Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have signed a prospect of the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League by way of the North Bay AAA Trappers of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.
2006 birth year defenseman Zachary Major will begin his development in the NOJHL with Powassan this coming season. The 6-foot-2, 190 pound Major was picked by Owen Sound in the ninth round of the 2022 OHL priority selections draft from North Bay, where he netted four goals, nine assists, 13 points in 23 games in the Great North in 2021-2022.
Major also saw action as an affiliate player for Powassan in ’21-22 over eight games, including six playoff matches with the Voodoos.
“I’m grateful for being signed to a great team, with great staff and amazing coaches,” said Major. “This is one step closer to the bigger goal. I was lucky enough to get called up to the Voodoos playoffs so I know what’s it like to be a part of the team.”
Voodoos general manager Chris Dawson noted the abilities of Major.
“He’s a solid two-way defender who can jump into the rush. He is a good player and having watched Zach play for seven years, I can say he is a good person too and that’s what we are looking for … quality hockey players and quality people,” Dawson said of Major.