Pictured, Brandon Francey pokechecks a Knights player during a penalty shot.
The Bruins played their first game at home with the expansion North Kawartha Knights on a snowy Halloween evening at the Bear Den! Uxbridge poured 52 shots on goal en route to a 5-1 win. But it took 18 minutes and 33 seconds before they would score as Jordan Nessbitt fed Alex Williamson and he found Daryl Thomson who finished of the play with a perfect wraparound for the first of two on the night. In the second period Marco Mastrangelo went end to end blowing by the defence and sliding the puck under the North Kawartha netminder. Jason Simmonds assisted on the goal. A wide open Thomson fired a bullet from Adam Bartholomew for a 3-0 lead but the Knights got one on their own to start the third, with the puck actually getting lodged in the net webbing by the hard slapshot. The Bruins added two more on goals by Alex Siblock and Tyson Eastgate for the 5-1 final. Mastrangelo, Nesbitt, Conner Evans and Patrick Bolahood added assists. The Bruins host the Lakefield Chiefs next Fri Nov.7th at the Bear Den.
(Photo Courtesy of Mike Steptoe) Uxbridge fired 34 shots at the Little Britain Merchants goalie tonight but fell 5-2 as the Merchants returned 26 at the Uxbridge net. Korey Brand took a pass from Owen Scuralli (AP) and walked in front of the net for a 1-0 lead after the first. Alex Siblock also assisted on the play. Just 33 seconds into the second Korey Brand blocked a shot and made it 2-0 (SH) as the Bruins were in total control. Adam Bartholomew and Thomas Sheedy added helpers. But the Merchants fired 5 straight goals to take a commanding 5-2 lead into the second intermission and that stood up as the final. The Bruins next home game is Oct.31st vs the expansion North Kawartha Knights at 7:45pm
(Photo Courtesy Mike Steptoe) “Great Save Jooston” The Bruins Jake Jooston snares a shot during action at the Bear Den tonight.
Jarett Smith got the Bruins on the board early in the first when he stole a puck off an Ice defender and fired a wicked wrist shot stick side on the Georgina Ice goalie. But the second belonged to the Ice who scored 2 goals in 24 seconds and headed into the second intermission with the lead. The coaching staff must have said all the right things during their time in the dressing room as they came out flying pumping 20 shots at the visiting goalie and scoring 4 goals for a 5-2 win. Alex Siblock from Aiden Reilly and Carter Vahey tied the game at 2 apiece, then it was Daryl Thomson firing five hole from Alex Williamson for the game winner. Jarett Smith added his second of the night when he came out of the corner and slapped a quick shot over the glove of the ice goalie. Korey Brand and Marco Mastrangelo assisted on the play. Thomson played give and go with Williamson for his 2nd of the night, firing a shot along the ice that found it’s way into the net. This was the Bruins 3rd win in a row as they sit in first place, two points up on Clarington and Lakefield, But Port Perry and Little britain are only 3 and 4 points respectfully behind them in a very tight Central division. The Bruins play host to the Merchants this fri. Oct 24th at 7:45pm
Photo courtesy The Standard (Darryl Knight) If you were at the game in Port Perry this afternoon, you got your money’s worth as the Bruins and the Mojacks battled in a classic rivalry game that had to be settled in a shootout. Uxbridge’s Dylan Locke got the Bruins on the board first with a beauty on a wrap-around shot that was set in motion by Daryl Thomson. But the Mojacks would tie it up before the period was over on a power play and then take a 2-1 lead in the second. Conner Evans fed Korey Brand who was in mid flight and he made a perfect pass to Jarett Smith who deflected the shot pass the Port goalie for a 2-2 tie. The Mojacks regained the lead before Carter Vahey fired a wrister through a crowd from the point just seconds into a power play and we are tied at 3-3 going into the third. Smith and Marco Mastrangelo were the setup men right off the face-off. It was a scoreless third period as both goalies came up with big saves especially the Bruins Brandon Francey on a breakaway in the dying mins of the game. The Mojacks thought they had won it in OT but the officials gathered and ruled no goal as the player had knocked the puck into the net with a high stick.
In the shootout Dylan Locke scored on the first shot and Marco Mastrangelo on the Bruins third for a big 4-3 win in Mojack land. The Standings will have Uxbridge and (the winner of Lakefield at Clarington later today) tied for first with the losing team possibly tied with The Mojacks at one back. Little Britain will be 2 back in a very tight Central Division.
Don’t forget to watch the Bruins this Tues. night Oct.21st against the Georgina Ice!
(Photo Courtesy John Yates) Brandon Francey makes a pad save during action at the Bear Den…
Jarett Smith scored on the power play from Carter Vahey and Marco Mastrangelo and then added another short handed for a first period 2-0 lead at the Bear Den tonight. The Eagles (PP) cut the lead in half before the first was over. In the second Marco Mastrangelo took a pass from Conner Evans and his cross ice pass hit a Clarington player and went passed the Eagles tender who was moving across his net on the play. When an Eagles defender fell while playing the puck, opportunity knocks for Daryl Thomson who went around the net and fired a five hole shot for a 4-1 lead. Clarington added one in the third on the power play but an empty net short handed goal by Alex Williamson sealed the 5-2 victory. Brandon Francey stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced picking up the win. Combined with Port Perry’s 3-1 loss to the improving Georgina Ice, the Bruins find themselves tied with the Mojacks and Eagles for 1st place in the Central.
The Bruins play a rare Tuesday night game against the Georgina Ice on Oct.21st at 7:45pm.
Carter Vahey Lays the Body on a Chiefs player during the game in Lakefield tonight.
The Uxbridge Bruins held the Lakefield chiefs scoreless after one period of play and held a 2-1 lead on Conner Evans (PP) and Jarett Smith (PP) goals after two. In the third Lakefield tied it and Dylan Locke regained the lead but once again the Chiefs tied it up. Then came a scoreless Overtime followed by 9 rounds of a shootout where the home team was the only team to get a goal defeating the Bruins 4-3. Uxbridge host Clarington this Friday at the Bear Den!
The Uxbridge Bruins got back into the win column tonight with a 3-1 decision over the Little Britain Merchants. Connor Evans and Robert Freckleton gave thier teamates a 2-0 first period lead and Jordan Nesbitt added one in the second. The Merchants got one in the third period but Brandon Francey held the fort the rest of the way for the win.
Jake Jooston makes a point blank save off of an Ice player in the third period.
Below a large Fan turnout watching the Bruins.
The Bruins remain winless at home with a 7-4 loss to Georgina Ice tonight at the Bear Den. Jordan Nesbitt gave his teammates a 4-3 lead in the third scoring his first goal as a Bruin, but then the Ice scored 4 straight for the win. Daryl Thomson Jarett Smith and Marco Mastrangelo got the other Bruins Goals. Jake Joosten is now 1-1 taking the loss in goal.
Jake Jooston picked up his first Junior C win as he backstopped the Bruins to a 4-2 win over the North Kawartha Knights in Apsley tonight. The Knights led 1-0 after one period before the Bruins notched 2 goals, the first by Tyson Eastgate on a scramble in front of the net. Alex Williamson and Patrick Bolahood assisted on the goal. Then Shane Smith redirected a Matt Pollard point shot for the 2-1 lead. Daryl Thomson also chipped in on the play. But the hardworking Knights threw a scare into the Bruins with the tying goal in front of a boisterous home crowd with 5:05 to play in the game.Then it was Dylan Locke’s goal of the game as he backhanded a powerful shot that eluded the Knights tender as he tore down the right side, while the official assist went to Shane Smith it appears that Daryl Thomson sent Locke in on a nice tape to tape pass. Jarett Smith added much needed breathing space just 36 seconds later as Brand made a perfect pass to him and his power wrister squeaked by on the goalie’s glove side. Marco Mastrangelo also assisted. The Bruins host Georgina Ice Fri Oct.10th at 7:45pm
(Photograph John Yates)
The Uxbridge Bruins opened the scoring against the defending All Ontario Champions Lakefield Chiefs at the Bear Den Fri Night, as Alex Siblock scored from Adam Rielly and Robert Freckleton. However the Chiefs scored 3 unanswered for a 3-1 lead after one period of play. Tyson Eastgate unassisted and Dylan Locke (PP) on a rebound from Korey Brands shot got the Bruins even at 3-3. Conner Evans point blast started the play on the tying goal. Lakefield regained the lead before Jarett Smith also on the power play retied the game. Marco Mastrangelo and Daryl Thomson assisted. But it was all Lakefield in the third as they opened up a 6-4 lead before Brand scored with an extra attacker with just 11 seconds left falling 6-5 to Lakefield. The Bruins next home game is Oct.10th at 7:45pm when they host the Georgina Ice.