Voodoos add Great North Midget League sniper

The Powassan Voodoos added more fire power up front by inking New Liskeard Cubs forward Cade Herd, the club announced on Friday.

Herd was an offensive force for the Cubs finishing with 23 goals and 63 points for the Cubs where he finished third overall in Great North Midget League scoring in 2015-16.

The North Cobalt, Ontario product has played some of his minor hockey in North Bay, and he feels comfortable playing there again, this time for the Voodoos.

Herd, was also a free agent invite to the North Bay Battalion Orientation Camp in May.

“It was a great experience and definitely helped my development,” Herd stated about playing hockey previously in the North Bay area.

“I attended the Voodoos spring camp and got to know the Coach and GM. I really liked the way their organization was run. I am excited that the Voodoos opened up the next chapter in my career by allowing me to come back to the Bay area to play hockey.”

Herd finished his Midget AAA career with 43 goals in his two years in the Great North Midget League and is expected to be an offensive contributor in his rookie season in the NOJHL.

Voodoos Head Coach Scott Wray is intrigued by the signing.

“Cade attended our 2015 prospects camp and showed well, he went back to played one more year of midget for the Cubs and led the Cubs in points,” noted Wray.

“He also led the Great North Midget League in assists. He has done so well he has caught the eye of the North Bay Battalion and will be attending their main camp in September. Cade also was a AP for the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and experienced the Dudley Hewitt Cup. We are looking forward to Cade picking up where he left off last season.”

Herd will join some veterans and new prospects at the Voodoos Summer Free Agent Camp in Barrie this weekend.