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Thunderbirds vs Wildcats Game Preview

By Matt Stefano

Thanksgiving weekend continues tonight at the John Rhodes as the Thunderbirds (8-0) take on the Elliot Lake Wildcats (4-6-0-1).

The Thunderbirds, who are coming off a 5-1 victory over the Espanola Express last night, will take on the Wildcats, who are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Blind River Beavers back on Friday.

HEAD TO HEAD

The Thunderbirds are 2-0 against the Wildcats so far this season.

In the first meeting back on September 16th at the John Rhodes, the Thunderbirds defeated the Wildcats 6-1.

That game, forward Lucas Theriault had one goal and three assists while goaltender Colin Ahern made 24 saves.

In the second meeting back on September 23rd at the John Rhodes, the Thunderbirds defeated the Wildcats 4-3.

That game, forward Tyler Malpass scored twice and set up another while goaltender Colin Ahern made 22 saves.

LEAGUE LEADERS

After a three goal and one assist performance last night against Espanola, Lucas Theriault now leads the NOJHL in scoring with 9 goals and 18 points in 8 games.

Second year defenceman Steven Bellini, who had a two assist performance last night against Espanola, now leads all NOJHL defencemen in scoring with 3 goals and 10 points in 8 games.

RIVERCITY MOTORSPORTS WIN A POLARIS SHOOTOUT

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!

Don’t miss your chance to shoot during the first intermission tonight!

(Photo credit to Rod Aubertin/www.ssmphotos.com)

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