Head Trainer & Equipment Manager: John 'JJ' Johnson R.Kin, BPHE (hons)., CSEP-CPT
John ‘JJ’ Johnson (Barrie, ON) joined the Powassan Voodoos as Head Trainer and Equipment Manager in March of 2016. Prior to joining the Voodoos, Johnson worked in the GMHL as an Assistant Trainer for the Rama Aces in 2014-15 and Head Trainer for the Temiscaming Titans in 2015-16. In 2018, after a two-year stint with the Voodoos, JJ was promoted to the OHL’s North Bay Battalion, where he worked as an Assistant Equipment Manager for one season. He then returned to Powassan for the 2019-20 season.
JJ has served as Head Trainer for Team NOJHL twice at the Eastern Canada Cup Challenge, was Equipment Manager for Team Canada East at the 2019 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C., and serves as a guest trainer at the NOHA’s annual U15 Spring Development Camp.
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.
He currently resides in North Bay, ON and is working on a Master of Science in Kinesiology.
Team Physician: Bryan Lemenchick MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med.
Dr. Bryan Lemenchick (Ottawa, ON) has been the team physician for the Powassan Voodoos since 2018. He is a Primary Care Sport Medicine Physician who completed his fellowship in sport and exercise medicine at Western University in London, ON in 2014. Prior to working with the Voodoos, Dr. Lemenchick worked at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University. He has been a team physician for varsity teams at Western University and with the Canadian Soccer Association. In addition, Dr. Lemenchick has provided medical coverage at events such as the CHL Memorial Cup, NHL Rookie Tournaments in London, ON, and the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, ON. He also practices emergency and family medicine.