Powassan Voodoos head coach Beau Moyer will see a familiar face when he looks down the bench this season. North Bay and area hockey fans will also see a top local prospect that they have been watching develop for years.
The defending NOJHL champions signed one of Moyer’s former midget players, forward Tyler Gilberds from the Vaughan Kings. Gilberds produced 12 goals and 20 assists for 32 points in 33 GTHL regular season games.
“Gilberds is a solid two-way forward that will keep the opposition on their toes,” stated Moyer about the 2017 fifth round pick of the Ottawa 67’s.
Powassan also signed former North Bay Trappers defenceman Eric Mondoux, who has four goals and 23 assists for 27 points in 36 games last season.
Mondoux played affiliate games with the French River Rapids versus the Voodoos last season, where he caught the eye of Voodoos’ brass. Chris Dawson, Voodoos General Manager, says Mondoux is a welcome addition to the Voodoos blueline.
In another move, the Voodoos sent veteran forward (and fan favourite) Gabriel Rheault to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners for a development fee on Sunday.
Gilberds and Mondoux will be on the ice Thursday for the start of the Voodoos main camp at the Powassan Sportsplex.