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Thunderbirds Acquire Williams

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have acquired 2001 birth year forward Ryan Williams from the CCHL2’s Richmond Royals in exchange for a player development fee. Williams, who comes from Edmonton, Alberta, played with three teams during the 2019-2020 season, including the Cochrane Crunch, Elliot Lake Wildcats and Richmond Royals. […]

Novello Joins The Bird Nest

By Matt Stefano Just over a month ago, the Soo Thunderbirds signed Korah Colts captain Kaden Dundas for the upcoming season. And today, they have inked another player out of high school hockey. The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have signed local forward Ethan Novello. Novello, who turned 17 years old back on […]

Thunderbirds sign another netminder

By Matt Stefano Three weeks ago on September 24th, the Soo Thunderbirds signed goaltender and Calgary, Alberta native Scott Young out of Sweden, and yesterday on October 15th, they added another netminder by signing Alex Bugeja. Bugeja, who is a 2001 birth year netminder, spent last season with the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Fort […]

Doucette signs with the Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano He spent last season with the Great North Midget League’s Soo Greyhounds Midget AAA club, but now he’s moving up to Junior A to join the Bird Nest. The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have signed 2004 birth year forward Tyson Doucette. Doucette, who stands 5’5 and weighs 165 pounds, […]

Thunderbirds Get Young

By Matt Stefano He played between the pipes last season in Sweden, but now he’s coming to the Soo to play in net for the Birds. The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have signed 2000 birth year goaltender Scott Young. Young, who stands 6’5 and weighs 180 pounds, suited up for a pair […]

Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday: (Ryan Maunu 2004-2006)

By Matt Stefano Welcome to week No. 3 of Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday! Last week on Thurdsay, April 9th, we went all the way back to 2006-2008, when the Thunderbirds had local forward Brett Perlini. But in today’s edition, we’ve decided to go all the way back to 2004-2006, when the Thunderbirds had local forward Ryan […]

Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday: (Brett Perlini 2006-2008)

By Matt Stefano Welcome to week No. 2 of Thunderbirds Throwback Thursday! In these Throwback Thursdays, we always take the time to reflect on past Soo Thunderbirds top scorers. In last week’s edition, we went all the way back to the Thunderbirds inaugural season (1999-2000), when they were led in scoring by Patrick Jarrett. But […]

Kovacs gets drafted by Colts

By Matt Stefano It’s been sixteen years since a Soo Thunderbird got drafted by an Ontario Hockey League team, but that all changed on Saturday, April 4th, when the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection took place on With twenty Ontario Hockey League teams participating in the 15-round draft, it wasn’t until round 13, […]

Boucha finishes junior hockey career in the Soo

By Matt Stefano He was only in the Soo for a short period of time, but he still ended his junior hockey career as a member of the Soo Thunderbirds. Defenceman Jacob Boucha, who came over to the Thunderbirds in a trade with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners back on January 8th, went on to […]

A tribute to Nolan Ford

By Matt Stefano With the NOJHL season cut short due to the coronavirus, the Soo Thunderbirds would like to take this time to recognize their graduating captain # 27 Nolan Ford. Ford, who was also known as “Fordy”, spent three seasons with the Soo Thunderbirds from 2017-2020, recording 19 goals and 68 points in 161 […]

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