By Matt Stefano
Noah Boman is becoming a Cougar!
The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that graduate Noah Boman has committed to the ACHA Division 2 Sault College Cougars hockey club for the 2021-2022 season.
In 61 career games played with the Thunderbirds, the 21-year-old forward found the back of the net 33 times and set up 61 others.
In his first season with the Thunderbirds in 2018-2019, Boman scored 24 times and set up 52 others in 50 regular season games, and also finished tied for first in league scoring with his former teammate Lucas Theriault.
Boman, who had 52 assists in the 2018-2019 season, also became just the fifth player in franchise history to have a 50-assist season, joining Joey Coccimoglio (2003), Jeff Rainville (2003), Ryan Maunu (2005 & 2006) and Micky Sartoretto (2012).
Following his first season with the Thunderbirds, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native then ended up being traded to the OJHL’s Brantford 99ers back on June 5, 2019.
After spending a whole season in the OJHL during 2019-2020, Boman ended up being reacquired by the Thunderbirds in a trade from the OJHL’s Cobourg Cougars this past February.
Boman, who then finished the 2020-2021 season with his hometown Soo Thunderbirds, had 9 goals and 18 points in 11 games played with them.
Boman, who will be attending Sault College this fall while playing hockey the Cougars, will be studying Fitness and Health Promotion.
Boman becomes the third player out of the Soo Thunderbirds to commit to the Sault College Cougars this year, following Parker Morgan and Caleb Wood.
(Photo of Noah Boman credit to Bob Davies)