T-Birds complete four player trade


The Soo Thunderbirds have announced on Thursday that they have sent defenceman Matt Busby and the rights to defenceman Dakotah Woods to the OJHL’s Aurora Tigers in exchange for overage forwards Ryan Waterhouse and Austin Kozluk.

Dundas, Ontario native Ryan Waterhouse, who stands 6’2 and weighs 190 pounds, had 1 goal and 4 penalty minutes through 5 outings this year with the Aurora Tigers.

Last season with the GOJHL’s Guelph Hurricanes, Waterhouse had 16 goals and 33 points through 49 regular season games and collected 28 penalty minutes.

Orangeville, Ontario native Austin Kozluk, who stands 6’4 and weighs 195 pounds, had 1 goal and 1 assist along with 10 penalty minutes through 5 outings this year with the Aurora Tigers.

Last season, Kozluk also played 25 games with the QMJHL’s Sherbrooke Phoenix, where he had 1 goal and 8 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.