MVP re-commits to Powassan

July 10, 2015

Scoring sensation Steven Harland is returning to the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for a second season.

Powassan general manager Chris Dawson has confirmed that Harland, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound right winger who has a 1996 birth-date, has re-upped with the Voodoos for the 2015-2016 campaign.

A Scarborough native, Harland had a spectacular rookie season with Powassan in 2014-2015.

With 42 goals, 53 assists, 95 points in 52 regular-season games, Harland led the NOJHL in scoring and was rewarded by being named both rookie-of-the-year and most valuable player for the league.

In 10 playoff games, Harland added another 3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points.

According to Dawson, Harland had overtures from teams in other Jr. A leagues but opted to return to Powassan for 2015-2016.

As a first-year NOJHL team in 2014-2015, Powassan stunned the defending champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the first round of the playoffs before losing to league finalist Cochrane Crunch in the second round.

PHOTO: Steven Harland in action for the Powassan Voodoos during the 2014-2015 NOJHL season.

What you think about “MVP re-commits to Powassan”

  1. The Voodoos may contend for 3rd or 4th in the East. Harland back and the goalie Horodjechuk makes 2 impact Players.
    Dawson does a good job is honest and that is big in todays game.

  2. Excellent!
    Powassan is building a legit contender.
    Shall we assume if committing to to Voodoos’ directly that he will skip out on Battalion Camp and surge ahead to secure a D 1 bundle?

    At this point, I’m sure he is a slam dunk for D1.

    Good luck to all.

  3. RR : Caysey Ton who signed with Rayside who you wrote about well he is gonna be a points guy like Harland in a yr , 2 at the most. I am willing to bet that Ton and Mooney from Rayside end up playing D1 .

  4. Just a reminder: today is the last day to get your application in for Commissioner of the NOJHL. I’m looking right at you Peachy.

  5. Peachy get more mony from Pogey ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  6. I finally get to see this kid play at home after having to travel to Sudbury this year to see some quality junior A games.

    From what I saw of him against the Barons, he can flat out fly and has a set of hands on him. He sees the ice very well and plays the game smartly.

    As far as I remember, he’s a 6th round pick of the North Bay Battalion.

    He’s got OHL written all over him if the Battalion are watching him. If Stan Butler gets his hands on him, he’ll get a thorough lesson on the defensive side of the game which will only make him that much better.

    In the end, I think he opted to stay close to the Battalion in hopes of getting a chance in the OHL. What better spot to play to get noticed by the team you were drafted by than to play a half hour away?

  7. Rumour has it around town the first team all star Spencer MacLean is returning for another year in Elliot lake. Any truth to the rumour you have heard Randy?

  8. While it has happened in the past it is very rare for a 19 year old to start his OHL career. I’m thinking Harland is an NCAA prospect.

  9. I’m with you Fanman, although Sacha Guimond comes to mind , from North Bay to the Knights , mid-nineteenth year (Nov , I believe) , and it’s worked out pretty good for him, fortunately. Harland being smaller etc, could blossom nicely in his early 20’s waiting to go D 1.

    I think Moore is more on the radar of the Battalion, and their latest acquisitions.

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