The Uxbridge Bruins were in Port Hope Saturday evening to take on the Panthers of the Tod division.
A one goal game with both teams exchanging the lead. Panthers tied it up late in the third that sent it to overtime.
Toby Cooper found the bottom corner from a pass from Daniel Giorgio in the 3 on 3 OT to take the win 3-2.
Other goals were from Michael Rennie and Jackson Savery.
Jacob Gordon received first star for stopping 38 of 40 shots.
Next game is in Uxbridge Nov. 23rd @ 7:45 pm. Bruins will welcome Humboldt Broncos Chaplain Sean Brandow.
(Photo: Ryan McConkey shaking off a slapshot to the mask)
The Uxbridge Bruins hosted the Napanee Raiders on Friday evening. This was the second meeting in the East conference interlock schedule.
Both teams exchanged the lead throughout the game, but the Raiders would outlast Uxbridge winning 3-2.
Bruins goals came from Freckelton and Savery. Ryan McConkey stood tall and kept the boys in it, stopping 35 of 38 shots.
The Bruins visit Port Hope tomorrow @ 7:30 pm.
Highlights – Nov. 16 vs Napanee
In one of the most thrilling PJHL games of the season, the Bruins took down the defending Clarence Schmalz Cup provincial champion Lakefield Chiefs in overtime at the Bear Den, extending Uxbridge’s season-opening home ice win streak to 9 games.
Tensions were running high through a scoreless first period that saw several spectacular saves at both ends of the ice.
The Chiefs took the lead early in the second period before timely goals by Toby Cooper and Justin Bennett put Uxbridge ahead 2-1. However, the lead would not last, and at the end of the middle frame, the Bruins were trailing 3-2.
An unassisted goal by Daniel Wu early in the third period knotted the game once more before the Chiefs took back the lead with slightly more than 10 minutes to play in regulation.
The Bruins continued to try and claw their way back, using their superior size to create space in the offensive zone.
A pair of late penalties put the Bruins’ resilience to the test, but a pair of veterans proved to be more than up to the task as captain Aiden Reilly found Robert Freckelton for a dramatic shorthanded goal that trickled over the goal line with just over one minute remaining on the clock to force overtime.
There was a blistering pace to the 4-on-4 overtime period – that began 4-on-3 with a spectacular effort from the Uxbridge penalty killing unit – and 1:34 into the extra frame, Justin Bennett capitalized on a Lakefield turnover, finding Jackson Savery charging to the net for the game winning goal as the boisterous Uxbridge crowd erupted in cheers.
The Bruins will be back in action next Friday night at the Bear Den, with another tough test, as the Tod Division-leading Napanee Raiders visit for a 7:45 p.m. match-up.
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Bruins 5-4 OT Win over Lakefield
The Uxbridge Bruins would like to thank Uxbridge Branch 170 Royal Canadian Legion, 76 Uxbridge Army Cadets, the Legion Pipe and Drums band as well as anthem singer Erin Briggs for their part in Friday night’s Remembrance Day opening ceremony.
The Bruins organization thanks all of Canada’s veterans and current military members for their service to our country.
Up until Friday April 6, 2018, Sean Brandow was one of those volunteer, obscure chaplains with the Humboldt Broncos Junior “A” hockey team. As a pastor in Humboldt for 20 years, when the home team Broncos invited him to become their chaplain he readily accepted. Little did he know…
That day, Sean’s team was devastated in a horrific bus crash that claimed the lives of 16 and injured 13. The news spread quickly with every hockey team, every hockey family and every hockey town in Canada immediately touched deeply by the tragedy.
Hear Sean speak to us
Uxbridge Arena Community Centre (6:45 pm)
Bruins to honour Humboldt Broncos (7:45 game start)
Friday November 23rd, 2018
All welcome with a special invitation to the
Uxbridge hockey community
(Photo: Jacob Gordon takes a rest during action in Picton)
In a very close game till late in the third period, the Bruins battled strong preserving a 1-0 lead on Toby Cooper’s goal scored in the second period. Then at the 11:08 mark of the third Captain Aiden Reilley (SH) literally flew from center ice on a breakaway pass from Adam Turner and put the moves on the Pirates goalie for a 2-0 lead. (Click on Highlights to see video)
The Bruins got two goals 13 seconds apart starting at 15:45 to increase the lead to 4-0. Daniel Giorgio on a partial breakaway found the five hole on a blistering wrister and Jackson Savery used his strength to strip the puck away from a Picton D-man and fire the puck high on the stick side while falling to the ice.
Jacob Gordon turned aside every one of the 25 shots he faced for his first shutout in Junior C and as a Bruin making some game stopping saves to keep the game close till the scoring gave the team some breathing space. Congrats Jacob!
Next up the Lakefield Chiefs who are 2 points up in this tight race for 1st place, on Friday Nov.9th at 7:45pm in the Bear Den.
(Photo:Bruins Celebrate Justin Bennett’s 3-3 goal)
By Daryl Knight
The Uxbridge Bruins erased Clarington’s 3-0 lead in the second period behind four consecutive goals from Justin Bennett to score a 7-3 victory and maintain an 8-game winning streak on home ice to start the PJHL season.
Bennett broke up the Eagles’ shutout bid just past the midpoint of the second period, adding another powerplay goal almost five minutes later to cut the deficit to 1.
With under 2 minutes to play in the second period, Bennett completed the natural hat trick to knot the game 3-3 heading into the final frame.
Another powerplay goal by Bennett less than 3 minutes into the third period gave the Bruins their first lead of the evening, and they would keep rolling as the game drew to a close.
Goals from Jackson Savery, Robert Freckelton and Adam Turner down the stretch put the game away for the home side. Jacob Gordon did an outstanding job of shutting down the Eagles offence in the second and third periods, stopping 18 of 19 shots. Uxbridge would outshoot the Eagles by a final margin of 45-30.
The next game for the Bruins is a road match-up against the Picton Pirates on Sunday evening. The Bruins will be looking to sweep the season series after a 4-3 overtime win over Picton at the Bear Den on Thanksgiving weekend.
Videographer Aiden Berghout captured this highlight package. Please subscribe to the Bruins official YouTube channel for more exclusive PJHL highlights.
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(Photo: Face off in tonight’s game)
The Lakefield Chiefs were able to blank the Bruins 4-0 in their barn tonight, evening the season series at one game apiece. Ryan McConkey and Jacob Gordon shared the game in goal.
Next up is the Clarington Eagles at the Bear Den on Fri. Nov.2nd at 7:45 pm.
(Photo: Ryan McConkey about to make a save on a Penalty Shot)
On the Strength of Ryan McConkey’s goaltending and a solid defensive game the Bruins defeated the Knights tonight 3-1.Goals by Travis Buxcey, Toby Cooper and Captain Aiden Reilly plus a penalty shot stopped by goaltender Ryan McConkey.