The Bruins won a hard fought battle, 4-2 win over the North Kawartha Knights to become the first Bruins Cup winning team since 2009. It only took 1:09 into the game to get the crowd on their feet with Joshua Cammalleri banging home a loose puck in front of the net on a nice rush by Simon Feig who passed to Toby Cooper and his shot was stopped but Cammalleri was there to clean up. Cameron Moffitt with a hard wrist shot picked the far side past the Knights goalie Noah Miller. Bennett Britain and Daniel Wu worked hard to turn over the puck and setup the scoring chance. Ryan McConkey was sensational in goal making save after save especially on a huge cross ice glove save that drew the cheers from the crowd.
In the second period Justin Bennett hammered home a rebound from Jackson Savery’s initial shot for a commanding 3-0 lead. However the North Kawartha team had no quit in them as they battled back on 2 power play goals, first by Jesse Douglas to end the second at 3-1 Bruins.
Just 34 seconds into the third Trent Schutt closed the gap to 3-2 and the Knights pressured the Bruins net with 19 third period shots but could not get another one past McConkey. It is only fitting that the “Workhorse Player of the game” Captain Aiden Reilly, who out worked a Knights defenseman and picked up the puck to score an empty net break way goal at 19:14.
As the final buzzer rang, the players, coaches, bench personnel and management staff celebrated the winning of the Cougar cup. ( Cory “Stumper” Stemp win number 7) Congrats to our hard working executive President Cam Stewart, Terry Sovie, Dale Catherwood, Pat Kielly, Janet McGhee, Elanie Cox and Don Lyons for their behind the scenes volunteer work.
You can see pictures on our FB page Uxbridge Bruins Hockey Club.
Next series will be announced as soon as possible vs the Tod division champions Napanee Raiders.