By Matt Stefano
He was only in the Soo for a short period of time, but he still ended his junior hockey career as a member of the Soo Thunderbirds.
Defenceman Jacob Boucha, who came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners back on January 8th, went on to record 3 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 17 regular season games as a member of the Thunderbirds.
The Northville, Michigan native began his NOJHL career with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the 2019-2020 season, where he recorded 2 assists and 34 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Gold Miners.
Boucha recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) back on November 27th, 2017 in a 4-3 overtime win against the French River Rapids at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex in Kirkland Lake.
The Northville, Michigan native made his debut with the Thunderbirds on January 8th in a home game against the Espanola Express at the John Rhodes Community Centre.
Boucha then recorded his first point (assist) in a Thunderbird uniform in just his second game played with the Soo on January 10th in an 11-3 victory over the Elliot Lake Wildcats at Centennial Arena in Elliot Lake.
As a member of the Thunderbirds, Boucha wore No. 28 on the back of his jersey.
During the 2019-2020 season, Boucha recorded a total of 5 assists and 56 penalty minutes in 37 games.
Boucha, who turned 21 years old back on January 24th, was also the oldest player in the NOJHL this season.
(Photo of Jacob Boucha credit to Bob Davies)