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Matt Sookram

Matt Sookram

Matthew Sookram is a Canadore College graduate. He has lived and worked in North Bay since 2009 covering different beats; everything from City Council to North Bay Battalion.

Recent Work by Matt

Firebirds outlast Troops for a 6-3 win in Flint

Firebirds outlast Troops for a 6-3 win in Flint

"We just can’t go into the third and get beat in those one on one battles. Those plays kill you and when the puck turns over, it’s in your net and it’s tough.”
Spirit hand Battalion tough loss to begin three game road trip

Spirit hand Battalion tough loss to begin three game road trip

'I thought the goal with three seconds left at the end of the (first) period was a deflating one and we never could seem to really turn our heads to get back in the game after that'
Battalion offence coming alive as they gear up for a long trip

Battalion offence coming alive as they gear up for a long trip

“They are one of the preseason favourites and then the next night we go in to Flint and then we head back in to the Soo and I’m sure they want to take one from us.”
How Nick Grima helps the youth movement in North Bay

How Nick Grima helps the youth movement in North Bay

“I try not to be in their ear to much, but when I see something that I think could use some improvement I will share my input."
Troops win big on the road in 8-2 win over Niagara

Troops win big on the road in 8-2 win over Niagara

'We’ve had some good efforts this year and didn’t get rewarded earlier in the season and I thought it was good to get those breaks tonight and have them rewarded for their hard work'
Troops fall just short on Pink in the Rink night

Troops fall just short on Pink in the Rink night

“They didn’t give up right to the end. It was a good effort and what we told them was that we want to see them get better every day"
Battalion can't snap Oshawa win streak

Battalion can't snap Oshawa win streak

For the second straight night the North Bay Battalion showed that despite their youth they are going to compete night in and night out and not make anything easy on the opponents.
Valiant effort but Troops fall short against Peterborough

Valiant effort but Troops fall short against Peterborough

'I’m pretty happy that they battle hard. It’s definitely a process and we have to get better'
Christopoulos twins adjusting well to life in the OHL

Christopoulos twins adjusting well to life in the OHL

'We’ve been practicing really hard over the summer, and we all had a good training camp and I mean, most of our team is made up of rookies so we have to help the older guys do what they need to do'
Seven second period goals lead to 11-3 loss in Sudbury for the Troops

Seven second period goals lead to 11-3 loss in Sudbury for the Troops

“We have to take that as a learning experience. We have to battle hard until the end and I know the score was a bit much, but we have to find a way to bounce back from it.”