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.