Border Battle, Round 1 Staff
September 8, 2019

Soo Thunderbirds have drawn first blood in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cross-border rivalry with the Soo Eagles.

Playing at home on Saturday night, the Thunderbirds cuffed the Eagles 7-2 in the regular season opener for both teams.

Hulking forward Matthew Bazarin tallied twice and Nolan Ford and newcomer Tyler Savard had a pair of assists apiece to spark the Thunderbirds, who out-shot the Eagles 34-28.

PHOTO: Season-opening action between the Soo Thunderbirds and Soo Eagles. (Photo by Bob Davies.)

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