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Training and Medical Staff

Head Athletic Trainer & Equipment Manager: John 'JJ' Johnson, R.Kin, MScKin


John ‘JJ’ Johnson (Barrie, ON) joined the Powassan Voodoos in the spring of 2016 after spending two seasons in the GMHL as trainer for the Temiscaming Titans and Rama Aces.

A graduate of Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Physical & Health Education and Master of Science in Kinesiology, JJ became a Registered Kinesiologist in September of 2019 and started his own practice in North Bay.

In addition, JJ has served as equipment manager for Team Canada East at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge and has been named to Team NOJHL as Head Trainer twice.

As the Voodoos’ trainer and equipment manager, JJ takes pride in preparing the team each day by taking care of laundry, skate sharpening, equipment repairs, and providing treatment to players. Part of his role is also to refer players to other medical staff such as the team physician, dentist, chiropractor, and physiotherapist when needed.

JJ resides in North Bay, ON and enjoys spending his time outdoors with his golden retriever, Theodore.  

Email: voodoostrainer@gmail.com

Assistant Trainer: Adam Kennedy


Adam Kennedy (North Bay, ON)
is beginning his first year as the Assistant Trainer for the Powassan Voodoos in 2021-22. He is currently a 3rd year student in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program at Nipissing University and has plans to pursue a master’s degree in Physiotherapy.

Adam has been involved in the hockey community his whole life being a player, and now he is starting his journey on the training side of the game on the bench. Along with being a Level 2 certified Trainer with the Hockey Canada Trainer’s Certification Program, Adam is also a certified Personal Training Specialist with CanFitPro and has been in the gym with clients since June of 2021.

Outside of the hockey and fitness world, Adam has been the co-owner and co-founder of the Bay Apparel clothing brand since June 2020. When he is not studying, in the gym, or on the ice, he is in the shop making clothes for an upcoming collection. After each collection of clothing Bay Apparel releases, Adam and his business partner donate to a local cause in North Bay and surrounding areas to support the community.

Other Medical Staff

Team Physician - Dr. Bryan Lemenchick 

Team Dentist - Dr. Peter Fuzy

Team Chiropractor - Dr. Michael Lalonde 

Team Physiotherapist - Dan Popkie