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Hockey Operations

General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations: Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson (Lethbridge, AB) is entering his 7th season as General Manager and Vice-President of Hockey Operations for the Powassan Voodoos in 2020-2021. 

Prior to working with the Voodoos, Dawson served as General Manager for the North Bay Jr. Trappers, winning the NOJHL title in 2013. In addition, he was named NOJHL Director of the Year in 2010-2011. 

During his time with the Voodoos, Dawson helped assemble the team that won the NOJHL championship in 2016-2017 and has been named NOJHL General Manager of the Year twice, in 2016 and 2017 respectively. 

Chris currently resides in North Bay, ON with his wife LeAnne and their two children, Leah and Caleb.


Phone: (705) 497-4371


Associate General Manager, Director of Scouting, and Assistant Coach: Brent Tomlinson

Brent Tomlinson (Bracebridge, ON) enters his fourth season with the Voodoos in 2020-2021 as Associate General Manager, Director of Scouting, and Assistant Coach. 

From 2017 to 2019, he served as the General Manager and Co-Head Coach of the Huntsville Otters, the Voodoos Junior 'C' affiliate team. In 2018, Tomlinson was named as the Northern Ontario Scout for the OHL's Niagara Ice Dogs. 

Brent currently lives in Bracebridge, ON with his wife Kelly and their two sons, Tucker and Barrett. 

Phone: (705) 641-9073


Assistant Coach: Josh Dale

Josh Dale (Oshawa, ON) is entering his fourth season as an Assistant Coach with the Voodoos in 2020-2021. The 42-year-old resides in North Bay and runs the Canadian Hockey Skills Academy.

Goaltending Coach: Patrick Rochefort

Patrick Rochefort (Astorville, ON) joined the Voodoos' coaching staff in the spring of 2018. Patrick's philosophy to goaltending is based on the principles of sound positioning, rapid movement, and play-reading ability. Following two years of junior hockey in Gatineau, Quebec and Philadelphia, PA, Rochefort played as a goaltender for the University of Delaware from 2012-2016 while earning a degree in civil and structural engineering. He currently resides in North Bay, ON with his wife Megan.