Archive for October 9, 2015

Uxbridge out scores Merchants!

mastrangelo 2-3Photo: (Marco Mastrangelo’s flip shot lands behind the Merchants Tender)

The Uxbridge Bruins played catch-up all night long until the third period when they laid on the mustard coming back to take the lead for a 7-5 win. Scoring for Uxbridge in the first was Wes Cowie for a 1-1 tie and then in the second after the Merchants took a 3-1 lead it was Marco Mastrangelo getting his team within one goal. Jordan Nesbitt’s hustle from the blue line to bang at a loose puck tied the game with just .01 of a second left on the clock. The two teams traded goals through till the 12:00 min mark in the third, scoring for Uxbridge was Alex Siblock and a rocket slapshot from Daryl Thomson. Then it was Shane Smith’s turn to play hero as he redirected Captain Mastrangelo’s pass in the slot giving his team-mates the lead for the first time in the game. He would add another with an empty net goal as the Bruins left the “Bear Den” with a 7-5 win and second place in the standings. The Bruins Branden Francey and Garrett Haden of the Merchants made some quality saves for their respective teams.

Uxbridge Bruins overage goalie Branden Francey coming off MVP season! (By Brad Kelly)

Brandon Francey(Courtesy Brad Kelly durhamregion.com)

It’s quite the coincidence that Branden Francey ended his minor hockey days playing for the same coach… Click here for the story.