Voodoos impressed with quality and quantity at prospects camp

The Powassan Voodoos wrapped up the organization’s best ever attended prospect camp this weekend at Pete Palangio arena in North Bay.

More than 72 players from across North America filled the rosters of four teams at the two-day camp.

Peter Goulet, Voodoos head coach and co-owner led the way in recruiting for the well attended and highly competitive camp.

“It is great to see all the young players and some of our key veterans here,” said Goulet.

“We look forward to building a strong roster around those returnees and continue to finish what we did not do last year.”

As with many other Voodoos camp, this event also included a good number of aspiring local players, who, if they don’t make the final roster, can have a chance to contribute to the team in a different way.

“Not all the 15,16 and 17 year olds can make our hockey team, but they can be part of our team as affiliates,” said Chris Dawson, Voodoos GM.

“Affiliates played a combined 30 games for us last season, and many of those players who play club and affiliate with us join our program the following year as a full time player. It was rewarding to hear how many players and parents at this camp are enthused to be part of our program in that capacity as well.”

The Voodoos, who open main camp in late August expect to be making a number of signing announcements early in the week.

Recently the Voodoos have made a handful of off-season moves by moving defenceman Jake Fullerton to Arnprior of the EOJHL, forward Kaedyn Long to the St. Thomas Stars of the GOJHL and Jack Kelly to the Cobourg Cougars for development fees.