T-Birds Fall To Canadians

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Thunderbirds vs Rayside Balfour Canadians

Brandon-GrandinettiHeading into Sunday evening’s action on a twelve game winning streak, the Soo Thunderbirds were looking to extend it to thirteen straight for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, but had to do it in their first visit to Chelmsford Arena as they took on the  Rayside Balfour Canadians.

It was also the third game in three nights for the T-Birds as they dropped a 4-2 decision to Rayside.

Brandon Grandinetti (power play) and Brett Jeffries had the goals for the Soo while Darian Pilon had one assist.

Danny Lepage scored a pair of goals including a power play marker while Ryan Mooney also had a two point night with a pair of assists. Otis Goldman (power play) and Matt Neault (empty net) had the other goals for Rayside while Brett Whitehead, Joel Lemay, Ryan Erickson, Makenzie MacMillan and Brad Chenier all had single assists.

T-Birds goalie Brandon Gordon gave up three goals on thirty shots while Mackenzie Savard stopped thirty one shots for the Canadians win.

Next action for the T-Birds is Friday, November 13th in Elliot Lake at 7:30 p.m. from Centennial Arena.

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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.