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Voodoos ink U18 Trappers defender

POWASSAN — The Powassan Voodoos, of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, are staying local with their first signing of the 2022-23 season.

With that, the NOJHL club announced Wednesday, they have inked North Bay under-18 AAA Trappers defenceman Thomas Sefton.

The 2005 birth year defenceman netted four goals and four assists for eight points in 20 regular season with the U18 AAA Trappers in the Great North U18 League.

The 5’11”, 188-pound defender also played four games with the Voodoos as an affiliate and was a free agent invite to the North Bay Battalion’s orientation camp in May.

“We are very proud to have committed to Thomas,” said Marc Lafleur, Voodoos head coach.

“He proved to be not only a good defenseman when he was asked to play or practice but a good teammate in the process.”

For Sefton, staying home and playing junior at home is an ideal situation for the grade 11 Chippewa Secondary School student.

“‘Living the dream’ is what signing with the Voodoos means to me,” said Sefton.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity to learn and grow playing for a top tier Junior A team. It feels good joining this team made up of really great people. Thank you to all my previous coaches for helping me along the way.”

The Voodoos will continue with more signing announcements this month as they prepare for the 2022-23 season.

North Bay Trappers U18 AAA defenceman Thomas Sefton, left, has signed with the Powassan Voodoos for the 2022-23 season. Assistant coach Josh Dale, right, congratulates him on joining the NOJHL club. Photo credit: Powassan Voodoos.