Matt Dias had two goals as the Soo Thunderbirds upended the North Bay Skyhawks 3-1 Saturday night to end the NOJHL regular season for both clubs.
David Cappadocia scored the lone Skyhawks goal in the second period. Michael Lalande stopped 32 shots in the loss.
The Skyhawks start the second season Tuesday night as they host the Sudbury Northern Wolves.
1. SOO: Drew Jarrett (Kyle Jones, Ryan Maunu) 04:55 FG
2. SOO: Matt Dias (Kyle Jones, Ryan Maunu) 07:24 GW PP
Penalties: Brett Venasse NB (HO) 05:43; Bench NB (TMM) 05:53; Mark Thorburn SOO (HO) 09:31; Brett Venasse NB (RO) 18:31; Adam Kauppi SOO (RO) 18:31;
3. NB: David Cappadocia (Josh Merson, Matt Collins) 05:05
Penalties: Quinn Waller NB (RO) 01:04; Quinn Waller NB (RO) 01:04; Matt Caria SOO (RO) 01:04; Tyler Lannigan SOO (HKG) 04:02; Quinn Waller NB (HO) 11:02; Jeff Elliott SOO (HO) 18:49;
4. SOO: Matt Dias (Ryan Maunu, Derek Mackay) 14:18
Penalties: Chase Gallacher NB (HKG) 02:41; Justin Shelleby SOO (INT) 03:05; Bench SOO (TMM) 04:19; Stephane Belanger NB (SL) 10:53; Matt Caria SOO (SL) 11:07; Frank Desbiens NB (RAW) 16:19; Matt Caria SOO (RAW) 16:19; Dustin McCrank NB (FI) 16:21; Jeff Elliott SOO (FI) 16:21; Quinn Waller NB (RO) 18:19; David Cappadocia NB (FI) 19:29; Ryan Maunu SOO (FI) 19:29;
With files from NOJHL.com
For a detailed report please check out our sister website SooToday.ca for Ken Hilderley's game story