T-Birds Drop In Copper Cliff

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By Matt Stefano

After clinching first place in the NOJHL for the second straight season in a 5-4 win over Sudbury back on February 28th at the Rhodes, the Soo Thunderbirds kicked off a one game road trip Wednesday in Copper Cliff for a rematch vs the Barons.

The Birds fell 3-0 Wednesday night at McClelland Arena as Sudbury got a pair of goals from Matt Neault including a short handed tally by Jacob Bonin.

Brian Kment made 20 stops in tonight’s loss.

The Thunderbirds will play their final home game of the regular season this Friday, March 6th from the Rhodes at 7:30 vs the Elliot Lake Wildcats. Fans are reminded to please be in their seats for 7:20 as we will have a pregame ceremony honoring our five overage players including Anthony Miller, Connor Dea, Eric Hillock, David Radke and Nick Tassone.

Note: T-Birds rookie forward and Hounds 2014 2nd round pick Boris Katchouk has been named the NOJHL’s Gongshow Gear player of the month for February after putting up 23 points through 9 games. The Vancouver, British Columbia native became the second T-Bird earn this honor after Mario Culina did in December.