(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.
Photo: Jaiden Irven (Ryan McConkey with one of 40 saves on the night)
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.
Photo: Peter Ovens (Ryan McConkey makes one of many saves on the night)
The Bruins picked up a huge game 3 win in Lakefield tonight to take a 2-1 games lead in the series! After a Lakefield power play goal the Bruins tied the game on Josh Burkholder’s point shot to end the first at one apiece. In the second Derek Dolan got a power play goal to take the lead as he broke by the defense and fired a rocket, stick side, 2-1 Bruins. Just over a minute later it was Simon Feig popping in a shot on a two on one play. They added a 4th goal in the third as Dolan grabbed a loose puck and spun around firing it by a surprised tender in the Lakefield goal. Ryan McConkey made the saves when needed to preserve the win.
Game 4 at the Bear Den Monday Feb.27th at 8:30 pm.
click on player names for video highlights!
(Photo: Peter Ovens, Bruins Fans supporting their team!)
Special Thx to Erin Briggs from Therapy Seekers who sang our National Anthem.
After spotting Lakefield a 2-0 lead just 5 mins in, the team battled back on goals from Aiden Reilly and Cameron Moffitt to end the first tied at two a piece. It stayed that way until the third when Jackson Evans banged home the winning goal just 3:06 into the third. With the Bruins Fans cheering on their team Uxbridge got an insurance goal from Cameron Moffitt his second of the night and a 4-2 Bruins final. Solid goaltending by Ryan McConkey in the Bruins net helped seal the win. The series is tied at 1-1. Game 3 in Lakefield Sunday Feb. 26 at 8:30 pm and game 4 back at the Bear Den Monday Feb. 27 also at 8:30 pm! For Video Hilites click on Players names!
It wasn’t pretty as the Bruins suffer a game one loss to the Lakefield Chiefs tonight by the score of 7-0 in their Orr division semi-finals. Game 2 goes Fri. Feb. 24th at 7:45pm at the Bear Den.
Our Federal member of parliament held a public family skate at the arena today and we were honored when asked for a Bruins jersey for her to wear at the event. In the photo she is with our President Cam Stewart! Thx Jennifer O’Connell !