Thunderbirds get swept in home and home series vs Beavers

Photo credit to Bob Davies

After dropping a 4-1 decision to the Blind River Beavers on Friday night in Blind River, the Soo Thunderbirds were back on John Rhodes ice on Saturday for a rematch against the 3-0 Beavers.

The Thunderbirds ended up getting swept in the home and home series against the Beavers on Saturday night as they fell by a score of 6-4.

Beavers defenceman Bryan Clahassey led the way offensively with a power play goal and three helpers.

Forward Lucas Adams, who scored a pair of power play goals for the Beavers in Friday night’s 4-1 win in Blind River, had his second straight two goal game on Saturday night, including one on the man advantage.

Nathan Balkwill also had a two point night for the Beavers on Saturday night, setting up two goals.

Joel Martin, Caleb Serre and Milos Todorovic had the other goals for the Beavers while Jackson Legro, Jake Behnen, Jack Tos and Justin Mauro all chipped in with one assist each.

Thunderbirds co-captain Nolan Ford had a power play goal and an assist while second year forward Avery Rebek chipped in with two assists.

Flint Firebirds 2019 third round pick Tyler Dunbar had his first career multi point game, setting up two goals in the Thunderbirds loss while Stephen Pszeniczny and Warner Young had one assist each.

Cooper Smyl, Will Josephson and Matthew Bazarin had a goal each for the Soo.

Beavers netminder Jonathan Lemaire made 25 saves for the win.

Thunderbirds rookie netminder Dakota Meyer gave up 6 goals on 24 shots before being replaced in net by Colin Ahern.

With the loss, the Thunderbirds record had now fallen to 2-2 while the Beavers have improved their record to 4-0.

The Soo will now face the Rayside Balfour Canadians on Wednesday, September 18th at the John Rhodes, beginning at 7:00 p.m.


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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.


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