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Player Profiles

#1 SCOTT YOUNG

Position: Goalie
Height : 6' 05"
Weight: 205lbs
Catches: Left
Date of Birth: 2000-07-29
Hometown: Calgary, AB, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on September 24th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Kulma HC ... Played the 2018-2019 season with the Calgary Royals Junior B hockey club, where he posted a 2.53 goals against average and a .905 save percentage in 17 regular season games ... Helped lead the Royals to a CaIJHL championship title in 2019

#7 MARK HILL

Position: Defense
Height : 5' 10"
Weight: 160lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2002-04-08
Hometown: Conception Bay South, NL, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on November 5th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Ontario Hockey Academy U18 club, where he had 0 points in 16 games ... Played 2 games last season with the CCHL2’s Char-Lan Rebels

#10 RYAN WILLIAMS

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 11"
Weight: 175lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2001-08-24
Hometown: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade with the CCHL2’s Richmond Royals on October 26th, 2020 ... Began the 2019-2020 season with the NOJHL’s Cochrane Crunch, where he had 1 goal and 2 penalty minutes in 4 games ... Was traded from the Cochrane Crunch to the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on September 26th, 2019 ... Had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in 9 games with the Wildcats ... Was traded from the Elliot Lake Wildcats to the Richmond Royals back on November 16th, 2019 ... Scored 4 goals, 6 points and 35 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Royals ... Drafted in 11th round (118th overall) by the Hawkesbury Hawks in the 2016 CCHL Bantam Protected Draft

#11 TYSON DOUCETTE

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 09"
Weight: 145lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2004-01-30
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on September 25th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Great North Midget League’s Soo Jr. Greyhounds, where he scored 2 goals and 11 assists in 24 games ... Had the least penalty minutes in the Jr. Greyhounds last season with 6 ... Played with the Soo Greyhounds U15 AAA club in 2018-2019, where he had 22 points in 24 regular season games ... Helped the Greyhounds win the NOHL U15 championship ... Named the NOHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player in 2019 ... Younger brother of Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Jacob Doucette ... Son of former Soo Greyhounds defenceman Dave Doucette

#12 JACOB DOUCETTE

Position: Defense
Height : 6' 00"
Weight: 170lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2001-07-04
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on October 30th, 2020 ... Spent the 2018-2019 season with the NOJHL’s Espanola Express, where he had 1 goal, 7 assists and a team-leading 87 penalty minutes in 53 regular season contests ... Spent the 2017-2018 season with the GNML’s Soo Greyhounds Major Midgets club, where he had 1 goal and 6 assists in 24 regular season games ... Played 10 games as an affiliate player with the Espanola Express in 2017-2018, where he recorded 2 assists ... Made his NOJHL debut with the Express back on December 22nd, 2017 in a home game against the Elliot Lake Wildcats ... Recorded his first two NOJHL points (assists) with the Express back on February 23rd, 2018 in a 5-3 loss to the Soo Eagles at the Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan ... Older brother of Soo Thunderbirds forward Tyson Doucette ... Son of former Soo Greyhounds defenceman Dave Doucette

#13 TY ZACHARY

Position: Forward
Height : 6' 00"
Weight: 185lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2002-07-29
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on June 6th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Great North Midget League’s Soo Jr. Greyhounds, where he finished fourth in team scoring with 11 goals and 39 points in 39 regular season games ... Served as an assistant captain with the Soo Jr. Greyhounds during the 2019-2020 season ... Played 7 games with the Thunderbirds during the 2019-2020 regular season, scoring 1 goal and 2 assists along with 4 penalty minutes ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds on September 14th, 2019 in a home game against the Blind River Beavers ...Recorded his first career NOJHL point (assist) against the Espanola Express back on January 8th, 2020 ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on January 29th, 2020

#14 ETHAN NOVELLO

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 10"
Weight: 180lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2003-04-28
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on October 19th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the city and NOSSA champion St. Mary’s Knights high school hockey club ... Had 8 goals and 4 assists in 13 games with the Knights during the 2019-2020 season ... Cousin of former Soo Thunderbirds goaltender Frank Novello

#15 CONNOR TOMS

Position: Defense
Height : 5' 10"
Weight: 160lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2004-03-13
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on August 28th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Great North Midget League’s Soo Jr. Greyhounds, where he led all team defensemen in goals (9), assists (17) and points (26) in 39 regular season games ... Played two games with the Thunderbirds during the 2019-2020 regular season ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds on October 30th, 2019 in a home game against the Elliot Lake Wildcats ... Named the NOHA’s 2019-2020 Player of the Year ... Drafted in the 3rd round (44th overall) by the Soo Greyhounds in the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection ... Son of former Soo Greyhound and former NHLer Jeff Toms

#16 KADEN DUNDAS

Position: Defense
Height : 5' 10"
Weight: 160lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2003-11-11
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on September 18th, 2020 ... Played the past two seasons with the Korah Colts hockey club from 2018-2020 ... Served as captain of the Korah Colts in the 2019-2020 season ... Accepted into the enhanced learning courses offered at Korah Collegiate for students considering the IB program

#17 AVERY REBEK

Position: Forward
Height : 6' 00"
Weight: 165lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2000-05-24
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Currently in his third full season with the Thunderbirds ... Attended Soo Greyhounds Training Camp as a free agent in the summer of 2019 ... Finished tied for third in team scoring last season with 42 points in 56 regular season games ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 16th, 2017 in a home game against the Powassan Voodoos ... Recorded his first career NOJHL point (assist) against the Soo Eagles back on September 7th, 2018 ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against the Rayside Balfour Canadians back on September 9th, 2018 ... Had his first career multi point game (2 assists) against the Espanola Express back on September 21st, 2018 ... Recorded his first two playoff points (2 assists) against the Rayside Balfour Canadians back on April 4th, 2019 ... Had his career high four-point game (1g 3a) ahah against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on November 6th, 2019 ... Recorded his first career two-goal game against the Espanola Express back on February 23rd, 2020 ... Suited up in his 100th career regular season back on January 28th, 2020 in a home game against the Espanola Express ... Served as an assistant captain with the Thunderbirds during the 2019-2020 season ... Named Thunderbirds captain for the 2020-2021 season

#18 WILL JOSEPHSON

Position: Forward
Height : 6' 01"
Weight: 175lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2001-06-18
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Currently in his second season with the Thunderbirds ... Scored six times and set up 22 others in 56 games with the Thunderbirds last season ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) in his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 7th, 2019 against the Soo Eagles ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against the Blind River Beavers back on September 14th, 2019 ... Recorded his first career multi point game (1g 1a 2p) back on October 30th, 2019 against the Elliot Lake Wildcats ... Recorded his first career two-goal game and his career high three point game against the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners back on November 15th, 2019 ... Shared the Ted Brooks Award with teammate Kurtis Rogers for Thunderbird Excellence In The Community in 2020

#19 DYLAN PARSONS

Position: Defense
Height : 5' 11"
Weight: 170lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2001-04-15
Hometown: Victoria, BC, Canada

Came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade with the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Pickering Panthers back on November 18th, 2019 ... Scored twice and set up 13 others in 29 regular season games with the Thunderbirds last season, along with just 8 penalty minutes ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on November 22nd, 2019 in a home game against the Powassan Voodoos ... Recorded his first career NOJHL point (assist) against the Hearst Lumberjacks back on November 23rd, 2019 ... Scored his first two NOJHL goals back against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on February 8th, 2020 ... Had his first multi point game (3 assists) in the NOJHL against the Powassan Voodoos back on November 30th, 2019 ... Recorded his career high four-point game against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on February 8th, 2020 ... Drafted by the P.A.L. Junior Islanders in the 2020 NCDC Entry Draft

#20 RUSSELL OLDHAM

Position: Forward
Height : 6' 00"
Weight: 190lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2001-01-22
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on July 17th, 2020 ... Began the 2019-2020 season with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s St. Thomas Stars, where he scored 4 times and set up 6 others in 17 regular season contests ... Finished the 2019-2020 regular season with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Komoka Kings, where he scored 10 goals and set up 14 others in 32 regular season games ... Drafted in the 2nd round (22nd overall) by the Flint Firebirds in the 2018 Ontario Hockey League Under 18 Priority Selection

#21 KURTIS ROGERS

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 11"
Weight: 175lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2001-11-13
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Currently in his second full season in the NOJHL ... Scored 11 goals and 3 assists in 54 regular season games with the Thunderbirds last season ... Played 3 games with the Cochrane Crunch during the 2017-2018 regular season ... Made his NOJHL debut with the 2018 Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy champion Cochrane Crunch back on November 18th, 2017 in a road game against the Blind River Beavers ... Recorded his first two NOJHL points (1g 1a) with the Cochrane Crunch back on November 19th, 2017 in a road game against the French River Rapids ... Played in his first NOJHL playoff game with the Cochrane Crunch against the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners back in March 16th, 2018 ... Played three games with the Thunderbirds during the 2018-2019 regular season ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on December 14th, 2018 in a home game against the French River Rapids ... Scored his first goal as a member of the Thunderbirds back on February 27th, 2018 against the Espanola Express ... Signed with the Thunderbirds back on August 17th, 2019 ... Shared the Ted Brooks Award with teammate Will Josephson for Thunderbird Excellence In The Community in 2020

#24 WARNER YOUNG

Position: Defense
Height : 6' 02"
Weight: 185lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2000-03-02
Hometown: Newberry, MI, USA

Currently in his second season with the Thunderbirds ... Led all Thunderbird defensemen in scoring last season with 3 goals and 31 points in 53 games ... Led all NOJHL rookie blueliners in assists last season with 28 ... Tied the team record for most assists by a rookie defenceman in a regular season, joining Steven Bellini (2018) and Barnabas Birkeland (2003) ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds on September 7th, 2019 in a home game against the Soo Eagles ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) against the Blind River Beavers on September 14th, 2019 ... Had his first career multi point game (2 assists) against the Soo Eagles on September 22nd, 2019 ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against the Soo Eagles on December 7th, 2019 ... Recorded his first career two-goal game against the Elliot Lake Wildcats on December 8th, 2019 ... Had his career high 4-point game (4 assists) on February 8th, 2020 against the Elliot Lake Wildcats ... Named the Thunderbirds Defenceman of the Year last season ... Drafted in the 2nd round (38th overall) by the Gillette Wild in the 2018 NA3HL Draft

#25 MICHAEL CHAFFAY

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 09"
Weight: 205lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2002-06-09
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on June 6th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Great North Midget League’s Soo Jr. Greyhounds, where he finished first in team goals (34) and second in team points (53) in 35 regular season games ... Named a Great North Midget League’s First Team All-Star in 2019-2020 ... Played four games with the Thunderbirds during the 2018-2019 regular season, where he recorded 1 assist in 4 games played ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds on December 9th, 2018 in a road game against the Rayside Balfour Canadians ... Recorded his first career NOJHL point (assist) against the Espanola Express back on February 27th, 2019 ... Played eight games with the Thunderbirds during the 2019-2020 regular season, where he scored 1 goal and 3 assists along with 4 penalty minutes ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on January 10th, 2020 ... Had his first multi point game (1g 2a 3p) in the NOJHL against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on January 10th, 2020

#30 ALEX BUGEJA

Position: Goalie
Height : 5' 09"
Weight: 185lbs
Catches: Left
Date of Birth: 2001-02-23
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on October 15th, 2020 ... Spent last season with the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Fort Frances Lakers ... Had 10 wins, 14 losses, 2 overtime losses, 1 shootout loss, 1 shutout, a 9.01 save percentage and a 3.80 goals against average in 28 games last season with the Lakers

#61 COOPER SMYL

Position: Forward
Height : 6' 02"
Weight: 170lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2002-08-16
Hometown: Fairfield, CA, USA

Currently in his second season with the Thunderbirds ... Scored 16 times and set up 15 others in 49 regular season games with the Thunderbirds last season ... Scored his first NOJHL goal in his first game with the Thunderbirds back on September 7th, 2019 against the Soo Eagles ... Recorded his first NOJHL assist against the Blind River Beavers back on October 11th, 2019 ... Had his first career multi point game (1g 1a) against the Blind River Beavers back on October 11th, 2019 ... Had his career high four-point game (2g 2a) back on February 8th, 2020 against the Elliot Lake Wildcats ... Recipient of the Michael Doan Award for the Thunderbirds Most Improved Player

#63 CALEB WOOD

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 11"
Weight: 165lbs
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: 2000-03-29
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade with the Soo Eagles on September 6th, 2020 ... Scored 20 goals and set up 15 others in 50 regular season games with the Soo Eagles last season ... Finished tied for first in team goals with 19 and set up 17 others in 55 regular season games with the Soo Eagles back in 2018-2019 ... Led all NOJHL rookies in power play goals with 8 during the 2018-2019 regular season ... Played four games as an affiliate player with the Thunderbirds back in the 2016-2017 season ... Scored once and set up two others in his NOJHL debut with the Thunderbirds back on November 16th, 2016 in a 6-2 victory over the Elliot Lake Wildcats and was named First Star of the Game ... Originally signed with the Thunderbirds back on July 17th, 2017 ... Drafted in the 5th round (95th overall) by the Soo Greyhounds in the 2017 Ontario Hockey League Under 18 Priority Selection

#77 BROCK SANTA MARIA

Position: Forward
Height : 6' 00"
Weight: 170lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2002-09-27
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Currently in his second full season with the Thunderbirds ... Scored 7 times and set up 12 others in 50 regular season games with the Thunderbirds last season ... Attended Soo Greyhounds Training Camp as a free agent in the summer of 2019 ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 21st, 2018 in a road game against the Espanola Express ... Recorded his first two NOJHL points (1g 1a) against the Elliot Lake Wildcats back on January 27th, 2019

#85 CAMERON DUTKIEWICZ

Position: Defense
Height : 6' 00"
Weight: 195lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2001-06-25
Hometown: Timmins, ON, Canada

Came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade with the CCHL2’s Renfrew Timberwolves on September 16th, 2020 ... Scored 4 goals and set up 11 others in 40 games last season with the Timberwolves ... Served as an assistant captain with the Great North Midget League’s Timmins Majors during the 2018-2019 season ... Finished tied for first in team scoring with 21 points as a member of the Majors in the 2018-2019 ... Led the Majors in assists with 14 during the 2018-2019 season ... Played 3 games (including 2 playoff games) as an affiliate player with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Timmins Rock in 2018-2019 ... Made his NOJHL debut in a home game against the Soo Thunderbirds back on November 4th, 2018 ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) and playoff point back on March 25th, 2019 against the Hearst Lumberjacks

#91 PARKER MORGAN

Position: Forward
Height : 5' 08"
Weight: 175lbs
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 2000-03-07
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Signed with the Thunderbirds on September 18th, 2020 ... Played two seasons (2018-2020) with the Sault College Cougars Hockey Club, where he scored 14 goals and set up 20 others in 51 regular season games ... Helped lead the Cougars to an ACHA DIII championship title (National Champions) in 2019 ... Played three games as an affiliate player with the Espanola Express during the 2017-2018 season ... Made his NOJHL debut with the Express back on December 22nd, 2017 in a home game against the Elliot Lake Wildcats

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