Over the off-season, the Provincial Junior Hockey League made a number of changes to their online presence, most notably with a new, enhanced website through HockeyTech. The site will contain up-to-date scores, stats and schedules from all 8 PJHL Divisions.
The Uxbridge Bruins Junior Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Jay Simmonds has accepted a promotion to the position of general manager.
Born and raised in Uxbridge, Simmonds played three seasons with the Bruins before rejoining the team last year as Assistant GM. He has spent the past year apprenticing under former general manager Mark Savery, who recently accepted a position with the Elliot Lake Red Wings.
“Jay is a bright young man with an excellent mind for the game. Over the past year, he has shown great pride, commitment, and enthusiasm for the management side of hockey, and continuing to build the Uxbridge Bruins into one of the premier organizations in the PJHL,” said team president Cam Stewart.
As a former Bruins player, Simmonds noted that there is a growing enthusiasm for PJHL hockey among players and he is excited to continue work on bringing a Schmalz Cup provincial championship to Uxbridge.
“I am extremely grateful for all of Mark’s support over the past year and his mentorship as I made the transition from playing to managing. I’m looking forward to the opportunities we have to continue to build on the success the team has had in recent years,” added Simmonds.
Graduating to the general manager position, Simmonds joins head coach Mike Spataro, as well as assistant coaches Trevor Cox and Jamie Showers as former Bruins players now involved in the team’s hockey operations department.
“Playing for the Bruins has given us great perspective. Not only in what we need to do as a team to win and be successful, but also what a Schmalz Cup championship would mean to this community. We all want to reward our fans with a championship for their passion, support, and commitment over the past 45 seasons,” Simmonds noted.
The Provincial Junior Hockey League has decided to formally announce the cancellation of the 2020-21 season.
The Uxbridge Bruins would like to thank our staff, sponsors, players, volunteers, and everyone else who was involved in our attempt to hit the ice this season, and we look forward to safely resuming play at the Bear Den in the fall for the 2021-22 season and continue our quest to bring a Clarence Schmalz Cup Championship to Uxbridge.
Please continue to check our website and social media accounts for updated information regarding the 2021-22 PJHL season. Thank you again for your continued support of Uxbridge Bruins junior hockey.
With the community on hold which also includes the Uxbridge Bruins amid the coronavirus outbreak, we would like to take this moment to announce our team awards for the 2019/2020 season. The Bruins executive hope to have their annual banquet later in the year when it is safe to do so. The safety of everyone is first and foremost.
Starting off with the Ivan Cox Memorial Defenceman of the year award, in his overage year our Captain Adam Turner. Adam contributed 6 goals and 16 assist in his final year as a Bruin. Congrats Adam.
This years Rookie of the Year award goes to local resident Andrew Swan who played all 42 games with 2 goals and 7 assists. Well done Andrew.
The Media award which was created by Darryl Knight and Roger Varley goes to another OA, Cameron Moffitt who chipped in with 11 goals and 12 assists. Well done Moff!
The Coaches and the Roy Cordingley Memorial Most Sportsmanlike award recipient are both going to Toby Cooper. Toby finished third in team scoring at 51 points (11 goals and 40 assists). A great year Coop!
Every year a player ends the season with improved performances and as a 16 year old playing junior in goal Cameron Smith was thrown into the fire as the teams number one goalie. Congrats Smitty on the Most Improved award and good luck as you continue the journey with the London Knights organization.
A teams Most Valuable player not only has talent but heart and soul, this was the character Justin Bennett exemplified in his time with the Bruins finishing first in team scoring with 20 goals and 34 assists for 54 points. Congratulations on receiving the Jack Murphy Memorial Most Valuable Player Award. A great finish to your overage year Benny! (The name of the trophy was originally omitted in error and thanks to Brad Barton for bringing this to our attention)
Congrats to all of you and a Special Thanks to our Fans this past season, you were Awesome!
It was not meant to be as a hard working Bruins Team just came up short losing 3-2 in overtime to the Clarington Eagles. Brandan Reid got the home team off to a 1-0 lead 4 mins into the game but the Eagles tied it up for a 1-1 tie heading into intermission.
Daniel Giorgio with a goal made it 2-1 in the third but again the Eagles would tie it sending this exciting game into overtime.
The Eagles ended the Bruins season at 4:18 into overtime much to the disappointment of the local fans. Thx to our Fans for your support and good luck to Clarington and North Kawartha in the Orr division finals.
Faced with elimination, the Uxbridge Bruins held their own against the Clarington Eagles trailing just 1-0 after two periods of play. The third period was all Bruins as Cameron Moffitt got it rolling tying up the score early, Adam Bilyea got the game winning goal at 13:25. Under 2 minutes later Justin Bennett upped the score to 3-1 and Cameron Gillis got an empty netter to seal the win. Cam Smith faced 35 shots and Uxbridge fired 32 the other way.
Game 6 at the Bear Den Wednesday Mar.4th at 8:15 pm.
After an Impressive 10-4 drubbing on Friday at the Bear Den the Bruins couldn’t find the magic and fell 5-0 and now trail the Clarington Eagles 2 games to 1 in this series. Shots were 40-34 in favour of the Eagles as the series shifts back to the Bear Den on Wed. Feb. 26 at 8:15 pm.
Lets pack the Den and support your Bruins in this exciting series.