Net gain for Powassan Voodoos
June 16, 2015
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.
What you think about “Net gain for Powassan Voodoos”
Huge net gain for the Voo’s !
“Net gain”, I like that.
In fact, I just changed my headline based on your post, motleyrulez.
You are more than just a drummer, man, lol.
As a GM , Dawson just scored big with this trade!
good goalie one of the best I have seen in the NOJ since Doan, Klinehans all Tbird goalies btw.
As long as he is not over used like he was with the T Birds he should have a great season IMHO
This kid can play . . . I watched him play a lot for the Nickel City Sons Midgets / very cooll under fire.
But will he report is the next question.
They could always trade him again if he doesn’t want to report.
Maybe a team like the Soo, Soo Eagles, Rayside, Elliot Lake, or Espanola could be a close-to-home landing spot for him too. At least that way you can get back some assets for a guy who will not report…worst case scenario.
Impressive GM move. Great crease lock-up for the Voodoo’s if it works out the way it should. Building from the crease out. Smart.
I am looking forward to the 2015-16 NOJHL season in Powassan.
Has anybody heard anything about the wildcats top duo of MacLean and Hepler and their plans for next year? Both truly had an amazing rookie year and would love to be able to watch them again next year.