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Training and Medical Staff

Head Trainer & Equipment Manager: John 'JJ' Johnson R.Kin, BPHE (hons)., CSEP-CPT

John 'JJ' Johnson (Barrie, ON) returns to the Voodoos as Head Trainer and Equipment Manager after spending the 2018-19 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 to 2018, winning the NOJHL championship in 2017. Additionally, 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 completed his formal education by writing the Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin) designation in September 2019. 

In July 2019, Johnson was selected to serve as Equipment Manager for Team Canada East at the 2019 World Junior 'A' Challenge, which runs from December 7th to 15th in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

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

Email: voodoostrainer@gmail.com

Assistant Trainer: Ivan Thibault

Ivan Thibault (North Bay, ON) is entering his second season with the Powassan Voodoos in 2019-20. Ivan has worked for many years in minor hockey as a trainer, coach, and manager. Thibault is no stranger to the Powassan Sportsplex as he has been the trainer for both the Powassan Dragons and the Powassan Eagles previously.

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Logan Baker CSCS, BSc

Logan Baker (New Liskeard, ON) joined the Voodoos as the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the 2019-20 season. He currently runs a strength and conditioning program out of the Norsemen and Valkyries Weightlifting Club and also works with teams at Canadore College and Nipissing University. 

A graduate of Strength and Sport Conditioning at Canadore College in 2014, Logan continued on to earn his Bachelor’s of Science in Strength and Sport Conditioning from the Limerick Institute of Technology in Tipperary, Ireland in 2016. He completed his formal S&C education by writing his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) designation in July 2018. 

As an athlete, Logan was a Junior National Champion in Olympic Weightlifting in 2013 in the 85 kilogram division. He went on to represent Team Canada at the FISU World University Championship in Merida, Mexico in 2016, again as an 85 kilogram lifter. 

He seeks to use his academic background and personal experience as an athlete to help optimize the health and performance of the Voodoos roster this season. 

Logan currently resides in North Bay, ON with his wife Regan and daughter Braxton. 

Team Physician: Bryan Lemenchick MD, CCFP (SEM)