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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

Email: powassanvoodoos@gmail.com

Associate General Manager & Director of Scouting: 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

Email: brentvoodooshockey@gmail.com

Head Coach: Marc Lafleur

Marc Lafleur (Hearst, ON) joined the Powassan Voodoos as Head Coach in the spring of 2021. Prior to joining the Voodoos, Marc most recently served as the General Manager and Head Coach of the Hearst Lumberjacks, where he captured an NOJHL championship in 2019 and guided the team to the Dudley Hewitt Cup Final. Lafleur also worked as the General Manager and Head Coach of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners for five seasons, winning an NOJHL championship in 2014. 

During his time in the NOJHL, Lafleur has served as an assistant coach for Team Canada East at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge on 4 consecutive occasions (2013, 14’, 15’ and 16’), winning a silver medal in 2016. 

Prior to working at the Junior ‘A’ level, Marc spent time as an assistant coach with the QMJHL’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and in the NCAA. Before coaching, he played Division I hockey at Bemidji State University while earning a master’s degree in education and sport studies. 

The NOJHL’s coach of the year in 2013 looks to continue building on the winning tradition in Powassan while helping advance his players to the next level of hockey. 

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.

Assistant Coach: Caleb Cameron

Caleb Cameron (Sundridge, ON) joined the Voodoos’ coaching staff in the spring of 2021. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Caleb spent three seasons playing professional hockey in SPHL for the Macon Mayhem while also having stints with the Adirondack Thunder and Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL. Before his professional career began, Caleb spent four years playing NCAA Division I hockey at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) while earning a degree in Environmental Science. In addition, he played three seasons of junior hockey in the GOJHL with the Listowel Cyclones, scoring 82 goals and adding 125 assists.