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Howanitz signs with the Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano A player from Colorado is joining the Bird nest! The Soo Thunderbirds have announced on Sunday that they have signed forward and Boulder, Colorado native Christian Howanitz for the upcoming season. “We are thrilled that Christian chose to come and play in our league for the Thunderbirds,” said Soo Thunderbirds general manager […]

Thunderbirds finalize their coaching staff

By Matt Stefano On April 30, former Plymouth Whalers defenceman and Soo native Cole Jarrett was named as the new Soo Thunderbirds head coach and co-owner. But on Thursday, July 15, the Thunderbirds have finalized the rest of their coaching staff that will be joining Jarrett for the upcoming season. The Soo Thunderbirds have announced […]

Hounds prospect signs with Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano Gibby is joining the Bird nest! The Soo Thunderbirds have announced on Wednesday that they have signed 2005-birth-year defenceman Andrew Gibson for the upcoming season. Gibson, who is from La Salle, Ontario, stands 6’2 and weighs 195 pounds. “It feels great to have the opportunity to play junior hockey in Sault Ste. […]

Former Thunderbird Katchouk hoists Stanley Cup with Tampa

By Matt Stefano What an outstanding season it was for Boris Katchouk! First, he finishes first in team scoring with the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch. Then, he gets called up by the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. And then finally, he got a chance to hoist the […]

Thunderbirds trade Hill to Cochrane

By Matt Stefano Another blueliner is on the move. The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have traded 2002-birth-year defenceman Mark Hill to the Cochrane Crunch in exchange for a player development fee. Hill, who is from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, played one season with the Thunderbirds in 2020-2021, where he recorded 3 assists […]

Chaffay Returns

By Matt Stefano Chaff is back! The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that forward Michael Chaffay will be returning to the club for the 2021-2022 season. Chaffay, who just turned 19-years-old back on June 9, will be entering his second full season with his hometown team. In his rookie season with the Thunderbirds in 2020-2021, […]

Six players returning to the Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that six players from last year’s roster will be returning to the club for the upcoming season. Those players are forwards Russell Oldham, Brock Santa Maria, Ty Zachary, Ethan Novello and Tyson Doucette and defenceman Kaden Dundas. FIREBIRD PROSPECT REMAINS A THUNDERBIRD Twenty-year-old forward and Sault […]

Zeppa joins the Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano The Soo Thunderbirds are adding another Noah between the pipes! After signing goaltender Noah Metivier back on June 12, the Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have signed 2002-birth-year netminder Noah Zeppa as a free agent for the upcoming season. Zeppa, who stands 5’11 and weighs 170 pounds, was a member […]

Thunderbirds Acquire Delarosbil From Express

By Matt Stefano Cole Delarosbil is coming home! The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have acquired forward and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native Cole Delarosbil from the Espanola Express in exchange for a player development fee. Delarosbil, who stands 6’1 and weighs 190 pounds, played the past two seasons with the Espanola Express […]

Metivier signs with Thunderbirds

By Matt Stefano After trading goaltender Alex Bugeja to the Powassan Voodoos on Friday, the Soo Thunderbirds wasted no time as they went out and brought in another goalie on Saturday. The Soo Thunderbirds have announced on Saturday that they have signed 2004-birth-year netminder Noah Metivier for the upcoming season. “We are excited to welcome […]

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