The Greater Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) west division enjoyed a convincing win over the Blind River Beavers Saturday by winning a 5-1 battle at the Blind River Community Centre.
In what some game observers described as a chippy affair, the Cubs led the scoring right off with three goals in the first period.
Pierson Sobush began the scoring with a high shot that got behind Beavers goaltender Gavin Disano. A second goal came from Sudbury's Miguel Renaud. It was his fourth goal this season. Then another Cubs goal was scored by Nicholas Toffoli on a rebound. The score was 3-0 for Sudbury heading into the second period. That also saw a goaltending change for the Beavers as Charlie Burns entered in place of Disano.
The Cubs kept the pressure on and the fourth goal came from Matthew Mazzota, connecting on a faceoff.
At this point, with Blind River down by four goals, Joshua Thompson scored on a backhand for the hometown Beavers.
The Cubs didn't wait long. Sudbury's Marshall McCharles scored for the visitors which gave the Cubs their decisive win.
The outcome sees league-leading Greater Sudbury improve to 21-4-2-0 overall while the Beavers dropped to 17-6-1-2 on the year.