T-Birds Sign Generals Prospect

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Soo Thunderbirds

The Soo Thunderbirds Junior A hockey club is proud to announce they have signed 1998 birth year forward Zach Senecal.

Senecal, who stands 6’0 and 175 lbs had 20 goals and 39 points along with 28 penalty minutes through 33 games last season with the Soo Thunderbirds Midget AAA club. His 20 goals were also second most on the team. During 2014-2015, Zach also played a pair of games with the Junior A T-Birds.

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native was selected in the 7th round (136th overall) by the defending Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Zach and his family to the T-Bird program,” said T-Birds general manager Jamie Henderson. “We look forward to watching him develop this season and he’s certainly a player who will draw a lot of attention from NCAA coaches.”

Zach will be reunited with his T-Bird Midget teammates Matt Murray and Brad Thrower, who both signed with the T-Birds this offseason. The trio helped the T-Bird Midgets to a GNML title last season.

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Matt Stefano
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.