Thunderbirds win pre-season tournamentSunday, September 01, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Soo Thunderbirds won the inaugural Cottage Cup Sunday in Elliot Lake.
The Thunderbirds beat Blind River 7-3 in the final with the help of a three-goal performance from Joey Miller.
Gavin Burbach added a pair of goals and an assist in the win while Derek Battagin and Owen Headrick also scored. Devin Tappenden stopped 29 shots.
Samuel Wilbur, Brett McKinnon and Dallas Miller scored for Blind River.
The Thunderbirds got to the final thanks to a 5-2 win in the semi-final over Elliot Lake. The Thunderbirds scored three times in the third period in the win.
Burbach, Nick Tassone, Brandon Grandinetti, Anthiny Butorac and Nate Fitzpatrick scored for the Thunderbirds in the win. Goaltender Brian Kment stopped 29 shots.
Andrew Palushaj and Josh Pashe scored for Elliot Lake.
Blind River advanced to the final with a 6-4 semi-final win over North Bay.