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GALLERY: Shanks strikes twice as Cubs clip Red Wings

Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography

SUDBURY, Ont. – A pair Cameron Shanks tallies late in the second period proved to be the difference as the Greater Sudbury Cubs held on for a narrow 2-1 triumph over the Elliot Lake Red Wings in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Thursday at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.

The opening 20 minutes failed to provide any scoring as the Cubs’ Jake Marois and the Red Wings’ Nolan Chartrand kept opposing shooters at bay.

Heading to the second period, it stayed without a goal until the latter stages of the session when Greater Sudbury’s Shanks spun in the high slot and fired a shot that clipped off an Elliot Lake defender and in to give the hosts the lead.

It was more from Shanks before the stanza came to a close as he came down the right wing and cut to the net before zipping upstairs over the glove of Chartrand for his second marker in under a minute.

Answering back early in the third, the Red Wings got on the board when Devin Shoreman blasted one from the right point that was redirected by Brodie Kearns in front at 2:52.

It remained tight-checking the rest of the way with the home side holding firm to secure the victory.

Christopher Innes picked up assists on both Greater Sudbury goals for a two-point night.

Shots on goal in the contest finished up 28-20 in favour of the Cubs with Marois getting the win while Chartrand suffered the narrow defeat.