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Former NHLer takes over coaching reins for Soo Thunderbirds

  Original story posted on May 27, 2020 by Anishinabek News https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/05/27/former-nhler-takes-over-coaching-reins-for-soo-thunderbirds/ By Sam Laskaris of AnishinabekNews.ca SAULT STE. MARIE – Former National Hockey League player Denny Lambert will once again be juggling responsibilities. Lambert, who works as a police officer with the Anishinabek Police Services in Garden River First Nation, has been hired as […]

Thunderbirds announce team award winners

By Matt Stefano After finishing the 2019-2020 regular season with a record of 30 wins, 19 losses, 3 overtime losses and 4 shootout losses, the Soo Thunderbirds announced its team award winners on Thursday. Two Thunderbirds that won more than one award, were defenceman Nolan Ford and forward Jake Kovacs SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: […]

Thunderbirds Turnback Tuesday: (Merdric Mercier 2013-2014)

By Matt Stefano Welcome to week No. 3 of Thunderbirds Turnback Tuesday! Last week on Tuesday, April 14th, we went all the way back to 2003-2005 when the Thunderbirds had local forward Matt Dias. But in today’s edition, we’ve decided to look back at a defenceman that joined the Thunderbirds in the 2013-2014 season, before […]

Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday: (Ryan Maunu 2004-2006)

By Matt Stefano Welcome to week No. 3 of Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday! Last week on Thurdsay, April 9th, we went all the way back to 2006-2008, when the Thunderbirds had local forward Brett Perlini. But in today’s edition, we’ve decided to go all the way back to 2004-2006, when the Thunderbirds had local forward Ryan […]

Thunderbirds Turnback Tuesday: (Matt Dias 2003-2005)

By Matt Stefano Welcome to week No. 2 of Thunderbirds Turnback Tuesday! Last week in week one, we went all the back to the 2000-2001 season, when the Thunderbirds had defenceman Jeff Whitfield. But in today’s edition, we’ve decided to look back at a former local forward that was here during the 2003-2004 & 2004-2005 […]

Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday: (Brett Perlini 2006-2008)

By Matt Stefano Welcome to week No. 2 of Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday! In these Throwback Thursdays, we always take the time to reflect on past Soo Thunderbirds top scorers. In last week’s edition, we went all the way back to the Thunderbirds inaugural season (1999-2000), when they were led in scoring by Patrick Jarrett. But […]

Kovacs gets drafted by Colts

By Matt Stefano It’s been sixteen years since a Soo Thunderbird got drafted by an Ontario Hockey League team, but that all changed on Saturday, April 4th, when the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection took place on www.ontariohockeyleague.com. With twenty Ontario Hockey League teams participating in the 15-round draft, it wasn’t until round 13, […]

Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday: Patrick Jarrett (1999-2000)

By Matt Stefano With an extended offseason officially in session, we’ve decided to take this time to look back at some of the Soo Thunderbirds top scorers from previous seasons. Today we will look back to the Soo Thunderbirds inaugural season in 1999-2000, when they were led in scoring by forward Patrick Jarrett. Jarrett, who […]

Boucha finishes junior hockey career in the Soo

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 […]

Soo Thunderbirds 2019-2020 regular season review

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds are getting set for postseason action after completing their 2019-2020 regular season. This season, the Thunderbirds finished off with a record of 30 wins, 19 losses, 3 overtime losses and 4 shootout losses, good for 67 points and third place in the NOJHL’s West Division. This year’s club had […]

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