T-Birds Edged By Sens


By Matt Stefano

Heading into this morning’s action with an 0-1-1 record after tying the Don Mills Flyers yesterday afternoon, the Soo Thunderbird midgets faced off against the Ottawa Senators who entered today with an 0-2 record.

The Soo dropped a 5-3 decision to them this morning which now drops their record to 0-2-1 while the Senators picked up their first “W” of the tournament.

Lucas Millar led the way for the Birds with a goal and a helper while Jason Bednarski and Brad Thrower (powerplay) each scored once. Zach Taylor, Max Khull and Nolan Makkonen all registered single assists.

Troy MacTavish led the way for the Senators with a pair of goals and an assist while Colin Baggio also had a three point morning with a goal and two helpers. Single goals went to James Watt and Mason Farnes on the powerplay. Nick Dunnion had a trio of helpers while single assists went to Bobby Dow, Carter Hertner and Jerry Cole.

Joey Roberts was in goal for the loss.

Action continues tomorrow from the Westwood Arena at 5:30 when the T-Birds take on the Whitby Wildcats.

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Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.