He has lurked in the shadows of high scoring veteran Kyler Campbell and 16-year old rookie sensation sniper Billy Biedermann. But 17-year old neophyte Pierson Sobush has emerged as a top scorer for the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
A 5-foot-10, 175 pound forward, Sobush is coming off a month of February in which he produced seven goals, seven assists, 14 points in 10 games for the Cubs, who are locked in a tussle for third place in the NOJHL’s West Division with the Blind River Beavers.
One of many local products on the Cubs, Sobush has ascended to third on the Sudbury scoring chart with 14 goals, 15 assists, 29 points in 34 games.
And Cubs managing director Blaine Smith, who knows a player when he sees one, having spent 30 years in the front office of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League, thinks Sobush has OHL potential.
“If Pierson continues to improve and grow as a player I think he could be a good one to add to an OHL team roster in the seasons ahead. He is an exceptional personality and is a Tyler Bertuzzi (Detroit Red Wings, National Hockey League) type player at our level of competition,” Smith relayed to Hockey News North.