Blind River Beavers Cochrane Crunch Elliot Lake Wildcats Espanola Express French River Rapids Hearst Lumberjacks Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Powassan Voodoos Rayside Balfour Canadiens Soo Eagles Soo Thunderbirds Timmins Rock | Hockey Canada Canadian Junior Hockey League Northern Ontario Hockey Association

Hockey Operations

General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations: Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson (Lethbridge, AB) is entering his 6th season as General Manager and Vice-President of Hockey Operations for the Powassan Voodoos in 2019-2020. 

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 and Director of Scouting: Brent Tomlinson

Brent Tomlinson (Bracebridge, ON) returns to the Voodoos in 2019-2020 as Associate General Manager and Director of Scouting. Tomlinson previously served as an Assistant Coach with the Voodoos from 2015 to 2017, winning an NOJHL championship in 2017. 

From 2017 to 2019, Brent served as the General Manager and Co-Head Coach of the Huntsville Otters, the Voodoos Junior 'C' affiliate team. In 2018, Tomlinson was named a 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: (905) 351-7597


Head Coach: Max Gavin

Max Gavin (Toronto, ON) returns to the Voodoos for the 2019-2020 season after a successful first campaign in which he led the Voodoos to a 33-19-3-1 record. 

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

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

Phone: (517) 759-2695


Assistant Coach: Josh Dale

Josh Dale (Oshawa, ON) is entering his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Voodoos in 2019-2020. The 41-year-old resides in North Bay and runs the Canadian Hockey Skills Academy.

Assistant Coach and 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.