Voodoos and Widdifield partner on training facility
Powassan Voodoos new training facility at Widdifield Secondary School (Supplied by Powassan Voodoos)
The Powassan Voodoos search for a new off-ice training facility is complete.
The NOJHL team will conduct workouts in the upper gym facility at Widdifield Secondary School. Voodoos officials believe the gym has been developed into one of the better spaces in North Bay for sports training.
During the league’s offseason, the team hired a new strength and conditioning coach in Logan Baker, who discovered the gym last spring when he was asked to train a Widdifield sports team.
“Having access to the Widdifield weight room to train the Powassan Voodoos this year gives the team the opportunity to fulfill their potential,” said Baker. “The facility has all the equipment necessary to create a high-performance environment suitable for our team. We are grateful to the school for generously allowing us to use their room for the 2019-2020 season.”
“It’s been great,” second-year head coach Max Gavin said. “We didn’t know what to expect, we walked in the first time and were blown away. Anything a team needs to work out, it’s here. For them to be so open to us and allow us to use this facility as our own, we are very grateful to everyone at Widdifield for that.”
When the Voodoos hired Logan, he along with Voodoo Management reached out to school athletic director Sean Mullan and were able to come to an agreement and book the use of the space.
Mullan says their department has been working hard to improve its training facilities over the past decade because of the heavy interest, students have for post-secondary Personal Training Courses.
“It offers all types of training options that a commercial gym would offer in over 3000 square feet,” said Mullan. “This winter, not only will Widdifield students benefit, but now local Junior hockey prospects will also be using the space.”