Milestone game for Chaffay

By Matt Stefano When Soo Thunderbirds assistant captain Michael Chaffay skates on Blind River Community Centre ice tomorrow night in Blind River, tomorrow night’s game will also mark a milestone game for the 20-year-old Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native. Tomorrow night in Blind River, Chaffay will suit up for his 100th career Northern Ontario Junior […]

Birds vs Rapids today at 4:15 p.m.

By Matt Stefano It’s been 791 days since these two teams last met, but now they will finally meet each other again this afternoon! Saturday afternoon hockey takes place today at the John Rhodes Community Centre as your Soo Thunderbirds will take on the French River Rapids, beginning at 4:15 p.m. The Thunderbirds are entering […]

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 […]

Smyl scores twice, but Thunderbirds drop second straight

By Matt Stefano A six-game cohort series against the Blind River Beavers officially came to an end on Sunday afternoon in Blind River. After opening up the series against the Beavers with four straight wins, before losing to them by a score of 4-1 on Saturday afternoon, the Soo Thunderbirds were right back in action just […]

Shorthanded goals help Thunderbirds defeat Beavers

By Matt Stefano Shorthanded goals sure paid off for Soo Thunderbirds on Tuesday night. After hammering the Blind River Beavers by a score of 7-2 back on Sunday afternoon in Blind River, the Soo scored five times, including a pair of shorthanded tallies on Tuesday night, helping them to a 5-3 win over the Blind River […]

Game Preview: Thunderbirds take on Beavers in a Tuesday night battle

By Matt Stefano Tuesday night hockey takes place tonight at the John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie as the Soo Thunderbirds take on the Blind River Beavers in their fourth straight meeting, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This will also be game four of the six-game cohort series between these two clubs. BEST IN THE […]

Smyl gets a hat trick, Thunderbirds move into first in the West

By Matt Stefano After opening up the month of February and the year 2021 with back to back victories over the Blind River Beavers last week on Wednesday and Friday in the Soo, the Soo Thunderbirds were back in action on Sunday afternoon as they made the trip to Blind River for their third straight […]

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