The GREATER SUDBURY CUBS came-up with a very energetic performance last night at the Countryside Arena and skated-away with a 4-2 victory over the SOO EAGLES. The CUBS can even the series with a big win tonight at 7 pm at the Countryside Arena. There are plenty of seats and tickets available at the Countryside arena lobby.
Play-off ticket prices are: $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors and Students and $5 for youngsters 12 years of age and under.
Last night, Cubs defenceman Nicholas Toffoli scored the game winner on the power play in the second period. Toffoli’s marker gave the Cubs a commanding 3-0 lead heading into the final frame. Cole Crowder opened the scoring for the Cubs in the first period while Cameron Shanks also scored in the second period.
In the final period, the Eagles made it close with two late goals before Pierson Sobush stole the puck from a Eagles player and sealed the win with an empty net goal with just over one minute remaining on the clock. The Cubs once again outshot the Eagles 39-25 on the night and Cubs goaltender Joel Rainville was named the game’s 1st star. Sobush and Shanks were named Eastlink TV game stars as well.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
With last night’s game being the Cubs first home game since March 24th, the Cubs announced their March Player Award winners. The ‘TOPPERS PIZZA TOP PERFORMER’ award went to goaltender Joel Rainville who recorded 3 shut-outs in his final six regular season games. The Sturgeon Falls native finished 3rd in the league in goals against average at 2.36 and 2nd place overall in save percentage at .921. The graduating veteran finished the season with a 18 win, 12 losses and 4 OT loss record.
The ‘L.MAY MINERS LUNCHBOX HARDEST WORKING PLAYER’ went to Cubs forward Pierson Sobush. The Sudbury native led the Cubs with 7 goals in the month of March in 11 games played. Sobush finished the season fourth in team scoring with 37 points on 21 goals and 16 assists. Sobush continues to lead by example with his work ethic and hard-nosed approach to each and every shift.