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Hockey Ops

GM & VP Hockey Operations - Chris Dawson


Dawson brings more than 9 years of experience working in hockey management in the NOJHL.

The Lethbridge, Alberta native won an NOJHL with the Jr. Trappers in 2012-13 and was the chair of the 2013 Dudley Hewitt Cup Committee that North Bay hosted.

Dawson's role has him working with the Voodoos OHL affiliate, the North Bay Battalion, who have a handful of prospects developing for the OHL team in Powassan each season.

Along with an NOJHL title, Dawson also received accolades as the chairman of North Bay's Kraft Hockeyville victory back in 2007

Dawson has been named the NOJHL Director of the Year in 2010-11 with the Trappers and was named the NOJHL First All-Star Team General Manager, as the league's top GM in both 2015-16 & 2016-17.

Dawson is also a goaltending instructor with 360 goaltending.

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Associate GM/Director of Scouting - Brent Tomlinson

Brent Tomlinson returns to the Voodoos in a hockey management position as he is the new Associate General Manager and Director of Scouting, the club announced in early June 2019.

Tomlinson, who lives in Bracebridge, had worked as a coach with the Huntsville Otters, the Voodoos affiliate, from the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2019.  He is also currently a Northern Scout for the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs.

Head Coach/Assistant GM - Max Gavin

Max Gavin returns to the Voodoos for the 2019-20 season, after a successful first season in which he led Powassan to a 33-19-3-1 record.

Gavin previously served as an assistant coach with the ACHA Division I Adrian Bulldogs, who captured a national title in late March of 2018.

Max takes pride in joining a winning program but also wants to help Voodoos players move on to the next level.

Assistant Coach - Josh Dale


Josh Dale enters his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Voodoos in 2019-20.

The Powassan native has run the Canadian Hockey Skills Hockey School for nearly a decade and has a wealth of minor hockey coaching experience in the Powassan area.

Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach - Patrick Rochefort

Patrick Rochefort joined the Voodoos coaching staff in the spring of 2018.
The Astorville, Ontario native and former North Bay Midget AAA Trappers netminder, played goal at the University of Delaware from 2012 to 2016.