(Photo: Mojacks and Bruins shake hands after the series ended)
The Bruins just couldn’t get the equalizer in the late stages of this game as they entered the third period down 2-1 to the Mojacks. With Ryan McConkey on the Bench for an extra attacker time ran out on the game and their season as the Bruins fell 4 games to 1 in this semi final. Simon Feig got the lone Uxbridge goal on one of their few chances on the night. Graham Lamers and Kudy Fruhner got the Mojack goals. Shawn Mabley picked up the win in goal for Port Perry.
On behalf of the Bruins organisation we congratulate Port Perry on the series win and wish them and Lakefield all the best in the quest for the Couger cup.
(Photo:Bruins Players Celebrate their win over Port Perry)
Simon Feig scored a natural hat trick on Sunday afternoon starting with a goal with 1 second left on the clock in the first period.
Cameron Moffitt and Michael Rennie picked up assists. Feig added two to start the second with Carson Bell, Captain Bartholomew and Rennie assisting, chasing starter Shawn Mabley from the Port Perry net, Corey Kuypers entered the game in goal for the Mojacks. Kieran Beaudoin got the first of his two on the day from Aiden Reilly and Derek Dolan. Graham Lamers scored twice for the Mojacks as Uxbridge took a 4-2 lead into the dressing room after 2 periods of play.
It was Beaudoin, Daniel Wu and Robert Freckelton rounding out the scoring for a 7-2 final. Mathew Hunter, Rennie, Feig and Beaudoin helping out on the goals. Ryan McConkey faced 34 shots in standing tall in goal and the Bruins fired 33 at the Mojacks net.
Uxridge now trails 2 games 1 in this best of 7 series. Game 4 is this Tuesday Feb.27th at 8:15 pm at the Bear Den, Lets pack the house and support your Uxbridge Bruins.
(Photo: Derek Dolan slides the puck past Shawn Mabley for a goal)
The Bruins took a 1-0 lead into the second period on an unassisted goal by Aiden Reilly, but the Mojacks Graham Lamers came out and tied it up just 11 seconds into the second period. Derek Dolan and Cameron Moffitt gave the Uxbridge squad a 3-1 lead but before the end of the period Port Perry’s Derek Risebrough and Austin Mackie evened the score at 3-3.
Moffitt got the lead back but they couldn’t hold it as Lamers and Spencer Robinson gave the Mojacks the lead at 5-4. Mitchel Gustavsen got an insurance goal and they added an empty net goal by Adam Turner for the win.
(Photo: Ryan McConkey gets set for a Breakaway Save)
After the Bruins opened the scoring at the 21 second mark on a goal by Robert Freckelton from Aiden Reilly and Kieran Beaudoin, the Port Perry Mojacks clawed their way back in the second period on goals by Jeff Gauld and Brady Martin for a 2-1 lead. They would add one more from Dan Harris for a 3-1 final with Game 2 Friday Feb.23rd at 7:45 pm at the Bear Den.
The Knights came back from a 2-0 deficit in games to take the series 4 games to 2. In game 6 they trailed 3-1 and it looked like a game 7 was looming but after closing the gap to 3-2 a spectacular finish gave them their first playoff series win in their young history. Congrats to the North Kawartha Knights from the Uxbridge Bruins.
With the goalie on the bench for an extra attacker Ethan Coensscored at 19:14 to tie the game for what looked like overtime. However just 8 secs later the Knights Zack Pearson (19:22) fired home the winning goal to set up the Highway 28 series with the Lakefield Chiefs. Good luck to both Teams.
(File Photo: Bruins Celebrate OT win Jan.7th in Port Perry)
The Port Perry Mojacks defeated the Georgina Ice 5-2 on Tuesday Feb.13th to take the series 4 games to none. Uxbridge will now play the Mojacks in a best of 7 semifinal Starting on Wed Feb.21st in Port Perry at 7:30 pm. Game two will be at the Bear Den on Fri. Feb.23 at 7:45pm. Full schedule on the Home Page. #playoffsfor28
In the other series the North Kawartha Knights have taken a 3-2 series lead over the Clarington Eagles and they play game 6 in Apsley at the North Kawartha Community Center on Saturday Feb 17th at 7:25pm.
Assistant coach Keith Acton talks to the players along with Coach Robbie Acton at a team building pre playoff dinner. The Bruins are waiting for the first round playoffs to finish before finding out who they will play in round two.
Photo: (Courtesy Wendy Locke) Bruins Bench getting ready for OT Feb.2/18
The Uxbridge Bruins will get some well deserved rest and practice time for the next two weeks as they await the first round series to be completed. The second place Port Perry Mojacks opted to play and will face the Georgina Ice while the Clarington Eagles face the North Kawartha Knights, the first place Lakefield Chiefs who finished first opted for the bye.
The Bruins will probably have 2 weeks to before starting the second round of playoffs and the only thing that is certain is they wont face Lakefield or Georgina because of the way teams are reseeded as Uxbridge will be seeded 2nd or 3rd.
Watch for the playoff schedule on our Website, Facebook and Twitter. Go Bruins Go!
General Manager Mark Savery has started #playoffsfor28 in reference to Bruins Damien Heinle. Damien was informed by his medical specialist that unfortunately he cannot return to the game he loves as another severe hit could result in a very severe injury. In all the time I have been around the Bruins I have seen injuries and players recover to play again, this is news that really sinks in and I wish Damien all the best in his future. Maybe someday you will be involved in the game at another level and can enjoy our good ol game of hockey in a different way. Good Luck Damien!
The Bruins Adam Bartholomew jumped up into the rush in 3 on 3 overtime and fired home the goal to give his team 3rd place in the standings. Both Clarington and Uxbridge finish tied with 52 points but the Bruins get the tie breaker in winning the season head to head with the Eagles 4 games to 3.
The first period was scoreless and then the Eagles got on the board first before Aiden Reilly tied it up at one apiece. Clarington got a late PP goal to take a 2-1 lead into the third period where the teams traded chances back and forth. Ryan McConkey made several game changing saves and at the 10:23 mark the Bruins Cameron Moffitt was sent down the left side on a pass from Simon Feig where Moffitt handcuffed the Eagles tender to tie the game up at 2-2.
Off to OT where Michael Rennie found a speeding Adam Bartholowmew and he fired home the game winner sending 235 delerious Bruins Fans out of their seats.
The Bruins will announce their playoff decision regarding the bye on Sat Feb.3rd and we will post that as soon as it is made public.