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Voodoos add power forward from Quebec

The Powassan Voodoos have added more size to their forward corps with the signing of Longue Pointe, Quebec product Andrew Rodgers, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 6’4”, 225 pound forward netted 17 goals along with 20 assists totalling 37 points in 41 games with the Almaguin Spartans of the non-sanctioned Greater Metro Jr. ‘A’ Hockey League last season.

Rodgers impressed management and coaching staff at the Voodoos recent prospects camp in Barrie.

“I am very happy to be joining a first class organization like the Powassan Voodoo and play for a respected coach like Scott Wray,” said Rodgers.

The 20-year-old believes he can be a leader that brings skill and toughness.

“I have developed a lot over the past two seasons with the Almaguin Spartans, and Head Coach Myles Pepin, who I would like to thank for working hard to develop me over the past two seasons,” said Rodgers.

“I am ready to come to the NOJHL and help the Voodoos be a contending team again this year and continue to develop my game towards my end goal of playing professional hockey.”

Voodoos GM Chris Dawson feels Rodgers will be a nice fit in 2016-17.

“We certainly loved what we saw of him during the Barrie Camp,” admitted Dawson.

“We like his net drive, he will certainly be a tough body to move from the front of opposing nets next season and we didn’t have much of that dimension last season,” he said.

Rodgers and the Voodoos will open training camp in Powassan on August 26th.

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Photo of (L to R) assistant coach Marc Gagnon, Andrew Rodgers, assistant coach Brent Tomlinson. Photo by Chris Dawson.
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