2023 PROSPECTS CAMP Click here for info
Blind River Beavers Elliot Lake Red Wings Espanola Paper Kings French River Rapids Greater Sudbury Cubs Hearst Lumberjacks Iroquois Falls Storm Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Powassan Voodoos Soo Eagles Soo Thunderbirds Timmins Rock | Hockey Canada Canadian Junior Hockey League Northern Ontario Hockey Association

Reddy registers shutout in Thunderbirds win vs. Crunch

COCHRANE, Ont. – Soo Thunderbirds goaltender Zachary Reddy handled everything fired his way Saturday to register his initial Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League shutout as part of a 4-0 triumph over the Cochrane Crunch at Tim Horton Events Centre.

The visiting Thunderbirds got going offensively on the night as Anton Petrovskiy neatly knocked down a James Kearney left point shot as his deflection changed direction and got past Cochrane netminder Jake Dubinsky for his first NOJHL tally.

Staying 1-0 Sault Ste. Marie into the next session, the two sides battled back and forth through a scoreless middle frame as it remained a low-scoring affair through 40 minutes.

Picking up an early power play in the third, the Thunderbirds extended their lead off a face off that eventually saw Ethan Raduy shovel in a backhand on Dubinsky at the top of the crease.

Tacking on some insurance at 4:35, the Soo went up by three thanks to Michael Chaffay converting with rising wrist shot from the top of the left circle that the Crunch goalkeeper could only get a piece of, after a deflection, before it trickled across the goal line.

Putting it out of reach midway through the stanza, Ryan Blackburn picked up his opening NOJHL marker and he corralled a bouncing puck off a Kearney shot, then spun in front and fired it in.

That would conclude the scoring on the night as the Thunderbirds skated away with the road decision.