Gordon gets his 10th career shutout

Photo of Brandon Gordon credit to Jim Egan

The Soo Thunderbirds wrapped up a busy three-game road trip on Sunday afternoon as they were in Timmins to take on the Rock at McIntyre Arena.

After earning their first victory of the season Saturday night in Cochrane and improving their record to 1-1, the Thunderbirds were hoping conclude their road trip with a win and return home above the .500 mark.

A goal by Nick Smith from Noah Solinger and Ryan Mulligan at the 7:24 mark of the second period proved to be the game winner, as the Thunderbirds blanked the Timmins Rock 1-0 and have improved their record to 2-1.

Eric Jackson gave up 1 goal on 22 shots in the loss for Timmins while Thunderbirds goaltender Brandon Gordon made 26 saves for his 10th career shutout.

Gordon, who was named third star of the game, also recorded his 40th career win.

The Thunderbirds will now get set for their home opener on Friday, September 15th as they will take on 2017 NOJHL Coach of the Year Kyle Brick and his Blind River Beavers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the John Rhodes Community Centre.

(Photo of Brandon Gordon credit to Jim Egan)

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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.