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Meyer records first career shutout, Thunderbirds blank Wildcats

By Matt Stefano

After picking up a 2-1 win in their makeup game against the Espanola Express on Tuesday night, the Soo Thunderbirds were right back in action just 24 hours later on Wednesday night as they took on the last place Elliot Lake Wildcats at the John Rhodes Community Centre.

Soo Jr. Greyhounds forward Ty Zachary was also added to the Thunderbirds lineup for Wednesday night’s contest.

Zachary entered Wednesday night’s game with one assist in two games played with the Thunderbirds this season.

It was a one sided game at the John Rhodes Community Centre on Wednesday night, as the Thunderbirds hammered the Wildcats by a score of 7-0.

Thunderbirds rookie forward Tyler Savard scored a pair of goals and added an assist while forward Rylan Clemons and defenceman Tristan Cicchello had three assists each.

Rookie forward Jake Kovacs also had a big night offensively for the Thunderbirds, scoring a pair of goals, including one on the power play.

In just his third game played with the Thunderbirds on Wednesday evening, added player Ty Zachary notched his first NOJHL goal on the power play, giving him one goal and one assist in three games played in the orange, white and blue.

Avery Rebek and Cooper Smyl (power play) had the other goals for the Soo while Dylan Parsons, Cam Findlay, Brock Santa Maria, Will Josephson and Mackenzie Walkington all chipped in with one assist each.

Wildcats netminder Jonathan Lemaire gave up 7 goals on 51 shots in the loss while Thunderbirds goaltender Dakota Meyer made 31 saves for his first NOJHL shutout.

The Thunderbirds will be back in action this Friday at 7:00 p.m., when they take on NOJHL’s leading scorer Caleb Serre and the Blind River Beavers at the John Rhodes Community Centre.

(Photo of Dakota Meyer credit to Bob Davies)

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