By Matt Stefano
The Soo Thunderbirds losing streak is now at four games.
On Sunday afternoon, the Soo Thunderbirds lost their fourth game in a row in Timmins as they fell to the defending NOJHL champion Timmins Rock by a score of 5-4 at McIntyre Arena.
Rock assistant captain Nolan Ring had a goal and two assists on Sunday afternoon while 2023 NOJHL Playoff MVP Harry Clark had three assists.
Rock rookie forward Jaden Lyons recorded two goals, including a shorthanded tally and the game-winner while Liam Wells also had a multi-point game of his own, as he scored once and set up another.
Kaeden McArthur also had a goal for the Rock on Sunday afternoon while Rock captain Felix Cadieux-Fredette chipped in with one assist.
Thunderbirds forward Alex Remenda led the way offensively for his club with a pair of goals and an assist while forward Grayson Ebrahim scored once and set up another.
James Legler also scored once for the Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon while Jacob Smith and Daniel Beaupre both set up two goals each.
Connor Stokes also got on the scoresheet for the Thunderbirds with one assist of his own.
Thunderbirds affiliate goaltender Alex Hall, who made his NOJHL debut on Sunday afternoon against his hometown Timmins Rock, gave up 5 goals on 30 shots in the loss while Rock goaltender Patrick Boivin made 22 saves for the victory.
The Thunderbirds will now be back on home ice this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. when they take on the Iroquois Falls Storm, who will make their first ever appearance to the John Rhodes.