Thunderbirds to honour the late Michael Doan


The Soo Thunderbirds are proud to announce that they will honour a former member of their club this Saturday, December 9th in their home game against the Soo Eagles at 7:30 p.m. at the John Rhodes Community Centre.

The team will retire goaltender Michael Doan’s number (# 33) prior to game time.

Doan, who lost his life in a single-vehicle accident in Rochester, Minnesota this past summer, spent the 2010-2011 season with the Soo Thunderbirds, recording 25 wins in 37 games along with posting a .916 save percentage.

He was also the recipient of the Wayne Chase Memorial Trophy for the league’s lowest goals against average of 2.66 and shared the NOJHL Team Goaltending Award with Remo Febbraro.

Players and staff from the 2010-2011 team will be attending the ceremony.

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.