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Bazarin scores winner as Thunderbirds snap losing skid

The Thunderbirds picked up a win over the Soo Eagles on Saturday night
2019-09-15 Soo Thunderbirds Matthew Bazarin BC (1)
File photo. Soo Thunderbirds forward Matthew Bazarin. Brad Coccimiglio/SooToday

The Soo Thunderbirds snapped a three-game losing skid on Saturday night.

Opening up a quick home-and-home set with the Soo (Mich.) Eagles, the Thunderbirds picked up a 3-2 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League win over their cross-border rivals at Pullar Stadium.

A goal by Matthew Bazarin at 16:55 of the second period was the eventual game-winner for the Thunderbirds, who improve to 3-3-0-0.

Cooper Smyl and Will Josephson also scored for the Thunderbirds. Nick Smith assisted on a pair of goals.

Goaltender Colin Ahern stopped 33 shots for the Thunderbirds.

Caleb Wood and Dominic Skrelja scored for the Eagles, who fall to 1-2-1-1 with the loss.

Eagles goaltender Shane Brancato stopped 30 shots.

The two clubs meet again on Sunday night in a 7 p.m. start at the John Rhodes Community Centre.


Brad Coccimiglio

About the Author: Brad Coccimiglio

A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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