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Cubs clip the wings of the Soo Thunderbirds

Visiting NOJHL squad sent packing Sept. 30 by a 4-1 score
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The Greater Sudbury Cubs clipped the wings of the Soo Thunderbirds in NOJHL action on Oct. 1.

Four goals from four Cubs led the way to a 4-1 final at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.

The first period was scoreless, but things would get going early in the second.

Three and a half minutes into the second Cole Crowder would score the first of the game and his fifth of the season to give the Cubs an early 1-0 lead.

A couple of shifts later, Cameron Walker scored (also his fifth) to make it a 2-0 Cubs game. This was Walker’s fifth goal, his third straight game in which he notched a goal, and his fifth consecutive game earning at least a point.

The second period wasn’t over yet, though, and Oliver Smith beat Sault Ste. Marie starter Kolton Bourret at 13:02 to make it a 3-0 game for the Cubs.

“On the power play late in the second, the Thunderbirds capitalized with Jackson Truchan being credited with his first NOJHL marker at 19:30,” the league said in a game report.

The third period would be equally tough for the Thunderbirds as Greater Sudbury’s Nolan Newton put the game out of reach with four minutes remaining to firm up the final score at 4-1.

Cubs netminder Nataniel Boyes got the win, helping his side raise their record to 6-2-1-0 on the year while the Thunderbirds fell to 3-5-0-0 with the loss.

The Cubs are back in action Oct. 4 on the road against the Hearst Lumberjacks before returning home for an Oct. 5 tilt against the Powassan Voodoos and an Oct. 6 match against the Blind River Beavers.