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Player Profiles

# 2 Tyler Dunbar

Position: Defense

Height : 6'1

Weight: 180

Date of Birth: 2003-12-18

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Entering his first full season with the Thunderbirds ... Drafted by the Flint Firebirds in the 3rd round (44th overall) in 2019 ... Drafted by the Omaha Lancers in the 3rd round (46th overall) in the 2019 USHL Futures Draft ... Split time last season with the Soo Thunderbirds Minor Midget AAA club and the Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club ... Had 4 goals and 16 points last season with the Soo Thunderbirds Minor Midgets ... Had 1 assist in 7 games last season with the Soo Thunderbirds Midgets ... Made his NOJHL debut with the Thunderbirds back on February 27th, 2019 in a home game against Espanola ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) against Espanola in February 27th, 2019

# 3 Orrin Grangroth

Position: Defense

Height : 5'9

Weight: 170

Date of Birth: 2000-01-25

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Litchfield, MN

Signed with the Thunderbirds during the 2019-2020 regular season ... Scored 12 goals and 24 points in 25 games last season with the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato High Dragons in the USHS-MN during the 2017-2018 season ... Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by Willmar WarHawks in the 2018 NA3HL Draft

# 4 Chase MacIntyre

Position: Defense

Height : 6’0

Weight: 185

Date of Birth: 2002-06-29

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Echo Bay, Ontario

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Split time last season with the GTHL's Mississauga Senators Midget AAA club and the OJHL's Georgetown Raiders ... Had 3 goals and 7 points as a member of the Senators ... Had a goal and two assists in 7 games with the Raiders

# 8 Colton Hayes

Position: Forward

Height : 6’4

Weight: 200

Date of Birth: 2000-06-15

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Escanaba, Michigan

Acquired in a trade with the OJHL's Wellington Dukes in October ... Had 1 assist in 10 games with the Dukes this season ... Led the Soo Indians 18U AAA club in scoring during the 2017-2018 season with 19 goals and 31 points in 53 games

#11 Jacob Kovacs

Position: Forward

Height : 5'9

Weight: 155

Date of Birth: 2003-09-25

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, On

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Split time last season with the Soo Thunderbirds Minor Midget AAA club and the Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club ... Led the Soo Thunderbirds Minor Midget AAA club in scoring last season with 11 goals and 24 points in 24 games ... Had a goal and an assist in 6 games played with the Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club last season

#12 Cooper Smyl

Position: Forward

Height : 6'0

Weight: 160

Date of Birth: 2002-08-16

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Fairfeild, CA

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Spent last season with the Soo Indians 18U AAA club, where he had 4 goals and 15 points in 42 games.

#14 Camden Findlay

Position: Forward

Height : 5’10

Weight: 175

Date of Birth: 2001-08-10

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Entering his second full season with the Thunderbirds ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on November 12th, 2017 in a road games against the Elliot Lake Wildcats ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) on September 16th, 2018 vs Elliot Lake ... Scored his first NOJHL goal on November 25th, 2018 vs the Soo Eagles ... Recipient of the John L. Cohen Award (Sponsored By Traders Steel) for the Thunderbirds Scholastic Player Of The Year in 2018-2019

# 15 Tristan Cicchello

Position: Defense

Height :5'10

Weight:160

Date of Birth: 2001-03-07

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Entering his third season with the Thunderbirds ... Attended the Hamilton Bulldogs Rookie Camp and the Sudbury Wolves Training Camp as a free agent in 2018 ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 8th, 2017 in a road game against Hearst ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) back on October 10th, 2017 against Hearst ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against Espanola back on October 18th, 2017 ... Recorded his first career hat trick on April 4th, 2018 against Rayside Balfour

#16 Kevin Parra-Vaughan

Position: Defense

Height : 6’1

Weight: 220

Date of Birth: 2000-01-31

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Hollywood, Florida

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Came over in a trade with the SIJHL's Dryden Ice Dogs this past August ... Split time last season with the MJAHL champion Yarmouth Mariners and the SIJHL's Dryden Ice Dogs ... Had 0 points in 3 games played last season with the Yarmouth Mariners ... Had 3 goals and 18 points in 40 games with the Ice Dogs last season

#17 Avery Rebek

Position: Forward

Height : 6'0

Weight: 175

Date of Birth: 2000-05-24

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Entering his second full season with the Thunderbirds ... Attended Soo Greyhounds Training Camp as a free agent this past summer ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 16th, 2017 in a home game against Powassan ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) on September 7th, 2018 against the Soo Eagles ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against Rayside Balfour on September 9th, 2018 ... Led all Thunderbird rookies in scoring last year 11 goals and 22 points in 46 games ... Son of former Thunderbirds assistant coach Jeremy Rebek

#18 Brock Santa Maria

Position: Forward

Height : 6'0

Weight: 170

Date of Birth: 2002-09-27

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Entering his first full season with the Thunderbirds ... Spent last season with the GNML's Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club, where he led the team in scoring with 18 goals and 28 points in 36 games ... Attended Soo Greyhounds Training Camp as a free agent this past summer ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 21st, 2018 in a road game against Espanola ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against the Elliot Lake Wildcats on January 27th, 2019

#19 Will Josephson

Position: Defense

Height : 6'0

Weight: 170

Date of Birth: 2001-06-18

Catches: Right

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds... Signed with the Thunderbirds this past August ... Split time last season with O'Connor High in the USHS-AZ and the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U18 in the T1EHL U18 ... Had 10 goals and 16 points in 9 games last season with O'Connor High ... Had 3 goals and 2 assists in 17 games with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U18 club

#21 Kurtis Rogers

Position: Forward

Height : 5’11

Weight: 175

Date of Birth: 2001-11-13

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Entering his first full season with the Thunderbirds ... Served as captain of the GNML's Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club in 2018-2019 ... Scored 6 goals and set up 10 others in 30 games last season with the Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club ... Played 3 regular season games with the 2018 NOJHL champion Cochrane Crunch during the 2017-2018 season ... Played in his first NOJHL game with the Cochrane Crunch back on November 18th, 2017 ... Scored his first NOJHL goal on November 19th, 2019 against French River ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on December 14th, 2018 ... Scored his first goal in a Thunderbird uniform against Espanola on February 27th, 2019

#22 Nick Smith

Position: Forward

Height : 5'10

Weight: 155

Date of Birth: 1999-02-02

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Entering his fourth full season with the Thunderbirds ... Suited up for Team NOJHL West at last year's Eastern Canada Cup Challenge ... Finished third in team scoring last season with 27 goals and 54 points in 45 games ... Recipient of the Joe Rocchetta Memorial Award for the Thunderbirds top scorer in 2017-2018 ... Tied the Thunderbirds record for most power play goals scored at home in a regular season with 8 in 2017-2018 ... Tied the Thunderbirds record for most goals scored by one player in a single game with 5 back on October 18th, 2017 against Espanola ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on December 9th, 2015 in a home game against Rayside Balfour ... Recorded his first NOJHL point (assist) against Rayside Balfour back on September 10th, 2016 ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against Elliot Lake on September 11th, 2016

# 23 Daniel Bazarin

Position: Forward

Height : 6'5

Weight: 205

Date of Birth: 2001-07-31

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Roseneath, Ontario

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Played for five different teams last season, including the Palm Beach Hawks (USPHL Premier), Palm Beach Hawks (USPHL Elite), Mid Cities Jr. Stars (NA3HL), Butte Cobras (NA3HL) and the Cape Cod Islanders (NA3HL) ... Finished off last season with the Cape Cod Islanders, where he had 9 goals in 5 games... Younger brother of Thunderbirds forward Matthew Bazarin

#24 Warner Young

Position: Defense

Height : 6’2

Weight: 180

Date of Birth: 2000-03-02

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Newberry, Michigan

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Drafted by the Gillette Wild in the 2nd round (38th overall) in the 2018 NA3HL Draft ... Scored 5 goals and 16 points in 46 games last season with the Soo Indians 18U AAA club

#25 Mackenzie Walkington

Position: Forward

Height : 5'9

Weight: 175

Date of Birth: 2000-10-25

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Cardiff, GBR

Signed with the Thunderbirds in October ... Came over from the MJHL's Neepawa Natives ... Selected by the Yorkton Terriers in the 6th round (61st overall) in the 2015 SJHL Bantam Draft

#26 Tyler Savard

Position: Forward

Height : 6'2

Weight: 170

Date of Birth: 2003-04-06

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Peterborough, Ontario

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Drafted by the Soo Greyhounds in the 11th round (220th overall) in 2019 ... Spent last season with the ETAMMHL's Peterborough Petes Minor Midget AAA club, where he finished second in team scoring with 12 goals and 26 points in 26 games ... Son of former NHL superstar Marc Savard

#27 Nolan Ford

Position: Forward

Height : 5'11

Weight: 165

Date of Birth: 1999-12-20

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Richard Landing, Ontario

Entering his third season with the Thunderbirds ... Attended Soo Greyhounds Training Camp back in Summer of 2017 ... Recipient of the Michael Doan Memorial Award for the Thunderbirds Most Improved Player in 2017-2018 ... Named the Thunderbirds Most Sportsmanlike Player in 2018-2019 ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds back on September 8th, 2017 in a road game against the Hearst Lumberjacks ... Scored his first NOJHL goal against Espanola on September 17th, 2017

# 28 Matthew Bazarin

Position: Forward

Height :6'5

Weight: 210

Date of Birth:200-06-30

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Roseneath, Ontario

Entering his first full season with the Thunderbirds ... Came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade back with the OJHL's Stouffville Spirit on September 27th, 2018 ... Made his debut with the Thunderbirds on October 6th, 2018 in a home game against Espanola ... Recorded his first point (assist) in a Thunderbird uniform on October 7th, 2018 vs Elliot Lake ... Recorded his first hat trick on March 2nd, 2019 against the Soo Eagles ... Led the Thunderbirds in penalty minutes last season with 92 ... Set the new team record for most penalty minutes in a single postseason with 61 during the 2019 playoffs

#30 Dakota Meyer

Position: Goalie

Height : 5'10

Weight: 160

Date of Birth: 2000-01-20

Catches: Left

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Entering his first season with the Thunderbirds ... Posted a 3.00 goals against average and a .900 save percentage last season with the Soo Indians 18U AAA club

# 35 Colin Ahren

Position: Goalie

Height : 6'1

Weight: 170

Date of Birth: 1999-09-08

Catches: Left

Hometown: Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Entering his second season with the Thunderbirds ... Suited up for Team NOJHL West at last year's Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge ... Played in his first NOJHL game on September 7th, 2018 against the Soo Eagles ... Recorded his first win on September 7th, 2018 vs the Soo Eagles ... Tied the Thunderbirds record for most games played by a goaltender in a single postseason with 15 during the 2019 playoffs ... Named the Thunderbirds Rookie Of The Year in 2018-2019 ... Shared the NOJHL's Team Goaltending Award with former teammate William Anderson in 2018-2019

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