T-Birds Edge Voodoos In Overtime

(Photo credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)

After dropping a 2-1 overtime decision in Kirkland Lake on Saturday night, the Soo Thunderbirds rebounded on Sunday afternoon in Powassan with a 5-4 overtime win over the Voodoos.

T-Birds defenceman Caleb Boman had a multi goal game with a pair of tallies including the overtime winner on the power play. Forward Matt Caruso, who continues to lead the team in points, led the way offensively with three assists. Overage forward Nathan Hebert had a two point game with a goal and a helper while Matt Busby also had a multi point game with a pair of helpers. Caleb Boman and Matt Pinder (power play) had the other goals for the Soo while single assists went to Mark Tassone, Joey Miller and Brett Jeffries.

Kyle Moore had a goal and an assist for the Voodoos while Aaron Beauchamp also had a multi point game with two assists. Tyler Peters (power play), Eric Champagne (power play) and Jake Staples (short handed) had the other goals for Powassan while Mike Silveri had a single assist.

T-Birds goaltender Connor Ryckman made 23 saves for his first career NOJHL victory while Garrett Forrest gave up 5 goals on 64 shots for the Voodoos.

The T-Birds, who have swept the season series 2-0 against the Voodoos, will now return home on Friday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. against the French River Rapids from the Essar Centre.

NOTE: Caleb Boman, who notched his 11th and 12th goal of the season, giving him 21 in his career on Sunday afternoon, broke the Soo Thunderbirds record for most career goals by a defenceman, passing with Bronson Kovacs (2006-2010) and Justin Shelleby (2004-2006), who both shared the previous record with 20.


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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.