Thunder finish showcase 3-0 (Updated)Sunday, September 16, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Soo Thunder got into game action for the first time over the weekend as a minor midget team
The Soo Greyhounds hosted a minor midget showcase weekend at the Essar Centre in an event that included the Thunder as well as the Nickel City Sons and the North Bay Promo Sports Trappers.
Both the Thunder and Sudbury played three games while North Bay saw action in two games, one each against the Thunder and Nickel City. The Thunder and Sons played each other twice while also facing North Bay.
The Thunder opened the weekend with a 4-1 win over Nickel City in a game that saw just two penalties called. Blake Speers and Matthew Keenan led the way for the Thunder with a goal and an assist each in the win. Adam McPhail added a pair of assists while Nicholas Sicoly and Matthew Caruso also scored in the win.
Jason Bednarski had the lone goal for Nickel City in the loss.
The Thunder capped off the first day of action on Saturday with a 6-3 win over North Bay. Sicoly had three goals for the Thunder in the win while Speers had three assists. McPhail had a goal and an assist while Jason Uhl also had a two-point night with a pair of assists. Keenan and Frankie Pucci had the other goals for the Thunder.
Carter Fortin had two assists for the Trappers while Alex Michel, Michael Silveri andf Javis Lockhart had the goals in the loss.
The early game on Sunday saw Nickel City beat North Bay 4-1. Bednarski, Cameron Lizotte and Anthony Pelletier had a goal and an assist each to pace the Nickel City offensive attack. Alex Sokoloski had the other goal for the Sons.
Silveri had the lone goal for North Bay.
The thunder ended the weekend with a convincing 10-1 win over Nickel City on Sunday afternoon. Speers had a pair of goals and set up three others in the win. Sicoly set up five goals in the win. Uhl (one goal, three assists), Caruso (two goals, one assist), McPhail (two goals), Keenan (one goal, one assist), Jacob Palmerio (one goal) and Cole Lussier (one goal) completed the scoring for the Thunder. Alex Morin added a pair of assists for the locals.
Bradley Sutton had the lone goal for Nickel City.