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Voodoos hope Baker can cook up some offence

If his start as an affiliate was any indication, Andy Baker will make a significant impact to the Voodoos roster this upcoming season.

The Voodoos inked the Port Carling, Ontario product after he netted 29 goals and 33 assists totalling 62 points in Junior C with the Huntsville Otters last season.

More importantly, the North Bay Battalion 14th round pick in 2015 netted two goals and four assists in only two games with the Voodoos last year as an affiliate player.

“We are looking forward to see what Andy can do this year,” said Voodoos Head Coach Scott Wray.

“We had a small sample last season and he didn’t look out of place whatsoever.”

But a season ending wrist injury in only his second affiliate game with the Voodoos cut short his promising junior ‘A’ start.

“We could have used him down the stretch in the playoffs with his offensive capabilities,” added Wray.

“The future is bright for this young man.”

Baker skated with some of his new teammates last weekend at the Voodoos Prospect Camp in Barrie.

“I’m very excited to be apart of the Powassan Voodoos in the upcoming year,” said the Battalion prospect.

“Looks like it’s going be a strong team. Looking forward to main camp and I’m glad to be a Voodoo.”

Baker and the Voodoos will open main training camp on Friday, August 26th in Powassan.

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Photo of (L to R) Voodoos President Jim Bruce, Assistant Coach Brent Tomlinson, Andy Baker and Assistant Coach Marc Gagnon. Photo by Chris Dawson.

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