Thunderbirds vs Eagles Game Preview

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Tonight is game # 56 on the Soo Thunderbirds schedule, marking the final game of the 2017-2018 regular season.

The Thunderbirds, who enter tonight’s game with a record of 36 wins, 16 losses, 2 ties and 1 overtime loss, will take on their cross border rivals, the Soo Eagles.

The Thunderbirds, who will finish the regular season tonight sitting in second place in the NOJHL’s West Division, will take on an Eagles team that has a record of 34 wins, 20 losses and 1 tie, good for 69 points.

A win by the Thunderbirds tonight will give them their 37th win of the season, which will tie the Rayside Balfour Canadians for the second most wins in the NOJHL this season.


Thunderbirds rookie defenceman Tristan Cicchello is the latest member of the club to celebrate a birthday.

Cicchello, who turns 17 today, currently has 4 goals and 12 points and sits second in team penalty minutes with 62.

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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.