Two more for the Birds

Randy Russon
July 3, 2020

Another day. Another pair of returning commitments.

Trev Zachary

Soo Thunderbirds general manager Trev Zachary has confirmed to Hockey News North that veteran forwards Avery Rebek and Kurtis Rogers will be returning to the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team for another season.

The return of Rebek and Rogers follows the day earlier confirmation of two other veteran forwards for the 2020-2021 NOJHL season.

Rebek netted 15 goals, 27 assists, 42 points for the Thunderbirds in 2019-2020 while Rogers chipped in with 11-3-14 totals.

Rebek has a 2000 birth date while Rogers was born in 2001.

Both are local products as are the two players who made earlier commitments — forwards Cooper Smyl and Brock Santa Maria.

Smyl produced 16 goals, 15 assists, 31 points for the Thunderbirds in 2019-2020 while Santa Maria came through with 7-12-19 numbers.

Both Smyl and Santa Maria have 2002 birth dates.

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