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Cubs notch convincing 8-1 win over the Rapids

Thursday’s home game against the French River Rapids earned the Cubs a decisive victory, and the team will face off against the Sault Ste. Marie Eagles in an away game tonight
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Greater Sudbury Cubs forward Billy Biedermann powers forward during Thursday’s home game against the French River Rapids. Image: NOJHL

In a decisive victory, the Greater Sudbury Cubs beat the French River Rapids during Thursday night’s home game, defeating the team 8-1.

The game included two goals apiece from Cubs players Kyloe Ellis, Pierson Sobush and Cole Crowder. 

The Cubs established a dominant tone from the onset, with the local team holding a lead in shots on goal in the opening frame, but it wasn’t until they had a man advantage midway through the period until the puck first hit the opponents’ net. 

“Striking again two and a half minutes later, Sobush converted for the Cubs as he took a pass from behind the goal line from Billy Biedermann and quickly whipped it in from between the hash marks,” the Cubs relayed in a post-game report.

“Continuing to press, the home team made it 3-0 just 36 seconds later thanks Ellis picking up his first NOJHL goal as he was nicely set-up by Biedermann and moved to the net and snapped a shot under the glove of Papineau.”

Crowder scored a second goal before the intermission by picking up on his own rebound. 

The goals continued as the game progressed, with Rapids player Cameron Macdonald answering with a lone goal of their own – his first goal with the NOJHL, which he earned by outmuscling a Greater Sudbury player on the way to the net to complete the work of linemates Noah Racine and Jackson Drigo, who worked the puck behind the net. 

The Cubs next hit the ice tonight in an away-game against the Eagles in Sault Ste. Marie at Pallur Stadium. They face off against the team again on Sept. 29, this time on their home turf at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.