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.
The revised playoff format due to Little Britain suspending the remainder of their season is as follows.
Assistant GM Kevin Vander Geest updates the playoff format. “Two of the top four teams must take a bye and then seeded teams to playoff. If 1st and 2nd want to play then 3rd and 4th must take the bye. There must be 2 byes, the bye option starts at the top and and will move down until both are gone.”
As soon as teams have made their decisions, The Bruins will announce their playoff information.
File Photo: (Courtesy John Cavers) Former President Ben Schell with Santa and Jake Joosten Dec. 2015
Ben Schell resigned from the Uxbridge Bruins executive as President Feb.1st as he chaired his final function at the Bruins Executive meeting. Ben is getting set to make a move from Uxbridge to London Ontario later in the week. Ben came to the Uxbridge Bruins Family 5 years ago as a trainer for the team where he was behind the bench up until last season. He then became a director as well for a few seasons before taking on the Presidents role last May at the Bruins Annual Membership Meeting.
Ben expressed “he had a great time working with the executive, the coaching staffs and all the players over the years. Couldn’t have been with a better organization.” We hope to see him back at a Bruins game sometime in the future!
Terry Sovie has taken over the role as Acting President for the remainder of the term. He joined the Bruins in 2014 as a Director and then Vice President in 2017.
Thank you Ben from your Bruins Family and good luck as settle into your new neighbourhood!
(Photo: Bruins Players celebrate a goal vs Clarington Jan.3/18)
The Uxbridge Bruins will play the Clarington Eagles tonight (Fri. Feb.3rd at 7:45pm at the Bear Den for third place in the standings. The Eagles fell to the Port Perry Mojacks 5-3 Thurs in Clarington and with the final game against Little Britain being a forfeit Uxbridge needs a win to take third place.
Lets pack the Den and make some noise as these two teams battle in their final game of the regular season.
(Photo: Damien Heinle was back in the building supporting his team tonight)
It was a scoreless first period but a well played one before Uxbridge got two goals in the second.
Michael Rennie popped home a shot of the back boards that deflected over to him and he had the wide open net to shoot at. Kyle Spataro’s point shot deflected off a player in front and through the legs of the Eagles net minder for a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles scored early in the third to cut the lead in half but the Bruins kept pressuring and were rewarded with an insurance goal on a great pass by Aiden Reilly to Derek Dolan. Adrian Addante picked up his first point as a Bruin also assisting on the play.
Some great goal tending again by Ryan McConkey for the “W” as he faced 38 shots, the Bruins fired 32 at the Eagles Mark Robb.
The Bruins need a little help from the Mojacks Thursday night. A Port Perry win will keep the Bruins chances alive to finish 3rd in the battle with Clarington.
Uxbridge host Clarington again on Fri. Feb.2nd at the Bear Den.