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Greater Sudbury Cubs general manager Jeff Forsyth added a new, but certainly not unknown, face to his roster with the acquisition of forward Cameron Walker from NOJHL rival Espanola Express on Sunday.

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Espanola received player development fees in return.

Walker, an 18-year-old Sudbury native, led the Express with 14 points in 12 games in the COVID-shortened 2020-21 season.

“I played for Coach (Vagelli) Sakellaris a few years ago with the Sudbury AAA Minor Midget Team and he helped me develop as a player and get drafted into the OHL,” Walker said in a team press release. “The Cubs have a great organization that is focused on winning and developing players, and given where I am in my junior career, it’s important for me to be a leader on this team and help this team. new team to win a championship for local hockey fans. enjoy and be part of.

The 2019 Kingston Frontenacs NHL Draft Pick, the talented 6-footer, 185-pounder has 18 goals and 23 assists in 70 games as a junior. Among his 18 goals, there are seven power play scorers, which the Cubs say will bode well for their offense.

“Cameron is a player that we have been trying to acquire for quite some time now,” said Forsyth. “He’s a highly skilled forward who we count on to help lead our team offensively. Besides everything he brings to the ice, Cameron is an exceptional young man and really adds to the leadership and character that we have in our team.

Walker and the Cubs traveled to Espanola on Sunday for their first road game of the season at 2 p.m. They will return to the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex on Thursday to welcome the Blind River Beavers at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to Thursday’s game is limited to the first 450 fully vaccinated fans. Pre-game tickets can be purchased by emailing britt@ntaaa.ca or calling 705-524-8375.


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