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Cubs chop down visiting Hearst Lumberjacks

‘Jacks sent packing by a 4-2 score
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Greater Sudbury Cubs (file photo shown is an earlier game against the Soo Thunderbirds) sent the Hearst Lumberjacks packing in NOJHL action on Oct. 4.

In NOJHL action, the visiting Hearst Lumberjacks found themselves headed home disappointed after falling 4-2 to the Greater Sudbury Cubs on Oct. 4.

Pierson Sobush led the way for the Cubs, scoring twice as part of the 4-2 win at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.

The Cubs drew first blood late in the first when Sobush took a couple of whacks and managed to chip one over sprawled Lumberjack goalie Matteo Gennaro.

The first ended 1-0 for the Cubs.

The second period saw Sobush strike once again, firing from the hash marks and beating Gennaro again to make it a 2-0 Cubs game.

In the third, Cameron Walker banged in a rebounding shot from Oliver Smith to put the Cubs up 3-0.

The Lumberjacks did eventually get on the scoreboard. About halfway through the third, Nathaniel Boyes made it a 3-1 game. But the Cubs responded quickly when Billy Biedermann tipped one in off a Cameron Shanks’ shot.

Hearst picked up another in the final minute after but it was too little, too late and the game ended 4-2 for Greater Sudbury.

With a record of 7-2-1, the Cubs are second in the NOJHL’s West Division behind the Blind River Beavers. Overall, the Cubs are also in second in the league, one point behind the Beavers.

The Cubs are back in action at home against the Blind River Beavers on Oct. 6 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.