Here’s to Headrick and the T-Birds

April 20, 2015

For the second time in the past four seasons, Soo Thunderbirds are champions of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

Playing at home on Sunday, the T-Birds trimmed the Cochrane Crunch 5-3 to take the best-of-seven series 4-1.

The Thunderbirds will now represent the NOJHL at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup, Central Canada Jr. A Championships, to be held April 28-May 2 in Fort Frances.

After losing the series opener at home, the Thunderbirds reeled off four straight wins to put away the upstart Crunch, who had a successful first season in the northeastern Ontario town of Cochrane.

Thunderbirds defenceman Owen Headrick — who is a recruit of the Lake Superior State University Lakers of the Division 1, Western Collegiate Hockey Association — was named NOJHL most valuable player for the playoffs.

A 1997 birth-year, Headrick had 12 goals, 8 assists, 20 points in 14 playoff matches.

PHOTO: NOJHL playoff MVP Owen Headrick with his award and his mom, Anne.

What you think about “Here’s to Headrick and the T-Birds”

  1. Congratulations to the T-Birds on their championship, well deserved. As well, congrats to Kevin and the entire coaching staff on a job well done. Continued success at the Dudley, do the Soo and the league proud.

    1. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Blind River with the team, the fans and the community but my birth certificate says I should stay out in pasture eh ????

  2. Congrads Owen!!!!!!!
    What do I say, you deserve it the MVP
    You must have some of your Blind River roots coming out in your playing.

    Good luck at the Dudley

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