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Training and Medical Staff

TRAINING STAFF 

Head Trainer & Equipment Manager: John ‘JJ’ Johnson, BPHE (hons)., CSEP-CPT

John ‘JJ’ Johnson (Barrie, ON) returns to the Voodoos as Head Trainer and Equipment Manager after spending the 2018-2019 season as an Assistant Equipment Manager with the OHL’s North Bay Battalion.

Johnson previously served as Head Trainer and Equipment Manager with the Voodoos from 2016-2018, winning the NOJHL championship in 2017. In addition, he was named back to back NOJHL Trainer of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and was recipient of the NOHA’s Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award in 2017.

A graduate of Georgian College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion and Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, JJ is a licensed personal trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and a level 3 certified trainer with Hockey Canada’s Trainer Certification Program. 

He currently resides in North Bay, ON and is working on a Master of Science in Kinesiology.

Email: voodoostrainer@gmail.com

Assistant Trainer & Equipment Manager: Shawn Essery

Shawn Essery (Powassan, ON) is entering his second season as Assistant Trainer and Assistant Equipment Manager with the Voodoos in 2019-2020. Shawn has worked for many years in minor hockey and is a level 3 certified trainer with Hockey Canada’s Trainer Certification Program. 

Email: baldtrician@rocketmail.com

Medical Staff

Team Physician: Dr. Bryan Lemenchick 

Team Chiropractor: Dr. Michael Lalonde

Team Dentist: Dr. Mario Lemay 

Team Optometrist: Dr. Gary Pearce