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Gibson and Foster get recognized by their OHL teams

By Matt Stefano The 2022-2023 Ontario Hockey League regular season is now officially over, but this season was one that saw two former Soo Thunderbirds win Rookie of the Year awards with their OHL clubs. This season, former Soo Thunderbirds forward Cooper Foster was named the Rookie of the Year for the Ottawa 67’s while […]

Gibson and Foster make NHL Central Scouting’s Midseason Rankings list

By Matt Stefano A pair of Soo Thunderbird graduates have made the NHL Central Scouting’s Midseason Rankings list for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in June. Those two Soo Thunderbird graduates are defenceman Andrew Gibson and forward Cooper Foster. Gibson, who is currently in his first season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Soo Greyhounds, spent […]

Raffaele remains perfect as Eagles defeat Thunderbirds in a shootout

By Matt Stefano Logan Raffaele remains unbeaten. On Friday night, Soo Eagles goaltender Logan Raffaele improved his record to 6 wins and 0 losses on the season, as he made 31 saves to help lead the Soo Eagles to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Soo Thunderbirds at Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. […]

Thunderbirds get shutout by Senators

By Matt Stefano If you want to win hockey games, you need to find a way to score goals and get plenty of shots on net. But in this year’s Centennial Cup tournament, both of those things have seemed to be a problem for the Soo Thunderbirds. On Monday afternoon, in their third game of […]

Thunderbirds begin Centennial Cup tournament tonight vs Flin Flon

By Matt Stefano It all starts tonight! The Soo Thunderbirds will play their opening game of the 2022 Centennial Cup tournament (Presented by Tim Hortons) tonight at 6:00 p.m. as they will take on the SJHL’s Flin Flon Bombers at Affinity Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan. And as we get set for tonight’s game, here’s what […]

Thunderbirds begin NOJHL final tomorrow night vs Hearst

By Matt Stefano Three seasons ago, the Hearst Lumberjacks defeated the Soo Thunderbirds four-games-to-three in the NOJHL final to go on to win their first ever Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy. And since then, no team was able to play for the Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy due to COVID-19. But now, here in 2022, the same […]

VIDEO: Foster’s opening goal of the game in game 3

Cooper Foster’s goal just 34 ticks into the first period last night gave the Thunderbirds an early 1-0 lead against the Eagles. Foster and the Thunderbirds also went on to defeat the Eagles 4-1 last night in game 3 of the NOJHL West Division final series. The Thunderbirds now lead the NOJHL West Division final […]

VIDEO: Cooper Foster puts things away in OT

Super Cooper to the rescue! Cooper Foster’s first career overtime goal last night, gave the Thunderbirds a 4-3 overtime victory over the Soo Eagles in game 2 of the NOJHL West Division final series. Foster, who scored the overtime winner last night, finished the night with two goals and one assist. (Video courtesy of

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