Photo: Players from the Bruins and the Mojacks shake hands after Port Perry wins the series.
It was 1-0 Bruins on a goal by Aiden Reilly from Marco Mastrangelo and Thomas Sheedy 40 secs into the game but Port Perry ties it at 5:05 to end the first period.
Marco Mastrangelo short handed from Aiden Reilly at 9:16 gives the Bruins back the lead at 2-1 after two. At 16:03 of the third the puck took a bad bounce in front of the net and it was all tied up at 2-2, sending the game into overtime. With the Mojacks on a power play they scored at 7:08 to end the game and the season for the Uxbridge Bruins as they swept the series 4-0.
THANK-YOU FANS for your support and we hope to see you next season. The Bruins wish the remaining teams good luck and who ever becomes Central Champs to represent our league with success! See you next season everyone!
Photo: (Central Convener Liz Bassinger presents the MVP Trophy to Captain Marco Mastrangelo, Congratulations Marco!)
An early power play goal by the Mojacks in the first period changed the momentum as they ran two more past the Bruins team for a 3-0 lead. Uxbridge playing before a large crowd of 421 fans could only get one back late in the third on a goal mouth scramble as Patrick Bolahood poked it into the net, but Port Perry added an empty netter for a 4-1 final. The Mojacks lead the series 3-0 and Uxbridge must win game 4 Sunday in Port Perry to make Game 5 necessary on Tues. Feb.23 at 7:45pm at the Bear Den.
(Photo courtesy of Alison Hodgkinson)
Uxbridge trailed 1-0 after a second period goal by the Mojacks and Port added one in the third with 26 seconds remaining for for a 2-0 final. Game 3 is Friday in Uxbridge at 7:45pm.
Photographer: Jacob Phair (Marco Mastrangelo celebrates his first goal)
The Port Perry Mojacks had a lot of power play minutes and cashed in on two of them late to force overtime, eventually winning 3-2. After a scoreless first period where the Bruins took 6 penalties to the Mojacks 1, Marco Mastrangelo stripped the puck off a Port Perry player and scored on a breakaway short handed for a slim lead after two. In the third it was a power play goal by the Captain, Mastrangelo as he fired a wrister that beat the Mojacks goalie for a 2-0 lead with 6 mins and 30 seconds to go. The parade to the penalty box caught up with Uxbridge as Port scored two goals on the power play, the tying goal 6 on 3 with the net empty at 19:44 to force overtime. They finished the comeback at 3:24 into OT to take game 1 of the series with game two on Wednesday at 7:25 pm at the Scugog side of Reach St. Game 3 at the Bear Den Fri. Feb.19 at 7:45pm.
Photo: (Fans taking in a regular season Bruins Game)
Tonight at 8pm the puck drops on game 1 of the Reach Street series! Come on out and support your Bruins as they host the Port Perry Mojacks.
The Reach Street Series starts Next Tuesday!
Game 1 in Uxbridge Tues. Feb.16 8:00 pm Game Time
Game 2 in Port Perry Wed. Feb.17 7:25 pm Game Time
Game 3 in Uxbridge Fri. Feb.19 7:45 pm Game Time
Game 4 in Port Perry Sun. Feb.21 2:25 pm Game Time
Game 5 in Uxbridge Tues. Feb.23 7:45 pm Game Time*
Game 6 in Port Perry Wed. Feb.24 7:25 pm Game Time*
Game 7 in Uxbridge Fri. Feb.26 7:45 pm Game Time*
With the sweep of the North Kawartha Knights tonight by a score of 4-0, Port Perry advances to the semi finals to play the Uxbridge Bruins. A schedule will be posted as soon as it is made available.
In the other series Clarington will play Lakefield after the Chiefs swept the Little Britain Merchants with a 4-2 win tonight.
The Uxbridge Bruins continue to wait in the wings to see who they will play in the Central Ontario Semi-Finals. One thing for sure is it won’t be the North Kawartha Knights as they would face Clarington as they would be the lowest seeded team to advance. But the Knights are in a jam as they are down 3 games to none to the Port Perry Mojacks and should the Mojacks continue to win the series the Bruins and Port Perry will face in the Reach Road series. This is regardless of who wins Little Britain / Lakefield (North Kawartha loses) where the Chiefs currently hold a 3-0 lead as well. The winner plays Clarington in the other Semi Final matchup with both series not expected to start before Feb.15th.
(Photo Courtesy Alison Hodgkinson) Announcement From Central Convenor Liz Bassinger
It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the Erv Downey Award for Most Valuable Player is Marco Mastrangelo of the Uxbridge Bruins and the winner of the Percy Macklin Award for Rookie of the Year is Jeff Hawthorne of the Lakefield Chiefs.
The Erv Downey Award will be presented to Marco at the first Uxbridge home playoff game and the Percy Macklin Award will be presented to Jeff on Tuesday, February 9th in Lakefield.
The Uxbridge Bruins Executive and Hockey Operations congratulate MVP Marco on this prestigious award in this his final season of junior eligibility.
The organization also congratulates the Chiefs Jeff Hawthorne on being selected the rookie of the year.