The Greater Sudbury Cubs added to their roster today by acquiring 19-year-old forward LIAM DOYLE from the Hearst Lumberjacks in return for player development fees.
Doyle is a 5’11”, 185 lb forward from the Ottawa area. Doyle played 11 games for Hearst last season and has recorded 8 points in 25 games so far this season.
“Liam is a solid two-way player that brings speed, energy and the ability to provide increased offensive depth to our lineup” notes Cubs GM Jeff Forsyth. “Liam had solid offensive numbers in his last season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings U18 team where he recorded 26 points in 44 games. Liam recognizes the opportunity that awaits him here in Sudbury and he is looking forward to helping us offensively while maintaining his responsible two-way game. We are also fortunate to add a player of Liam’s character to our dressing room.”
Forsyth added, “Every team looks for players that have been champions in the past. In 2018-19, Liam, along with recently-signed 1st round pick of Anaheim Ducks Mason McTavish, won the HEO U18AAA championship. Winning at any level is something special and allows players the opportunity learn about the peaks and valleys while in pursuit of that ultimate goal.”
“I am thrilled to be part of the Cubs organization, and looking forward to coming back in January” notes Doyle. “They have some great players on their roster and I look forward to helping the Cubs contend for a league championship this season and next. I’m looking forward to having a fresh start with the Cubs in 2022 and contributing to the team’s success any way that I can.”
The Cubs wrapped-up the first-half of the NOJHL season on Saturday night with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Soo Eagles in Sault Michigan. Cubs’ leading scorer KYLER CAMPBELL scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season. CAMERON SHANKS added a single marker while CHRIS INNES and SETH COULTER each added a couple of assists. The Cubs roared-back with three unanswered goals in the third period after trailing the Eagles 3-0 after two periods of play. JOEL RAINVILLE stopped 38 of 42 shots that he faced while the Cubs directed 22 shots at the Eagles net. The Eagles claimed the overtime victory on a break-away goal just 24 seconds into overtime.
Recent additions JOSH BOUCHER and NICHOLAS TOFFOLI make their debut with the Cubs on Saturday in Michigan after being acquired from the Espanola Express in early December. Both players logged over 20 minutes of ice-time each in their first contest as a member of the Cubs.
Cubs fans will need to wait until the New Year to see the Cubs newest additions to their roster as Sudbury’s next home game is slated for Thursday, January 6th versus the Soo Eagles at 7:30 pm at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Arena. Confirmation of the Cubs second-half schedule will be announced prior to their game on January 6th.