Two recent wins pushed the Greater Sudbury Cubs to 40 points on the season and saw them climb the Canadian Junior Hockey League ranks to ninth in the nation, their highest ranking to date.
Last week, the local Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League squad secured a 5-4 victory over the Elliot Lake Red Wings and a 6-3 win over the Soo T-Birds. The Cubs record now sits at 19 wins, 4 losses and 2 OT defeats.
This Thursday when they host the Cochrane Crunch, the Cubs are looking to increase their three-point lead over the Blind River Beavers in the very-tight West Division standings. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.
On Saturday, the Cubs are out on an important road trip to Blind River to face their division rival.
In other Cubs news, star forward and local player Pierson Sobush has been named one of the Eastlink Three Stars of the Week.
Sobush, 18, recorded five points in two games last week to lead the Cubs offensively.
“One of Pierson’s goals was a short-handed marker which tied the game against Elliot Lake and sent the game into overtime,” the team said in a news release. “The Cubs pulled out the win in a shoot-out thanks to Cubs goaltender Noah Beaulne who stopped all three shots that he faced and Cubs forward Oliver Smith, who scored the only goal in the shoot-out.”
Sobush followed-up his clutch performance on Thursday night by scoring the game-winning goal in the Sault on Saturday night with a deft deflection that caught the top corner of the net. Sobush also added the opening goal of the game and was named the game’s first star. Sobush has recorded 29 points in 25 games.
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