The Greater Sudbury Cubs added two more victories last week with a 6-3 win over French River and a 2-1 victory on the road over the Soo Eagles on Friday. With the wins, the Cubs remain in first place in the Western Conference with a 10-point lead over second-place Blind River. The Cubs maintained their slim one-point lead over the Timmins Rock for first-place overall in the NOJHL. With the wins, the Greater Sudbury Cubs also moved-up a notch to #7 in the latest CJHL national rankings!
The Cubs will play against three of the toughest league opponents this week beginning Thursday night when the Cubs host the Soo T-Birds. Game time is 7:05 at the Countryside Sports Complex. The game is sponsored by SMARTCELL COMMUNICATIONS – the local authorized dealer of TELUS located at the Four Corners Mall. Lucky Cubs fans will win some great prizes on Friday night including a GOOGLE Nest Hub for the Cubs Fans of the Periods. The first 200 fans will also receive a TELUS calendar courtesy of SmartCell.
On Friday night, the Cubs will travel to Espanola to face the Paper Kings. The Cubs and Kings have played each other eight times already this season with the Cubs sporting a 5-2-1 win-loss record against Espanola. The arch-rivals will face each other four more times this season including Friday night’s tilt in Paper-town. On Monday, the Cubs will host the Powassan Voodoos on Family Day! Game time is 2:30 pm at the Countryside Sports Complex. This game replaces the postponed Cubs home game on December 22nd due to bad weather. The Voodoos are one of the hottest teams in the league by riding a 9-game winning streak. The Voodoos defeated the Cubs by a score of 8-1 in the last meeting between the two teams. This game will feature a very special “family day celebration” by team members of the Sudbury Playground Hockey League!
OLIVER SMITH NAMED EASTLINK “STAR” OF THE WEEK
Sudbury Cubs Captain OLIVER SMITH was named as one of the EASTLINK 3-STARS of the Week after collecting four assists in two victories last week over French River and the Soo Eagles. The 19-year-old star forward from Lively drew helpers on both game winning goals last week. Smith is competing at well over a point-per-game clip with the Cubs so far this season. Smith has supplied 54 points in his first 44 contests including 16 multi-point performances to date in 2022-23. Smith is now tied for 7th place in league scoring.
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!