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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 […]

Thunderbirds vs Beavers semifinals preview

By Matt Stefano The regular season is now over! And now the road to the Centennial Cup officially begins! After hitting the 30-win plateau for the thirteenth consecutive season and finishing in third place in the West Division with 67 points, the Soo Thunderbirds have gotten a bye into the NOJHL’s West Division semifinal series, […]

Soo Thunderbirds 2019-2020 regular season review

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds are getting set for postseason action after completing their 2019-2020 regular season. This season, the Thunderbirds finished off with a record of 30 wins, 19 losses, 3 overtime losses and 4 shootout losses, good for 67 points and third place in the NOJHL’s West Division. This year’s club had […]

Thunderbirds fall short to Eagles

By Matt Stefano After doubling up the Blind River Beavers by a score of 4-2 in their final home game of the regular season on Friday night at the John Rhodes, the Soo Thunderbirds were right back in action just 24 hours later as they made a trip across the St. Mary’s River to take […]

Savard’s three assists lead Thunderbirds to 30th victory

By Matt Stefano After dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Espanola Express back on Sunday afternoon in Espanola, the Soo Thunderbirds were back on home ice on Friday night as they took on the Blind River Beavers at the John Rhodes Community Centre. Friday night’s game also marked the final home game on the […]

Power play goals help Express defeat Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano After dropping a 6-3 decision to the Soo Eagles on Saturday night at the John Rhodes Community Centre, the Soo Thunderbirds were back in action less than 24 hours later as they made a trip to Espanola for a 4:00 p.m. matchup against the Express. Sunday’s game also marked the final afternoon […]

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