The Cubs will be looking to rebound from consecutive losses last week when they host the BLIND RIVER BEAVERS Thursday night. Game time is 7:05 at the Countryside Sports Complex. The Beavers are breathing down the Cubs necks and now trail the Cubs by just 4 points for first place in the West Division. The Cubs only have six games remaining in the regular season while the BEAVERS have seven games remaining. The Beavers are currently riding a league-high 12-game winning streak.
SKATER’S EDGE SOURCE FOR SPORTS will be “throwing” their support behind the Cubs this Thursday night as they will give every CUBS fan a FREE HOT DOG! That’s right! EVERY CUBS FAN attending THURSDAY’s game will receive a free hot dog from the arena snack bar and one lucky fan will win a SLO-PITCH GLOVE — courtesy of the OFFICIAL SPORTING GOODS dealer of the SUDBURY CUBS and your local supplier for all things “baseball” – SKATER’S EDGE SOURCE FOR SPORTS! The Cubs will travel to Kirkland Lake to tangle with the Gold Miners on Friday night to close-out the important week of hockey action!
CUBS DROP BACK-TO-BACK GAMES FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON
The Cubs have encountered their first taste of adversity this season by losing back-to-back games last week for the first time this season. The Cubs lost 2-1 to the Espanola Paper Kings on Thursday before losing 7-2 in Blind River on Friday night. On Thursday, Cubs captain Cameron Walker gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the third period only to have the lead evaporate on the strength of two unanswered goals by Devin Mauro. Mauro was sent to Espanola in January after playing for the OHL Sudbury Wolves in the first-half of the season. The Cubs outshot Espanola by a count of 33-21.
On Friday, the Cubs and Beavers played a scoreless first period before the Beavers scored 4 goals in the second frame to take a commanding 4-0 lead. The Cubs battled back to make the score 4-2 when Aiden Landers scored his 5th goal of the season and Nolan Newton continued his scoring ways of late with his 13th goal of the season. The Beavers responded with two power play goals and an empty net goal late in the third frame to make the final 7-2. The Beavers outshot Sudbury 38-21 as the Cubs were without the services of leading scorer Billy Biedermann and 20-year old veterans Cole Crowder and Nick Toffoli.
Nolan Newton had a goal and an assist to pace the Cubs offensively last week. Newton, 17, is now riding an 8-game point streak including 5 goals and 4 assists as the local OHL Barrie Colts prospect continues to improve and develop under the tutelage of Cubs new head coach Darryl Moxam. Newton continues to find ways to produce offensive chances for himself and his line mates.
CUBS GAME TICKET PRICES
Attending Cubs games is easy and inexpensive. FREE PARKING for everyone at the Countryside Sports Complex. Admission tickets are only $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and Child tickets are only $5. Family passes are also available for only $30! Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for group ticket orders for the remaining Cubs home games. There are only four more home games remaining in the regular season!