Powassan Voodoos general manager Chris Dawson has confirmed the acquisition of former Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League rookie-of-the-year goalie Joel Horodziejczyk.
“Yep,” Dawson told HockeyNewsNorth.com when asked if it was fact that the Voodoos had obtained the rights to Horodziejczyk in a trade with the Pictou County Weeks Crushers of the Maritime Hockey League.
A 1995 birth-year puckstopper who hails from Sudbury, Horodziejczyk spent the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL.
But the slightly-built netminder requested a trade to the Central Canada Hockey League last off-season and the Thunderbirds dealt him to the Pembroke Lumber Kings.
Horodziejczyk began the 2014-2015 season with Pembroke and had a 10-5-4 record with a 2.51 goals against average and .914 save percentage before being traded to Pictou County.
With Pictou County, Horodziejczyk had a regular-season record of 5-3-2 with a 2.71 GAA and .900 save percentage. His playoff numbers with Pictou County were sub-par — a 2-4 record, 4.23 GAA and .867 save percentage.
In getting Horodziejczyk from Pictou County, Powassan sent 1996 birth-year defenceman/forward Nicolas Proulx, 1997 birth-year defender Jeremy St. Pierre and future considerations to the Maritime League team.
PHOTO: Former NOJHL rookie-of-the-year goalie Joel Horodziejczyk is on the move again.