T-Bird Alumni Flashback – # 30 Mario Culina

Soo Thunderbirds stats

2014-2015 regular season/playoffs:

GP 28 W 21 L 7 SO 3 GAA 2.31 SV% .910/GP 7 W 6 L 0 SO 3 GAA 1.30 SV% .938

2015-2016 regular season:

GP 9 W 9 L 0 SO 2 GAA 1.43 SV% .928

2015 Dudley Hewitt Cup:

GP 3 W 2 L 0 OTL 1 SO 0 GAA 2.53 SV% .904


Culina helped the T-Birds capture their third Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy and second Dudley Hewitt Cup title in 2015 …. Won the Joey Mancuso Award for the T-Birds rookie of the year in 2015 …. Suited up for Team NOJHL at the 2014 Central Canada Cup Challenge …. Won the Wayne Chase Memorial Award for the NOJHL’s lowest goals against average in 2015 …. Shared the NOJHL Team Goaltending Award with Brian Kment in 2015


Currently in his second season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires.


Following his rookie season with the Thunderbirds, Culina signed with the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires as a free agent in September of 2015.


Mario Culina, Drake and Darian Pilon have all made the Ontario Hockey League as free agents following their rookie seasons with the T-Birds.

(Photo credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)

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