The Greater Sudbury Cubs kept their winning streak alive with a 5-1 victory over the Blind River Beavers last Thursday night at Countryside Arena.
Jaxon Beard was the hero for the Cubs on this night as the Mississauga native and Sudbury Wolves draft selection recorded his first career hat trick. Bedard continues to show steady improvement this season and has already been called up to play in his first OHL game by the big club.
Bedard, 18, now has seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 21 games.
Veteran defender Seth Coulter was an offensive leader for the Cubs in this contest as the Stoney Creek native enjoyed a three-point effort, including one goal and two helpers.
NOJHL leading scorer Kyler Campbell scored his 19th goal of the season for the Cubs. Rookie sensation Billy Biedermann added two assists to keep his point-streak alive at six games.The 16-year-old youngster has now recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 games.
Veteran goaltender Joel Rainville continued his winning ways for the Cubs and moved into second-place in the NOJHL with a sparkling .931 save percentage.
The Cubs will not play this weekend, but will spend some time in the community led by head coach Vagelli Sakellaris.
Sakellaris and Cubs players will run practice drills for players on the Sudbury Minor Hockey Association U13 AAA team at Countryside arena Saturday morning. The youngsters will also receive a tour of the Cubs dressing rooms and complimentary tickets to the Cubs next home game on Nov. 25.
Skaters Edge Source for Sports will host a number of Cubs players at their store on the Kingsway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday as Cub players will offer tips to youngsters in addition to providing free tickets to the Cubs next home game.
All Cubs fans visiting the players at Skaters Edge will be eligible to win a Cubs Team Replica Jersey signed by the entire Cubs team.
The Cubs return to action on Nov. 25 when the first-place Soo Thunderbirds return to Sudbury. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Countryside Arena. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for juniors and seniors and free for kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult.