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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) is a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Clinical Personal Trainer, and Level 3 Certified Trainer with the Hockey Development Centre of Ontario. He graduated from Georgian College with a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion before furthering his education at Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education that specialized in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and injury prevention/care. JJ continued on with his education, pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology focusing in Health Promotion and Behavioural Medicine. He is expected to graduate in mid-2021.

JJ has centered his time with the Voodoos on being a positive role model for his athletes and aiming his treatments towards both the physical and emotional components that each injury produces. He believes that every athlete, regardless of age or skill level, should be treated with dignity and respect rather than only a physical body that needs treatment.

As an active member of the local community, JJ has a passion for physical activity and sport that goes far beyond hockey. Specifically, he is often found playing golf in the spring/summer with Voodoos’ Assistant Coach Josh Dale and Game Day Operations Co-Ordinator, Stephen Boyle. In addition, he spends his summer holidays coaching, refereeing, and playing ball hockey in his hometown, Barrie, ON.   

  • Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion: Georgian College
  • Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education: Nipissing University
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology: Nipissing University (Expected – 2021)
  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Certified Clinical Personal Trainer
  • HTCP Level 3 Certified Trainer – Hockey Development Centre of Ontario
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level HCP Certified
  • College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, Member in Good Standing
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Member in Good Standing
  • 2017 NOHA Dr. Tom Pashby Northern Ontario Trainer of the Year
  • Equipment Manager, Team Canada East – 2019 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge - Silver Medalist
  • Head Trainer, Team NOJHL – 2016, 2017 Eastern Canada Cup Challenge


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.