The Powassan Voodoos have added more speed and offense to their roster today with the addition of crafty forward Chase MacQueen-Spence, the club announced on Thursday.
MacQueen-Spence, a 2021 fourth-round selection of the OHL's North Bay Battalion is the first Voodoos player signing after the Voodoos and Battalion reaffirmed their affiliation relationship earlier this summer.
MacQueen-Spence, a '5'9", 150 pound London product who played for the Elgin-Middlesex U16 AAA Chiefs last season, has impressed Voodoos officials who have already watched him skate this summer.
"Joining the Voodoos is a great fit for me in my hockey career, my development and I have heard it is a great organization," said MacQueen-Spence.
"The team has had a lot of success and I know they play with a lot of speed and skill using a young core drew me to Powassan. I feel I can bring my work ethic and ability to put the puck in the net to the team. I’m looking forward to getting back on the ice and being part of the community."
Chris Dawson, Voodoos GM, says that MacQueen-Spence was on the Voodoos radar after Battalion selection.
"Adam Dennis and I had conversations about MacQueen-Spence very soon after the draft and with Mike Mackley, our VP of Hockey Operations, so familiar with him, it seemed like a very good fit," said Dawson.
"When we found out how enthusiastic the MacQueen-Spence family felt about playing in Powassan, we knew this was a great re-start signing to our affiliation with the Battalion. On top of that, MacQueen-Spence checks off a lot of boxes in terms of the type of player that new coach Marc Lafleur likes - that is a player who competes hard and plays with pace."
Adam Dennis, Battalion GM, agrees.“We are thrilled that Chase and his family has chosen Powassan to play for the upcoming season," said Dennis.
"Chase is an exciting young player and we look forward to working with Powassan on his development.”
MacQueen-Spence will join a number of Voodoos signed players and hopefuls for the team's first summer prospects camp this weekend at Pete Palangio Arena.