The Cubs will host the ESPANOLA PAPER KINGS this Thursday night at 7:05 at the Countryside Sports Complex. All Cubs fans attending the game will receive a free bag of popcorn courtesy of Cubs Founding Partner – ANMAR MECHANICAL. The Cubs will be looking to make it three wins in a row on Thursday!
On Friday night, the Cubs will travel to Blind River to face the Beavers. The Beavers are currently riding a 10-game winning streak and they have closed the gap to just 8 points behind the league-leading Cubs for first-place in the Western Division. The Beavers also have one game-in-hand on the Cubs so this week’s games are clearly important.
CUBS REMAIN IN TOP 10 IN THE COUNTRY
The Greater Sudbury Cubs were the first team to reach the 40-win level this season – in 50 games. The Cubs added two more victories last week including a 5-3 win in Espanola on Friday night followed by a 6-2 win over the Powassan Voodoos on Family Day Monday. The Cubs dropped a 6-2 decision to the Soo Thunderbirds on Thursday to give the locals a 2-1 win-loss record for the week. The single loss dropped the Cubs to 10th place in CJHL overall rankings. Head Coach Darryl Moxam continues to lead the team to wins despite missing the services of 20-year-old veteran defenceman Nicholas Toffoli who continues to serve a 4-game suspension.
Pierson Sobush led the Cubs in scoring with 5 points including 3 goals and 2 assists. The 18-year-old sophomore now has 37 goals on the season, the second-highest goal total in the entire NOJHL. Nolan Newton scored 3 times last week and now has 12 goals on the season. The local Barrie Colts prospect now has recorded four goals in his last four games. Sam Assinewai notched five assists last week and now has 38 points in just 25 games for the Cubs this season. Assinewai leads the Cubs with an average of over 1.5 points per game since joining the Cubs in November.
CUBS GOALTENDERS AMONG THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE
It is no secret that the Sudbury Cubs have one of the very best goaltending tandems in the NOJHL. Noah Metivier and Noah Beaulne sit in 5th and 6th place respectively in overall goals against averages. Metivier,18, has a goals against average of 2.21 while Noah Beaulne’s goals against average is 2.22. Metivier has the second best save percentage in the NOJHL at .927 while Noah Beaulne’s goals against average is a solid .915. Metivier has recorded three shut-outs this season while Beaulne has one. Metivier’s record is 14-4-0 and he was instrumental in the Cubs two victories last week. Beaulne’s record is 18-2-0 as the 18-year-old Hanmer native continues to thrive in his first season of Junior hockey with the Cubs. Eric Navarro is the Cubs goaltending coach as he continues to provide support and advice to the Cubs young goaltenders this season.
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!