Voodoos make defensive moves

Photo: Bob Davies

The Powassan Voodoos were busy recently shuffling around the defensive corps.

On Saturday, the Voodoos acquired defenceman Alex Case from the Aurora Tigers for a development fee.

Case, moved to North Bay to attend Nipissing University.

The 20-year-old Kingston product logged significant minutes in two road wins in the Twin Soo’s this weekend.

“I bring a combination of leadership, accountability, and a strong presence on the puck,” said Case.

“I feel I am a player my teammates and coaches can rely on and off the ice.”

The 5’11”, 174 pound right hand shot defender netted one goal and 14 assists last season for the Aurora Tigers. Before that he spent portions of two seasons with the Wellington Dukes.

“We are all very excited that Alex has joined our team for the rest of the season,” said Peter Goulet, Voodoos head coach who is very familiar with Case.

“The Veteran D-man adds welcomed Jr A experience for team.”

Case already has a family connection to the Voodoos as his brother Nic Case played for the Voodoos in 2017-18.

“I’m looking forward to being a Voodoo,” said Case.

“My brother had the privilege of playing here and only speaks highly of the organization and fans. I can’t wait to help contribute to the team’s success. Let’s make this season one to remember!”

To make room for Case, the Voodoos made a pair of transactions by sending defenceman Gabriel Grobanopoulos to the Pelham Panthers of the GOJHL for a development fee and then sent defenceman Jake Norman to the Elliot Lake Vikings also for a development Fee.

Case will make his home debut this Saturday night when the Voodoos host the Espanola Paper Kings. Puck drop is 7 p.m. at the Powassan Sportsplex.