Algoma Thunderbirds Compete Across the Sault this Weekend


The Algoma Thunderbirds will see plenty of action this weekend with the men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, and cross-country running teams in competition in Sault Ste. Marie.

At Superior Heights, the men’s and women’s soccer teams will be taking on the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. After earning a draw against the Brock Badgers on Sunday, the men are hoping to continue the momentum and pick up further OUA points with a win over the purple and gold. Last season, the men earned one draw and one loss to the Hawks. The Golden Hawks are currently 3-3-1 in the West.

On the women’s side, the Thunderbirds are looking for a win in this weekend’s games to snap their eight-game losing streak. The Hawks are 2-1-4.

Game times are 1:00pm (women) and 3:00pm (men) on Saturday and 12:00pm (women) and 2:00pm (men) on Sunday.

In the George Leach Centre, the Thunderbirds will be hosting the popular Algoma Basketball Classic (ABC) Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Participants include both Thunderbirds squads, the Sault College Cougars, Fleming College Knights, and Canadore College Panthers. The tournament tips-off with an OCAA showdown between the Knights and Panthers on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm. The complete tournament schedule can be viewed online at

On Saturday, the Algoma Thunderbirds women’s basketball team will be at Sault College, taking on the Cougars in their second meeting of the season. Game time is 6:00pm.

The cross-country running team will be in competition on Sunday in the 31st annual Trail Trot at Hiawatha Highlands.

For more information on the Algoma Thunderbirds, including schedules and rosters, please visit