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Cubs crush Rock 7-1 to claim ninth straight win

Fans have a chance to see 12 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League teams in action today at Countryside Sports Complex

The Greater Sudbury Cubs’ winning ways continue after the team notched its ninth consecutive win on Oct. 3, crushing the Timmins Rock squad 7-1 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.

The win also put a capper on Day 1 of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) Showcase, which sees 12 NOJHL teams in action at Countryside on Oct. 3-4. Six more games are being played today with action to begin at 11:15 a.m. For today’s schedule, click here.

During Tuesday’s game, Cubs’ forward Nolan Newton opened the scoring at 14:52 of the first after flying down the right wing and firing a rising shot from a sharp angle that sailed past Rock netminder Patrick Boivin. Newton has eight points in eight straight outings.

The Cubs made it 2-0 before the first ended after Cameron Shanks whipped one past Boivin, with help from Newton and Oliver Smith, to notch his seventh point of the season. 

Moving onto the second, the Cubs made it 3-0 at 14:37 thanks to Chris Innes.

Timmins finally got on the board just before the second intermission when Kaeden McArthur jammed one in from close range on the power play to make it 3-1.

The third period would see the Cubs go on a four-goal tear. 

McCharles scored a couple of minutes into the final frame to make it 4-1. Then, a few shifts later, Brock Houser got the puck off the draw and buried it in the net from between the circles to make it 5-1.

Later, Newton scored his second of the night after intercepting a pass and racing in alone to beat the Timmins netminder with a little deke to the left. It was his league-leading 10th goal of the season. 

Hudson Chitaroni scored the seventh and final goal with a nice little wrap-arounder off a McCharles feed.

The win sees Greater Sudbury improve to a league-best 9-0-0-0. Timmins’ record fell to 3-5-0-1.


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