T-Birds Training Camp

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Photo by Jim Egan

With summer prospects camp getting set to wind down, the Soo Thunderbirds Junior A hockey club is getting set to hold their 2016 training camp at the John Rhodes Community Centre from August 19th-21st.

The T-Birds, who are preparing for their 18th season in the NOJHL, have won a total of four Copeland Cup McNamara Trophies in 2009, 2012, 2015 & 2016 and have won two Dudley Hewitt Cup titles in 2012 & 2015.

Former T-Birds who are currently playing in the Ontario Hockey League, include Medric Mercier (Soo Greyhounds), Mario Culina (Windsor Spitfires), Nick Pastorious (Niagara IceDogs), Nick Sicoly (Guelph Storm) Boris Katchouk (Soo Greyhounds).

Katchouk was also drafted by the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightening in the 2nd round (44th overall) this past June.

With several spots up for grabs on this year’s roster, cost for training camp is $125.00 and permission to skate slips must be brought to the rink if they are needed.

Training camp dates & times:

Friday, August 19th

Registration at 6:00 p.m.
Team Black vs Team Red scrimmage from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20th

First scrimmage from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Second scrimmage from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 21st

Final scrimmage from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In order to register, please email T-Birds head coach and general manager Jordan Smith at [email protected] or by calling him at 705-206-3112.

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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.