Voodoos bring back familiar face in Allair
Voodoos defender Eric Allair in action against the OPP all-stars Sunday. (Supplied by the Powassan Voodoos)
The Powassan Voodoos have re-acquired defenceman Eric Allair from the Caledonia Profit Corvairs.
The Junior “A” team announced Monday that the North Bay native would be returning and is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday when the Voodoos travel to Noelville to take on the French River Rapids.
“I am extremely excited to be back in Powassan where I started my junior career,” said Allair, who was traded to the Corvairs in the off-season. “I am looking forward to bringing my experience and leadership to the team to help win a championship. It’s great to be home.”
With the Corvairs this season, Allair had two goals and nine assists for 11 points in 27 games. He was named the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s defenceman of the month in October.
Allair had skated in parts of four seasons with Powassan, including one as captain last season. The six-foot-one defender was drafted in the 13th round, 257th overall in the 2015 OHL priority selection. He has skated in 29 games with the Troops through two seasons.
Powassan head coach Max Gavin says he is excited to have his former captain back in the lineup.
“Eric brings a wealth of experience to our blue line,” said Gavin. “To get a guy who has played in the OHL and been a ‘go-to’ guy in this league before is huge. Eric plays the game the right way and can control the play in all zones. Couldn’t be happier to have him back with us.”
Allair was back in green Sunday when the Voodoos defeated the OPP all-star team for charity. The game raised $780 dollars for Unicef, along with 145 pairs of socks donated.