There are now three goalies on the roster of the Sudbury Cubs as they wage war with the Blind River Beavers for first place overall in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. The Cubs have picked up 2006 birth year net minder Matthew Vahramian from the last place Elliot Lake Vikings in a cash exchange.
Vahramian had a record of 3-11-2 with an .885 save percentage and 4.70 goals against average for Elliot Lake in what is his rookie NOJHL season. Interestingly, one of his wins came over Sudbury.
“Matthew is a great addition to our veteran goaltending tandem of Noah Metivier and Noah Beaulne,” relayed Cubs general manager Dave Clancy. “We have witnessed first hand how good Matthew is as a young goaltender in this league and he will gain some valuable experience by working with our veteran tandem and our goaltending coach Eric Navarro.”
As Vahramian has a 2006 birth date, Metivier and Beaulne were both born in 2004. And the young goalie said he is looking forward to developing his game in Sudbury.
“I am very excited to join a top team in the NOJHL and provide the Cubs with goaltending depth,” relayed Vahramian. “I understand and accept my role as presented to me by the GM and I will be ready when I am called upon. The Cubs have two excellent veteran goaltenders and as a first year goaltender, I look forward to learning from them and earning an opportunity to develop into the Cubs no. 1 goalie in the future.”