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Staff

Cole Jarrett
Head Coach

Took over as the new Thunderbirds co-owner and head back on April 30, 2021 … Named the Thunderbirds head coach back on July 15, 2021 … Served as an assistant coach with the Great North Under-18 Hockey League’s Soo Jr. Greyhounds from 2019-2021 … Played four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers from 1999-2003 … Helped the Plymouth Whalers win back to back Hamilton Spectator Trophies (OHL Regular Season Champions) in 1999 and 2000 … Led all Whaler defenceman in scoring during his last three seasons with the club from 2000-2003 … Drafted in the 5th round (141st) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft … Played three seasons with American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers from 2003-2006 … Suited up for one National Hockey League game with the New York Islanders during the 2005-2006 season … Played professional hockey in other leagues overseas, including the DEL, Swe-1, SM-liiga, EBEL, Asia League and the EIHL … Served as captain of the EBEL’s Graz99ers from 2011-2013 … Helped the Tohoku Free Blades win the Asia League championship in 2011 … Led all Asia League blueliners in goals (18) and points (51) during the 2010-2011 season … Led all EBEL blueliners in points during the 2013-2014 season with 43 … Named the Asia League’s Best Offensive defenceman in 2017 .. Helped the Belfast Giants win the EIHL Cup in 2018 … Brother of former Soo Thunderbirds forward and former OHL 2000 first overall pick Patrick Jarrett

Jeremy Rebek
Assistant Coach

Named the Thunderbirds assistant coach back on July 15, 2021 … Previously served as the Thunderbirds assistant coach from 2014-2016 … Helped the Thunderbirds win back to back Copeland Cup McNamara Trophies in 2015 and 2016 and one Dudley Hewitt Cup title in 2016 … Served as an assistant coach with the Soo Indians Under-18 hockey club during the 2016-2017 season … Played university hockey with Laurentian in the 1996-1997 season … Played hockey in the ECHL, UHL, IHL, AHL, Austria, Swiss-A, EIHL, Ger.2, and Italy-A … Father of former Soo Thunderbirds captain Avery Rebek

Joey Miller
Assistant coach

Named the Thunderbirds assistant coach back on July 15, 2021 … Served one season as the Thunderbirds assistant general manager back in 2017-2018 … Served two seasons as the Thunderbirds assistant coach from 2018-2020 … Helped the Thunderbirds to the NOJHL final in 2019 … Played as a forward with the Thunderbirds from 2011-2016 … Helped the Thunderbirds win back to back Copeland Cup McNamara Trophies in 2015 & 2016 and one Dudley Hewitt Cup title in 2016 … Recipient of the Ted Brooks Memorial Award for Player Excellence in the Community in 2013 … Recipient of the Thunderbirds Player’s Player Award in 2016 … Holds the Thunderbirds record for most career playoff games played with 56

Anthony Miller
Assistant Coach

Named assistant coach of the Soo Thunderbirds back on July 15, 2021 … Spent the two seasons as the Thunderbirds social media manager … Served one season as video coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Soo Greyhounds back in 2018-2019 … Played three seasons as a forward with the Soo Thunderbirds from 2012-2015 … Recipent of the Ted Brooks Memorial Award for Player Excellence In The Community back in 2013 … Helped the club to a 48-win and 99-point season back in 2013-2014, which turned out to be the season ever by any NOJHL team … Helped the Thunderbirds win their third Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy and their second Dudley Hewitt Cup title in 2015 … Recipient of the Soo Greyhound Award for the Thunderbirds Most Valuable Player back in 2015 … Suited up for Team NOJHL at the Central Canada Cup Challenge in Etobicoke, Ontario back in November of 2014 … Holds the Thunderbirds record for most career playoff goals with 24 … Named assistant coach of Northern Ontario Hockey at the 2019-2020 OHL Cup

Terry Barbeau
Goaltending Coach

Hired as the Thunderbirds goaltender coach back on July 15, 2021 … Played in net for one NOJHL game with the Soo Greyhounds back in the 1970-1971 season … Was a goaltender coach for many teams over the years, including the Under-18 Soo Hawks, Lake State Lakers, Soo Greyhounds, Saginaw Spirit, Under-18 Soo Indians and the Soo Thunderbirds

Jamie Henderson
General Manager/Assistant Coach

705-256-3606
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Hired as the Thunderbirds general manager back on April 30, 2021 … Named the Thunderbirds assistant coach back on July 15, 2021 … Has been the head coach of the Great North Under-18 Hockey League’s Soo Jr. Greyhounds from 2017 - present … Served as the director of hockey operations with the Lake Superior State University Lakers hockey club during the 2016-2017 season … Previously served as an assistant coach of the Soo Thunderbirds from 2010-2012 … Helped the Soo Thunderbirds win their second Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy and first Dudley Hewitt Cup title in 2012 … Came back to the Soo Thunderbirds in the 2014-2015 season, where he served as the club’s assistant general manager … Helped the Soo Thunderbirds win their third Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy and their second Dudley Hewitt Cup title in 2015 … Promoted to Soo Thunderbirds head general manager in the 2015-2016 season … Helped the club win the fourth Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy in 2016

Cole Clouthier
Assistant General Manager

Named the Thunderbirds assistant general manager back on July 15, 2021 … Has been working as a Thunderbirds game night staff member since 2018 … Has been working as a game night staff member with the Ontario Hockey League’s Soo Greyhounds since 2016

Dominic Buonomo
Equipment Manager

Chris Carr
Equipment Assistant

Erik Christenson
Athletic Trainer/Physiotherapist

Matt Stefano
Communications & In-Game Announcer

Ann Varco
Game Night Staff

Maureen Greco
Game Night Staff

Don Stares
Security

Bob Davies
Team Photographer

Anthony Miller
Social Media Manager

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