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Foster leads Thunderbirds past Red Wings

By Matt Stefano It didn’t take long for the Soo Thunderbirds to get back on the winning track! After having their three-game winning streak snapped against the Soo Eagles back on Sunday afternoon, the Soo Thunderbirds rebounded with a 6-2 victory over the Elliot Lake Red Wings on Wednesday night in Sault Ste. Marie. “Our […]

Soo Thunderbirds Thanksgiving Day Report: By The Numbers

By Matt Stefano Well hockey fans in Sault Ste. Marie, today is officially Thanksgiving Day on our side of the border and everybody pretty well has the day off! And with all players, management, coaching staff and game night staff members all away from the rink today, we’ve decided to take a look at some […]

Metivier gets first shutout and win as Thunderbirds blank Espanola

By Matt Stefano After picking up back to back victories in a home and home series against the Greater Sudbury Cubs during the week, the Soo Thunderbirds returned to the John Rhodes Community Centre on Saturday night as they took on the Espanola Express for the first time this season. The Thunderbirds, who entered Saturday […]

Game preview: Thunderbirds play home opener tonight vs Beavers

By Matt Stefano Tonight’s the night! NOJHL action takes place tonight at the John Rhodes Community Centre as your Soo Thunderbirds will host their 2021-2022 home opener against the Blind River Beavers, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Thunderbirds are entering tonight’s game with a 1-0 record, thanks to a 7-0 victory in their season opening […]

Foster signs with the Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano Another Sault native is starting his junior hockey career at home! The Soo Thunderbirds have announced on Tuesday that they have signed 2005-birth-year forward Cooper Foster. “It feels great to sign with the Thunderbirds and I’m very excited about this opportunity,” Foster said. Foster, who stands 5’11 and weighs 166 pounds, spent last […]

Henderson named Northern Ontario Scout of the Ottawa 67’s

By Matt Stefano Jamie Henderson now has a job in the O! The Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s have announced on Friday that they have hired Soo Thunderbirds assistant coach and general manager Jamie Henderson as the club’s Northern Ontario Scout. Henderson, who currently serves as the Thunderbirds assistant coach and general manager, is also […]

Matier gets drafted by the Predators

By Matt Stefano He played as an affiliate player with the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds back in 2018-2019, and now he’s an NHL draft pick! On Saturday afternoon, defenceman and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native Jack Matier was selected in the 4th round (124th overall) by the Nashville Predators in the second and final day of […]

Soo Thunderbirds graduate Calisti ranked in NHL Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings

By Matt Stefano The 2021 National Hockey League Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings have been released on Thursday morning with one Soo Thunderbirds graduate making the list. That Soo Thunderbirds graduate is Robert Calisti (Ranked 156th). Calisti, who is ranked 156th on the NHL Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings list, played one season with the […]

Matier wins gold medal with Team Canada Under-18

By Matt Stefano You can now add a gold medal to Jack Matier’s resume! On Thursday night, former Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Jack Matier won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship, which was held in Frisco, Texas. Matier and the Canadians defeated Team Russia by a score of […]

New Owners In The Bird Nest

By Matt Stefano There is now a new ownership group taking over the bird nest. The Nothern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that former NHL defenceman Trevor Daley, along with former OHL defenceman Cole Jarrett and his wife Lee-Anne, will now be the new leaders of the franchise. Daley and the […]

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