T-Birds lose third straight road game

Photo of Zach Senecal credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography
Photo of Zach Senecal credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography

Heading into Iroquois Falls on Saturday night with a record of 8 wins and 3 losses, the Soo Thunderbirds were looking to rebound after a 5-1 loss in Cochrane one night ago.

The T-Birds opened the scoring just 4:14 into the first as Ryan Waterhouse notched his 3rd as a T-Bird from Matt Caruso.

Zach Senecal, who has been goalless in his last four games, got his 9th of the season at 12:38 from Brendan Jay to make it a 2-0 T-Birds lead.

David Osborne, who had a goal and two assists against the T-Birds back on September 25th, would cut the T-Birds lead to 2-1 at 13:07 from Wade Auger and Alex Mitsionis.

Dillan Bruce’s 3rd from Blake Holowaty and Shadow Reuben tied things up at two at 15:46, before Josh Dejulio’s 1st at 16:50 from Phil Caron and Wade Auger gave the Eskis a 3-2 lead through one.

David Osborne’s second of the night on the power play at 3:54 from Jack Speer and Wade Auger was the only tally in the second period.

With the Soo trailing 4-2 heading into the third, it would be the Eskis adding two more.

Shadow Reuben’s 7th from Phil Caron and Riley Wagner at 3:44 made it a 5-2 game, before Grant Omyer’s 1st from Jordan Picard and Samuel Vigneux at 9:32 put the Eskis up by four.

The Soo went on to lose 6-2 to the Iroquois Falls Eskis at the Jus Jordan Arena.

Artem Bortovskiy made 51 saves for the Eskis while Doug Newhouse gave up 6 goals on 35 shots for the T-Birds loss.

The T-Birds, who have now dropped their third consecutive road game, have not lost three straight on the road since the 2013-2014 season.

The Soo will wrap up their three game East Division road trip on Sunday afternoon against the Timmins Rock at 2:00 p.m. from the McIntyre Arena.

(Photo of Zach Senecal credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)

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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.