(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.
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