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.
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Daniel Giorgio fought through heavy traffic in front of the net to tip in a shot by Adam Turner just over 5 minutes into overtime at Scugog Arena on Sunday, Feb. 24. The goal capped a wild, back-and-forth Game 4 that saw the Uxbridge Bruins sweep the rival Port Perry Mojacks in a Battle of North Durham in the semi-finals and punch Uxbridge’s ticket to the Cougar Cup Orr Division championship.
BOX SCORE: Bruins 6 Mojacks 5 OT
Bruins sweep series 4-0 Cougar Cup Orr Division championships begins no earlier than Monday, March 4.
Period 1 Port Perry – Jordan Baker (Carter Thornton) 1:54 Uxbridge – Michael Rennie (Cole Bremner, Aiden Reilly) 2:58 Port Perry – Carter Thornton (short handed) (Derek Risebrough) 9:06 Uxbridge – Simon Feig (Thomas Sheedy) 19:32 Period 2 Port Perry – Tye Stewart (Spencer Robinson) 1:56 Uxbridge – Robert Freckelton (power play) (Aiden Reilly, Joshua Cammalleri) 7:55 Period 3 Uxbridge – Simon Feig (Toby Cooper) 0:56 Port Perry – Carter Thornton (Derek Risebrough, Noah Donaghy) 4:08 Uxbridge – Jackson Savery (Joshua Cammalleri, Finn Reeves) 9:03 Port Perry – Noah Bray (unassisted) 11:46 Overtime Uxbridge – Daniel Giorgio (Cole Bremner, Adam Turner) 5:24
Uxbridge got on the board first tonight as Daniel Giorgio spotted Cole Bremner coming in from the point and his quick release found the top corner of the net for a 1-0 lead. The Mojacks Ben Sheremeta got that one back on a power play to send the teams to the dressing room all tied up at 1-1.
In the second Nicholas Roman fired a shot off the glove of the Mojacks goalie Conner Latchford and it bounced off the boards right to Justin Bennett who fired it into the open net.
Thomas Sheedy the workhorse player of the game called for the puck at the point and fired a shot on net where Simon Feig collected the loose puck to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead. Then it was a spectacular glove save by the Bruins Ryan McConkey while two men short, followed by a Jacob Gordon glove save as he was thrust into action due to equipment problems with one of McConkey’s goal pads. With Ryan back in goal a couple of minutes later he had to face a penalty shot by the Mojacks Carter Thornton and he played it perfectly with his blocker. Toby Cooper with the move into the slot fired home the Bruins 4th goal for a 4-1 final and a 3-0 series lead. Shots were 60-48 Bruins.
Game 4 is Sunday Feb.24th in Port Perry at 2:25 pm where the Bruins will be trying to wrap up the series but they will face a desperate Mojacks team who will give it their all to try and extend the series.
BOX SCORE: Bruins 4 Mojacks 1
Period 1 Uxbridge – Cole Bremner (Daniel Giorgio) 14:10 Port Perry – Ben Sheremeta (power play) (Spencer Robinson, Jeff Gauld) 18:44 Period 2 Uxbridge – Justin Bennett (unassisted) 16:14 Period 3 Uxbridge – Simon Feig (Thomas Sheedy, Toby Cooper) 3:50 Uxbridge – Toby Cooper (Daniel Giorgio, Simon Feig) 16:49
Bruins lead series 2-0
Game 3 Friday, Feb. 22 7:45 p.m. at the Bear Den.
Period 1 Uxbridge – Matthew Hunter (Robert Freckelton) 9:47 Port Perry – Derek Risebrough (Noah Bray, Carter Thornton) 14:04 Port Perry – Spencer Robinson (power play) (Jeff Gauld) 19:07 Period 2 Uxbridge – Justin Bennett (Jackson Savery) 10:11 Uxbridge – Finn Reeves (Travis Buxcey) 12:18 Uxbridge – Justin Bennett (power play) (Daniel Giorgio, Simon Feig) 17:46 Period 3 Port Perry – Ben Sheremeta (power play) (Carter Thornton, Jeff Gauld) 0:35 Uxbridge – Robert Freckelton (Aiden Reilly) 5:07 Uxbridge – Daniel Giorgio (power play) (Toby Cooper, Simon Feig) 9:47 Uxbridge – Simon Feig (unassisted) 10:22 Uxbridge – Joshua Cammalleri (Justin Bennett, Daniel Wu) 12:27
Captain Aiden Reilly accepts the 1st place trophy from Convenor Liz Basinger.
After a week off there was no rust as the Bruins fired 58 shots at the Mojacks tandem of Corey Kuypers and Connor Latchford. Daniel Giorgio and Jackson Savery gave Uxbridge a 2-0 lead after the first and Mathew Hunter went end to end on a solo effort to start the third. Joshua Cammalleri fired home his second as a Bruin for a 4-0 lead. before former Bruin Noah Donaghy got the Mojacks on the board.
The Crowd of 400 rose to their feet twice more in the third as Captain Aiden Reilly and Savery with his second closed out the scoring. Ryan McConkey had 25 saves making the big saves when needed.
After the game the fans had the chance to skate with the Bruins players on a very successful Family day.
Bruins play in Port Perry Thurs Feb.21 at 8:15pm before coming back to the Den on Fri Feb 22nd at 7:45 pm
HIGHLIGHTS: Bruins 6 Mojacks 1 Bruins lead series 1-0
Game 2 Thursday, Feb. 21 8:15 p.m. at Scugog Arena Game 3 Friday, Feb. 22 7:45 p.m. at the Bear Den Game 4 Sunday, Feb. 24 2:25 p.m. at Scugog Arena
SCORING SUMMARY: Period 1 Uxbridge – Daniel Giorgio (Toby Cooper) 6:33 Uxbridge – Jackson Savery (Matthew Hunter, Justin Bennett) 8:39 Period 2 Uxbridge – Matthew Hunter (Bennett Britton, Cameron Moffitt) 4:51 Uxbridge – Joshua Cammalleri (Justin Bennett) 11:49 Port Perry – Noah Donaghy (power play) (Alex Razgoulaevs) 13:04 Period 3 Uxbridge – Aiden Reilly (power play) (Justin Bennett, Jackson Savery) 0:38 Uxbridge – Jackson Savery (Justin Bennett, Joshua Cammalleri) 7:56
The Bruins wrapped up the PJHL Orr Division regular season this afternoon with a shutout victory over the Georgina Ice. The Bruins set a new franchise record with their 33rd victory of the season, as well as tying the 2001-02 edition of the team with 68 points, finshing in first place in the Division. We will now await the winner of the preliminary round series between Clarington and Port Perry to determine our Orr Division semi-finals opponent.