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.
In addition, Johnson was recipient of the NOHA’s Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award in 2017 and has been named to the NOJHL CCM Hockey 1st All-Star Team at the Trainer and Equipment Manager position in 2017, 2018, and 2020.
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.
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)