Thunderbirds vs Crunch Game Preview

By Matt Stefano

The Soo Thunderbirds will be at the John Rhodes Community Centre this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. for a matchup against the defending NOJHL champions, the Cochrane Crunch.

This will be Cochrane’s first and only visit to the John Rhodes.


In one meeting against the Crunch this season back on October 10th, the Thunderbirds defeated them 4-3 in a shootout at the NOJHL Showcase, which took place at the Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury.

Lucas Theriault, who had a goal and an assist, also had the shootout winner for the Thunderbirds.

Noah Boman also had a two point night with a goal and an assist.

Thunderbirds goaltender Colin Ahern made 31 saves for the victory.


Heading into today, Thunderbirds forward Noah Boman currently leads the NOJHL in assists with 13.

Second year defenceman Steven Bellini leads all NOJHL blueliners in scoring with 3 goals and 13 points.


At every Soo Thunderbirds home game, one lucky fan will be selected to shoot for a chance to win a 2019 Polaris XC 129 along with the 2018 Polaris Indy 120!

The shooter who scores, will qualify to shoot again at the last home game of the regular season!

All fans who qualify for the Polaris Shootout will receive a $10 gift card courtesy of Subway!

(Photo credit to Rod Aubertin/

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