T-Birds Edge Eagles


Heading into Friday night’s action with a 7-1 record, the Soo Thunderbirds were in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for a match up against the Soo Eagles.

It also marked the return of defenceman Andrew Barbeau, who was reacquired from the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons on Monday.

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Birthday boy Drake Pilon, who turned seventeen years old on Friday, led the way with a goal and an assist for the T-Birds in a 3-1 victory over the Eagles.

Matt Busby (power play) and Matt Mitchell had the other goals for the Soo, while Jake Behse, Jaren Bellini, Nathan Hebert, Caleb Boman and Brett Jeffries all recorded assists.

Ryan Morse’s power play goal was the only tally for the Eagles with assists going to Korey Muzzy and Dayton Honkanen.

Nathan Warren made thirty saves for the T-Birds victory, while Jack Hickey gave up three goals on forty three shots in goal for the Eagles.

The Thunderbirds return home on Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 p.m. against the Soo Eagles at the Essar Centre.


Former Soo Thunderbirds forward Boris Katchouk was named first star of the game on Friday night for the Soo Greyhounds, scoring two goals and one assist in an 8-4 victory over the Guelph Storm. Kathocuk now leads the Greyhounds with four goals through three games played.

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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.