T-Birds acquire Smith


The Soo Thunderbirds have announced that they have completed a trade with the OJHL’s Wellington Dukes.

The T-Birds have sent goaltender Connor Ryckman to the Dukes in exchange for forward Greg Smith along with PDF.

Smith, who comes from Ajax, Ontario, stands 6’0 and weighs 165 pounds.

Last season with the Dukes, the 18 year old had 1 goal and 6 points through 17 regular season games along with just 6 penalty minutes.

He also suited up for 14 regular season games last year with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack, recording 1 assist and just 6 penalty minutes.

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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.