Caruso and Boman Returning


The Soo Thunderbirds are proud to announce that defenseman Caleb Boman and forward Matt Caruso have committed back to the club for the 2015-2016 season.

Caruso, who scored 13 goals and 34 points through 44 games during his rookie season also led the NOJHL postseason with 14 goals including three consecutive hat tricks. The eighteen year old’s 14 playoff goals also set the new T-Birds record for most goals during a playoff season passing the trio of Jeff Rainville (2003), Matt Caria (2005) and Nick Minardi (2009), who all had 12. He also had a goal and two helpers in a 6-3 win over Fort Frances on April 29th, 2015 at the Dudley Hewitt Cup Tournament along with recording a goal through four games at the RBC Cup.

Boman, who completed his first full NOJHL season with the T-Birds, scored 9 goals and 32 points through 49 games along with recording an assist through 14 postseason contests. The eighteen year old’s 9 goals also set the T-Birds record for most goals in a single season by a rookie defenseman, passing Dylan King (2007), Matt Fuller (2011) and Owen Headrick (2014) who all had 8. He also recorded an assist through four games at the Dudley Hewitt Cup Tournament along with picking up a helper in four games at the RBC Cup.

The full list of commitments for the 2015-2016 season now includes Matt Caruso, Caleb Boman, Jaren Bellini, Brett Jeffries, Matt Mitchell, Joey Miller, Nathan Hebert, Brad Thrower, Brandon Grandinetti and Matt Busby.


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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.