The Uxbridge Bruins held their AGM last Thursday June 1st and here is the 2017/18 executive.
Past President-Cam Stewart
2nd Vice President-Dale Catherwood
Directors-Pat Kiely, Terry Sovie, Elaine Cox, Don Lyons, Mark Mcvety,
I would like to thank the Bruins for the past 25 years of working with the best volunteer executive and their hockey operations personnel. I will be overseeing a transition to new personnel in our social media and video operations. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a director on the Bruins please contact President Ben Schell through his email email@example.com
C ya at the rink!
Below is the Banquet awards for 2017 for the Uxbridge Bruins. Congrats to all recipients.
Most improved player – Christian Giorgio.
Ivan Cox Memorial, Lady Byng – Jackson Evans
Coaches Award – Derek Dolan
Roy Cordingley, Defensive Player – Kyle Spataro
Rookie of the Year – Damien Heinle
MVP – Damien Heinle
Congrats to the Ayr Centennials who came back from a 2-0 deficit in games to win the Schmalz Cup tonight with a 6-3 win over the Port Hope Panthers! This is their second cup in two years! Junior C hockey is officially over for another year.
(Copyrighted Photo Courtesy of the OHL)
There was a lot of happy smiles at the homes of Blake Murray and Kurtis Evans, two Uxbridge residents that just got drafted into the OHL.
The left handed center Murray was selected 7th overall in the 2017 Priority selection draft by the Sudbury Wolves after playing this past season with the Whitby Wildcats Minor Midgets AAA.
Kurtis Evans went in the third round at 43rd overall to the North Bay Battalion where last year he played center on the right side with the Central Ontario Wolves Minor Midget AAA.
Down the road in Stouffville some more happy families as Drew Ferris a right handed center of the Vaughn Kings Minor Midget AAA was drafted 5th in the 14th round by the Niagara Ice Dogs. His teammate Ashton Reesor was selected by the Sarnia Sting in the 8th round at 88th overall. He is a 6″ left handed defenceman.
The Uxbridge Bruins Hockey family congratulate these young men in the OHL selection Draft and wish them all the success going forward as they pursue their hockey and life goals!
The Port Hope Panthers after blowing a 3-0 lead in game 6, came back from 5-3 and forced overtime with the Lakefield Chiefs, scoring a 7-6 final and 4-2 series win over our Orr representatives. Port Hope will now play the Alliston Hornets while the Essex 73’s take on the Defending Schmalz Champions Ayr Centennials. you can follow the games at the following link.
The Uxbridge Bruins Hockey Club congratulate the Lakefield Chiefs on becoming the 2017 Couger Cup Champions ! They defeated the Clarington Eagles 5-2 tonight in sweeping the Series 4-0. Good luck in your Provincial Quarter Final series against the Port Hope Panthers.
Photos (Peter Ovens)
It was a valiant effort but it was not meant to be as the Bruins came up just short against the Lakefield Chiefs tonight losing 2-1 in game six and 4-2 in the series. Simon Feig got the lone Bruins goal on a deflection to tie it at 1-1 but the Chiefs winning goal came just under 5 minutes later as all the goals came in the first period. Jake Joosten stood tall in the Bruins net as he faced 38 shots while Uxbridge fired 30 at the Lakefield goalie Michael Christie. This was the last game for Wes Cowie and Coby Gardner and we thank them for their contribution to the Bruins organisation.
A big thanks to all our fans who supported us this season, of which there was 407 of them at the game tonight. video at www.uxbridgebruins.com .See you next season! Congratulations Lakefield Chiefs and good luck to the remaining teams in the Orr division playoffs.
Photo: Peter Ovens (Players standing for the Anthem in Lakefield)
Uxbridge could not find the back of the net for the second game in a row as they fell 3-0 to the Chiefs and fall behind 3-2 in this semi final series. Ryan McConkey again was stellar in goal for Uxbridge. Game 6 is Friday Mar.3rd at 7:45pm at the Bear Den.
It was the old bad bouncing pucks and a step behind as the Bruins are unable to capitalize on home ice against the Lakefield Chiefs. Another solid game in goal by Ryan McConkey kept the game close but a 2-0 loss allows the Chiefs to tie the series at 2 apiece and the teams play their third game in 3 Nights Tuesday Feb.28th at 7:25 pm in Lakefield. Game 4 is Friday Mar.3rd at the Bear Den a 7:45 pm start.