The Junior A Greater Sudbury Cubs kick off their 2022-2023 NOJHL season tonight on home ice, playing host to Powassan VooDoos. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
The team said in a news release it is chock full of hometown talent this season with no less than 14 local players featured on their 23-player roster.
The 14 locals include Oliver Smith, Miguel Renaud, Nolan Newton, Carson Crane, Noah Beaulne, Cameron Shanks, Ben Harris, Cameron Walker, Chris Innes, Cole Crowder, Noah Kohan, Billy Biedermann, Pierson Sobush and Graeme Siren.
The nine out-of-towners sporting Cubs colours this season are: Matthew Mazzotta (Whitby), Aiden Landers (Everett), Nathanial Boyes (Ottawa), Kyloe Ellis (Brantford), Cole Quevillon (Barrie), Nick Toffoli (Vaughn), Carter Geoffroy (St. Catharines), Marshall McCharles (North Bay) and Liam Doyle (Ottawa).
The 2022-2023 season opens with some sweat as the Cubs are playing three games in three days. They take on the VooDoos tonight at Countryside Arena at 7:05 p.m.
Tomorrow (Sept. 9), the Hearst Lumberjacks will come to town for a 7:05 p.m. match at Countryside. The Cubs then hit the road for Noelville to collide with the French River Rapids on Saturday night.
The first 100 youngsters (age seven and under) at the Sept. 8 game will receive a Cubs Mascot collector stuffy.
Tickets are available at the door or you can pre-order by visiting SudburyCubs.ca/tickets. Family passes are $30 and will get the whole family into the game.