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Voodoos acquire sniper from BC Jr B league

Nathan MacDonald avoids a check from Owen Fergusson during Voodoos camp in the summer of 2021. File photo by Chris Dawson/BayToday.

The Powassan Voodoos went out west to add another scoring forward.

The Voodoos have acquired 19-year-old forward Nathan MacDonald from the Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL for a development fee, the club announced on Friday.

The 6’0”, 180 pound forward from Calgary had an impressive rookie season with the Bombers where he was a finalist for the League’s Rookie of the Year.

In 49 games, MacDonald netted 25 goals and 28 assists for 53 points with the Bombers of the VIJHL Junior B league in British Columbia.

MacDonald attended Voodoos Camp in July of 2021, but elected to play closer to home last season.

“I was out to camp last summer and really enjoyed it, but decided to stay out west for last season,” MacDonald explained.

“The community and the organization are first class and I’d like to thank Coach Goulet and Chris Dawson for giving me another opportunity to come out east this year and contribute to the teams success. I can’t wait to hit the ice on August 25 with the team. Let’s go Voodoos!”

Chris Dawson, Voodoos GM, is familiar with MacDonald. In fact, Dawson was a teammate of Nate’s father Steven at the University of Montana Varsity Club team in the 1990s where they were roommates.

“We have been keeping tabs on Nathan for a couple of seasons now and his skill he exhibited in sports school translated well to a very good junior B league in B.C. last season,” said Dawson.

“We think he can be a key contributor to our offence this season.

“We talk about having good people in our program and I know he comes from a very good quality family so we are excited to see what he can do for us this season.”

Voodoos main camp begins August 25 at the Powassan Sportsplex.