Oldham joins the Thunderbirds


The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they have signed 2001 birth year forward Russell Oldham.

Oldham, who stands 6’1 and weighs 194 pounds, spent last season in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey with the St. Thomas Stars and the Komoka Kings.

The St. Thomas, Ontario native began the 2019-2020 season with his hometown St. Thomas Stars, where he notched 4 goals and 10 points in 17 games before finishing off the season with the Komoka Kings, where he found the back of the net 10 times and set up 14 others in 32 games.

The 19 year old was also selected in the 2nd round (22nd overall) by the Flint Firebirds in the 2018 Ontario Hockey League Under 18 Priority Selection.

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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.