Powassan Voodoos Head Coach Scott Wray is joining the North Bay Battalion as an assistant coach for the upcoming OHL season. Wray, who led the Voodoos to their first NOJHL title in 2016-17, is replacing outgoing assistant coach John Dean. Wray joined the Voodoos’ as the organization’s first head coach after a 15-year minor pro career that finished off in the spring of 2014 with the Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League.
The 37-year-old won his 100th game as Voodoos coach in March 2017 and is a two-time NOJHL All-Star team coach. Wray also played for the North Bay Centennials in parts of three seasons from 1996 to 1999. Wray says he had a very exciting three seasons with the Voodoos, and they’ve done a lot in a short amount of time. Wray thanked the organization, and his players over the past three seasons. He finished by saying this just proves they not only develop players in Powassan, but coaches too.
Voodoos GM Chris Dawson says as an affiliate team for the Battalion, it’s nice to see their players developing and moving up. Dawson says this just goes to show that the NOJHL is a breeding ground for development as Scott learned and executed in his time with the Voodoos. The Voodoos are expected to name the second head coach in team history later this week.