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Tie game on Teddy Bear Toss night

The Bruins battled back to force overtime at the Bear Den on Friday night.
The team would like to thank our fantastic fans for their donations at Teddy Bear Toss Night in support of the Uxbridge Community Toy Drive.
The crowd on hand was treated to an outstanding back-and-forth game.
Cameron Moffitt scored just with just over 3 minutes to play in the 3rd period, as Uxbridge stormed back in a see-saw affair between the rivals.
After an overtime period filled with sensational scoring chances, the Bruins ultimately earned a single point after seven minutes of extra time.
Newly reacquired forward Simon Feig sent nearly 100 stuffed animals flying onto the ice when he opened the scoring with a powerplay goal, 11 minutes into the action.
The Bruins held a 2-1 lead at the end of the 2st period after a Daniel Giorgio score.
Travis Buxcey tied the game 3-3 after a pair of Clarington goals early in the 3rd period.

NEXT GAME: ‘Battle of North Durham’ Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:25 p.m. @ Scugog Arena vs Port Perry Mojacks

Highlights captured by team videographer Aiden Berghout.
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Jackson Savery was also presented his Pepsi offensive player of the month award for November for the Orr Division. Presenting the award was Orr Division Convenyer Liz Basinger. 

Uxbridge Bruins Name New Coach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uxbridge Bruins GM Mark Savery announces the Bruins New Head Coach.

I would like to welcome Darren Trussler to the Uxbridge Bruins Family as our new Head Coach.

We are excited to begin this upcoming season with a veteran coach behind our bench.

Darren has spent the past few years as an Assistant Coach in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. During that time, Darren was an intricate part of the Newmarket Hurricanes bench staff taking the team all the way to win the North Division Championship. In addition, Darren spent two years as Video Coach with the
Mississauga Steelheads in the Ontario Hockey League and the York University Lions men’s team, which captured the West Division Championship.

Darren has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the greatest coaches from the American Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, CIS, OHL and the OJHL. Using this knowledge, Darren has had the privilege of seeing many
of his former players continue their playing careers in D1 Universities as well as in the OHL and Professional Organizations.

Darren was a NCCP Instructor with the Greater Toronto Hockey League and a member of the Under 17 Evaluation Group.
Prior to coaching in the OJHL, Darren had a very successful career coaching minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Darren currently resides in Aurora Ontario with his three boys.
Darren continues to volunteer his time and expertise to develop minor hockey players at the grassroots level.

Darren’s goal with the Uxbridge Bruins is to develop the team to rival even the most sought-after Junior A teams. He knows that this goal is achievable with hard work and perseverance from him, his staff and all the players.

Darren plans to fill in the rest of his bench staff in the near future.
Welcome once again Darren.

Mark Savery
Director Hockey Ops/ General Manager.

Congrats to the North Kawartha Knights!

 

 

 

 

 

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 Coens scored 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.

Little Britain Suspends their Season!

 

 

 

 

 

The Merchants have suspended their remaining games for the 2017/18 season. All games are being forfeited to the opposition and the playoff format is being reworked.

This is sad news for our league and we wish the Merchants organisation all the best in regrouping for the 2018/19 season.

Uxbridge’s Mac Lewis helps the Trenton Golden Hawks win the Buckland Cup.

OJHL_Logo(Photo courtesy of the Ontario Junior Hockey League)

Uxbridge’s Mac Lewis helps the Trenton Golden Hawks win the Buckland Cup. The Uxbridge Bruins wish you continued success at the Dudley Hewitt cup in Kirkland Lake.
Click on the link below for Brian McNair’s article as published by durhamregion.com
http://www.durhamregion.com/…/6515402-players-from-pickeri…/

Uxbridge Bruins overage goalie Branden Francey coming off MVP season! (By Brad Kelly)

Brandon Francey(Courtesy Brad Kelly durhamregion.com)

It’s quite the coincidence that Branden Francey ended his minor hockey days playing for the same coach… Click here for the story.