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Thunderbirds get shutout by their former goaltender Alex Bugeja

By Matt Stefano After opening up the year 2022 with a 6-2 win over the Greater Sudbury Cubs on Friday night in the Soo, the Soo Thunderbirds were right back in action on Saturday night for their second straight home game as they took on the Powassan Voodoos, who made their first and only visit […]

Powassan makes their first and only visit to the Soo tonight

By Matt Stefano They haven’t played against each other in 798 days, but now they finally face each other again tonight! Tonight the Soo Thunderbirds will take on the Powassan Voodoos at the John Rhodes Community Centre, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This will also be Powassan’s first and only visit to the Soo this season. […]

Bugeja gets traded to Voodoos

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have traded 2001-birth-year-goaltender Alex Bugeja to the Powassan Voodoos in exchange for a player development fee. Last season with the Thunderbirds, the West Vancouver, British Columbia native had 9 wins, 2 losses, 2 shootout losses, a 2.37 goals against average and a league-best .936 […]

Thunderbirds announce 2020-2021 team award winners

By Matt Stefano With the 2020-2021 season officially in the books, the Soo Thunderbirds have decided to announce their team award winners on Thursday night. And one player who heard his name get called twice on Thursday night, was graduating forward Parker Morgan. STAFF AWARD: DON STARES The Thunderbirds Staff Award has only been in the team’s […]

A different, but a successful season for the Soo Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano The 2020-2021 season was a season like no other. A season that was short. A season without body contact. A season with only 50 fans in the stands at the John Rhodes. A season that was put on hold a few times. And a season that saw most NOJHL teams having their […]

Soo Thunderbirds By The Numbers

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds have just completed their 22nd season in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League and have been crowned 2021 COVID Cup champions. And yes, their 22nd season in the league was a different season due to COVID, but it was also a season that saw some good numbers. Here’s a […]

Thunderbirds make history by winning the COVID Cup

By Matt Stefano It was a different season compared to every other season, but the Soo Thunderbirds have been crowned champions. And not only have they been crowned champions, but they also made history by winning a trophy that was never seen in the NOJHL until now. On Sunday afternoon, the Soo Thunderbirds have clinched […]

Game preview: Thunderbirds and Beavers play game 7 of COVID Cup series

By Matt Stefano The time has come and the season is about to wrap up. Game 7 of the COVID Cup series between the Blind River Beavers and the Soo Thunderbirds takes place today at the John Rhodes Community Centre, beginning at 2:00 p.m. This will also be the final game of the 2020-2021 season, […]

Bugeja makes 41 saves, Thunderbirds double up Beavers

By Matt Stefano After doubling up the Blind River Beavers by a score of 8-4 in game one of the COVID Cup series back on Sunday afternoon, the Soo Thunderbirds were back in action on Thursday night for game two of the series at the John Rhodes Community Centre. Thursday night’s game also saw the […]

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