Garrett Forrest) are ready to battle for the number one spot every game and that’s nice to have a in room rivalry like that.”

Cavaliere, who skated with Battalion Head Coach Stan Butler this summer in the GTA, will join Battalion prospect Garrett Forrest as the Voodoos goaltending tandem.

“Garrett Forrest is a great goalie and we push each other very hard,” admitted Cavaliere about his current partner who will be heading the North Bay Battalion main camp next week.

“We’re always competitive with each other and it’s been great on and off the ice. We are great buddies and we’re always making each other better. So it’s nice and it’s fun too!”

The Voodoos will continue training camp this week in North Bay at Pete Palangio arena.  They will return to their home in Powassan on September 8th.  The Voodoos open the season on September 11 against the French River Rapids in Noelville.