Theriault’s four point night leads Thunderbirds past Wildcats

After defeating the Rayside Balfour Canadians 3-2 at Chelmsford Arena last Sunday and improving their record to 2-0, the Soo Thunderbirds returned home to the John Rhodes Community Centre on Sunday night as they took on the 1-2 Elliot Lake Wildcats.

Forward Lucas Theriault had another big game on home ice Sunday night as he recorded his second four point game of the season, scoring a power play goal and setting up three others to lead the Thunderbirds to a 6-1 victory over the Wildcats at the John Rhodes.

His first career four point game, came in the Thunderbirds home opener back on September 7th, when he scored twice and set up two others in a 7-5 win over the Soo Eagles.

“Its awesome for sure,” said Theriault, who now has eight points in his first three games of the season. “The boys are doing really well, we’re off to a good start and it’s great.”

With the win, the Thunderbirds have now improved their record to three wins and no losses.

“The boys are always together,” continued Therialut. “We’re starting great chemistry together. We have good brotherhood going, so we’ll just keep going to get some more wins.”

Thunderbirds defenceman Steven Bellini also had a big night offensviley, scoring a power play goal and setting up two others.

Captain Kaidan McDonald had a power play goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds while Noah Boman also had a big night offensivley with a goal and an assist.

Tyler Malpass and Avery Rebek had the other goals for the Soo while Cam Findlay, Tristan Cicchello, Jamie Damignani and Nolan Ford all set up a goal each.

Robert Carr had the only goal for the Wildcats at the 9:02 mark of the third, with Noah Minns picking up the only assist.

Carr’s goal, cut the Thunderbirds lead to 5-1.

Wildcats goaltender Greg Moon gave up 6 goals on 44 shots in the loss while Colin Ahern made 24 saves for the Thunderbirds victory.

The Soo will now get set for a road game against the Espanola Express this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re just going to practice hard and week and take it to them,” concluded Therialut.

(Photo credit to Rod Aubertin)


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