Voodoos to Battalion, with success

December 18, 2015

Pint-sized forward Steve Harland is beginning to make an impact with the North Bay Battalion as a 19-year old rookie in the Ontario Hockey League.

Harland, who stands in at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, assisted on both goals on Thursday as North Bay eked out a 2-1 overtime victory over the Mississauga Steelheads.

It was the third multi-point game in a row for Harland, who has 4 goals, 7 assists in 15 OHL games since the Battalion recalled him from the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League earlier this season.

After a sensational rookie season for Powassan in 2014-2015 in which he totaled 42 goals, 53 assists, 95 points in 52 games, Harland began the 2015-2016 campaign with the Voodoos and had 10-18-28 numbers in 15 outings before being promoted to North Bay.

Looks good on the Battalion. Looks good on the Voodoos. Looks good on the NOJHL.

And looks really good on Harland.

“This is a player who had a 32-game point streak last season, one of the longest in the entire Canadian Jr. Hockey League,” Powassan general manager Chris Dawson said of Harland. “It took him some time to adjust to the OHL but I would say since early December he is starting to look like the Steve Harland that was the MVP in the NOJHL last season.

“He’s got tremendous vision and is extremely effective around the net. We miss him but we are glad he is living out his dream. We are very proud of Steve,” added Dawson.

PHOTO: Steve Harland in action for the Powassan Voodoos before being promoted to the North Bay Battalion.

What you think about “Voodoos to Battalion, with success”

  1. Well done to all party’s! Well done Randy!
    All the best to every one this Christmas season. And keep the dukes up Aaron Dart! Ho ho ho.

    1. and well done to you, motleyrulez, for pointing out to me what Harland has been doing for the Battalion. Let the drums roll!

  2. I like his playmaking skills – several Battalion goals have resulted from either his set-up work or an accurate pass. He is helping to plug some of the hole left behind from the retirement of Zach Bratina and the more time he puts in with the Troops should lead to some improving numbers. He hasn’t backed away from the physical side either as he showed in the raucous game against the London Knights, although an extra foot and a few more pounds would help!

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