The Uxbridge Bruins battled to the very end at the Bear Den tonight but came up short in a 4-3 loss to the Napanee Raiders. After a scoreless first period the Raiders opened up a 2-0 lead on goals by Reid Humphrey and Liam Mroueh but Tobey Cooper banged home a feed from Daniel Giorgio to get the Bruins within one.
In the third Uxbridge tied it on Jackson Savery’s shot in the slot, however the Napanee squad regained the lead on Hunphrey’s second of the game. Midway through the third Captain Aiden Reilly retied the game setting up an exciting finish as Uxbridge pressed to take the lead. With just over a minute left in the third Dayton Kent of the Raiders scored on a 2 on 1 for the game and series clinching goal.
Good luck Napanee as you represent the Eastern Conference in the semi-finals.
A special thank you to all the players staff and management for a the most successful season in 10 years for the Uxbridge Bruins. Thanks to the Bruins executive who’s tireless efforts keep the Den rolling on Friday nights.
To overagers Robert Freckelton, Thomas Sheedy, Ryan McConkey and Captain Aiden Reilly, thanks for your dedication to the team and we wish you all the best in the future.
Uxbridge 16 minutes on 8 infractions Napanee 10 minutes on 5 infractions
Game Length: 2:01 Attendance: 542 REFEREE: Danny Emerson Referee 2: Duane Parliament LINES 1: Brandon LaBarge LINES 2: James McGuey Scorekeeper: STAR 1: Mroueh, Liam (NAP) STAR 2: Powers, Nelson (NAP) STAR 3: McConkey , Ryan (UXB)
The Uxbridge Bruins are in
the Eastern Final and would like to have you join us for a road game. We are
considering taking a fan bus to Napanee on Sunday the Mar.24th. Bring your own
food and drink to have on the bus. The Bus would be leaving the Uxbridge arena
at 4:30 pm sharp, making a pick up at 4:50 pm at the Iroquois Sports Center in
Whitby and then heading to Napanee for the game. There would be a cost of $25.00
per person payable at the time of departure ( cash only ). In order for us to
book the bus we would need to know how many people are interested in this
adventure. Please email Terry Sovie at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm
your booking. If there is not sufficient interest we will not be moving
forward with this event. Thank
you for supporting your Uxbridge Bruins !!!
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.
After a 6-3 win Friday at the Bear Den, it was off to Apsley where the Bruins came out flat in this one falling behind 2-0 on goals by the Knights Matt Carroll and Clay Coles, however Toby Cooper (PP) got the Bruins rolling when he banged home a rebound from Mathew Hunter’s point shot. Adam Turner (PP) with one of his patented blasts from the point, tied things at 2-2 and Jackson Savery (PP) with a wicked wrist shot beat the Knights Noah Miller for a 3-2 lead.
There was no scoring in the second period as both the Bruins Ryan McConkey and the Knights Miller closed the door in goal.
A Joshua Cammalleri shot rebounded to Savery (PP) and he made no mistake giving the Bruins a 2 goal cushion. Carroll (PP) got that back for the Knights setting up a wild finish but Savery got the puck up ice and passed off the boards to Justin Bennett who fired into the empty net for a 5-3 final. Bennett suffered and injury on the play as he was given a two handed slash as he scored taking a few moments to recover.
Robert Freckelton was named the workhorse of the game, Congrats Robert.
As the Bruins left the ice North Kawartha fans douced the Bruins in pop and threw popcorn on them as well as the coaching staff.
Game 5 is Monday Mar.11th at 8:45 pm at the Bear Den as the Bruins will attempt to win the series and the Cougar Cup for the first time since 2009. Pack the den and hear the roar!
Captain Aiden Reilly was the hero for the Bruins, scoring a powerplay goal with 2.7 seconds remaining in regulation, as the Bruins completed a comeback victory to tie the best-of-seven series. Simon Feig scored twice for Uxbridge, with Justin Bennett chipping in with a single. Ryan McConkey turned aside 37 of 40 shots to pick up the win.
The series shifts back to Uxbridge on Friday, March 8, for Game 2, with the action getting underway at 7:45 p.m. Please subscribe to the official Bruins YouTube channel for exclusive PJHL highlights on the Road to the Clarence Schmalz Cup.