After seeing former teammate Nate McDonald reach the heights he did after jumping from the Toronto Marlies Major Midgets to the Powassan Voodoos, Aaron Dickson decided he wanted to do the same. After all, his former teammate came to Powassan, was named the regular season league MVP and won an NOJHL championship, along with a NCAA Division I commitment.
Dickson says McDonald highly recommended the program, adding it was the best year of his life. He was one of a number of players who attended the Voodoos Prospects camp in Barrie last weekend. Dickson says he really likes the fact they run the program like a pro team, and he’s looking forward to taking the confidence gained from playing midget to the junior level.
Dickson, who plays forward, netted 31 goals along with 25 assists for 56 points in 59 games with the Toronto Marlies Major Midgets last year. He says he loves to play with speed, as well as put the puck in the net, and he has high expectations for himself next season. Dickson hopes all the boys can come together as well as they did last season, and they can rally through to the RBC.
Head Coach Beau Moyer and Associate GM Mike Mackley have both seen Dickson fill the net since his minor midget year. Moyer says his game has developed offensively, and he has a scoring touch that only needs a couple of chances to score. He added Dickson is a player that’s going to come and push to be a top six forward.
Mackley says Dickson is a player that’s always left him impressed with his ability to not only score goals but scoring big and timely goals for his team. He says Dickson has an elite shot that comes off a quick release and shows both accuracy and velocity behind it. Dickson will join his new Voodoos teammates on August 24th in Powassan when the team opens its main camp for the 2017-18 season.