T-Birds acquire Winn, Reed

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Soo Thunderbirds

tbirds winnAfter picking up defenceman Jake Reed from the Chatham Maroons earlier in the day, the Soo Thunderbirds have picked up another blue liner on Saturday evening as they acquired left defenceman Mike Winn from the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for player development fee.

Through three games this year with Prince George, the Ann Arbor, Michigan native had no points.

Winn, who stands 6’2 and weighs 190 pounds, spent last season with the NOJHL’s Soo Eagles, scoring twice and setting up eleven others along with collecting forty two penalty minutes through thirty nine regular season games.

The 1996 birth year defenceman is the third American born player added to the T-Birds current roster, as he joins goaltender Brandon Gordon and defenceman Alec Allen.

tbirds reedThe Soo Thunderbirds have announced on Saturday that they have acquired 1997 birth year left defenceman Jake Reed from the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons in exchange for player development fee.

Reed, who stands 6’1 and weighs 205 pounds, had 0 points and just 4 penalty minutes through 4 games this season with the Maroons.

The Chatham, Ontario native had 9 goals and 23 points along with 69 penalty minutes through 43 regular season games last year with the GOJHL’s St. Thomas Stars.

Reed is expected to join the T-Birds for tonight’s road game against Rayside Balfour at 7:00 p.m. from the Chelmsford 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.