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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.

Cell (705) 497-4371
Email: powassanvoodoos@gmail.com

Associate GM, Director of Scouting - Pat Lacelle

Pat Lacelle, an Ottawa native, has been involved in hockey for 24 years.

He has a diverse background of scouting, recruiting, coaching, and managing hockey teams from across Canada and in Europe.

His experience at the Junior A, Major Junior and Professional level provides additional expertise to the Voodoos organization.

Head Coach- Max Gavin

Max Gavin joins the Voodoos for the 2018-19 season, after a successful season as an assistant coach with the ACHA Division I Adrian Bulldogs, who captured a national title in late March of 2018.

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

The 29-year-old Toronto native, whose father Stewart Gavin played more than 750 games in the National Hockey League, is thrilled to make the move from Southeastern Michigan to Northeastern Ontario.

Assistant Coach - Josh Dale

Josh Dale, a Powassan native, has been on the bench as an assistant coach since the fall of 2017.

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.

Goaltending Coach - Patrick Rochefort

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