Soo Thunderbirds start regular season September 8th


The Soo Thunderbirds have announced their 2017-2018 regular season schedule and for the first time since 2009-2010, the club will open up their regular season on the road.

The four-time defending West Division champions will kick off their 19th season on Friday, September 8th in Hearst to take on the NOJHL’s newest franchise, the Hearst Lumberjacks at 7:00 p.m. from the Claude LaRose Arena.

The Soo will then make stops in Cochrane on September 9th and Timmins on September 10th.

After rounding out a three-game road trip to start the regular season, the Thunderbirds will then return to their home, the John Rhodes Community Centre, for their home opener on Friday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m. against 2017 NOJHL coach of the year Kyle Brick and his Blind River Beavers.

The Thunderbirds, who will play 27 home games and 27 road games, will also take part in the NOJHL Showcase at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury.

The complete NOJHL Showcase schedule will be announced later and will count towards regular season standings.

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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.