Thunderbirds drop Centennial Cup opener

ESTEVAN, Sask. – The Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) surged to a three-goal lead and never looked back as they cruised to 6-1 victory over the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds Thursday in opening day action at the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. Trading early chances, the opposing netminders were equal to […]

Soo Thunderbirds Centennial Cup preview

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champion Soo Thunderbirds are in Estevan, Sask., and are gearing up to open up play Thursday at the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons. Here’s a look at the Thunderbirds heading into the 10-team event: HOW THEY ARRIVED: Playoff success saw the Sault Ste. Marie side […]

NOJHL names its final Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for 2021-22

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the Soo Thunderbirds trio of Brock Santa Maria, Noah Metivier and Youssef Chaouachi have been named its final Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the 2021-22 season. BROCK SANTA MARIA, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – The Thunderbirds’ captain was clutch for his […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Soo Thunderbirds crowned NOJHL champions

Photos: Jay Houslander – SaultSports.com SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Captain Brock Santa Maria’s goal, 3:26 into overtime, lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Hearst Lumberjacks Thursday evening in the seventh and deciding game of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy championship series at John […]

Thunderbirds’ Metivier named NOJHL Playoff MVP

Photo: Jay Houslander – SaultSports.com SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Soo Thunderbirds’ goaltender Noah Metivier has been named its 2022 Playoff Most Valuable Player. The 18-year-old Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., product backstopped his club to four consecutive victories in the NOJHL final as the Thunderbirds rallied […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: NOJHL final is going the distance

Photos: Marc Johnson HEARST, Ont. – A Russell Oldham deflection goal, 6:11 into overtime, lifted the Soo Thunderbirds to 4-3 victory over the Hearst Lumberjacks Tuesday evening in a boisterous Game 6 of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s championship series at Claude Larose Recreation Centre. With the result, the Thunderbirds have roared back from […]

Timmins’ Brandon Perry named finalist for CJHL Coach of the Year

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association, announced Monday the names of the six finalists for the Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial Award, emblematic of CJHL Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 campaign. This honour, presented annually by the CJHL and NHLCA, is in memory […]

Chaffay; Glazer; Santa Maria pick-up weekly honours

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Monday that the forward trio of Michael Chaffay (Soo Thunderbirds), Ryan Glazer (Hearst Lumberjacks) and Brock Santa Maria (Soo Thunderbirds) have been named its Eastlink TV 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending May 8. MICHAEL CHAFFAY, (F) SOO THUNDERBIRDS – Averaging two […]

VIDEO / GALLERY: Soo holds on to send it back to Hearst for Game 6

Photos: Bob Davies SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Soo Thunderbirds struck early and never trailed, but had to hold on at the end to defeat the Hearst Lumberjacks 3-2 Sunday evening in Game 5 of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s championship series at John Rhodes Community Centre. With the victory, the Thunderbirds now […]