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New General Manager in the Bear Den

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 long wait is finally over! The defending Orr Division and Cougar Cup champion Uxbridge Bruins officially start to defend their titles on Friday night for the first half of a rare back-to-back weekend homestand at the Bear Den.
The Bruins will be looking for a little bit of good luck on Friday, Sept. 13th, as they open the 2019-20 PJHL season at the Bear Den against the Amherstview Jets. The action gets underway at 7:45 p.m., with a special championship banner ceremony.
On Saturday night, the Bruins are back in action at the Bear Den with the defending Clarence Schamlz Cup provincial champion Napanee Raiders in town for a 7:45 p.m. match-up.

*Note Change of Location Monday June 17th

The Uxbridge Bruins will be holding two pre camp prospect skates Monday June 17th 8:15 pm- 9:45 pm *New Location* (Stouffville Arena Pad A 12483 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville) 

Friday June 21st 8:00 pm- 9:30 pm (Stouffville Clippers Complex 120 Weldon Road Whitchurh-Stouffville) Cost is $50.00 for the two skates.

Attention: Tonight’s Home Game in Uxbridge Dec.14/18 Postponed!









Tonight’s Bruins Home Game Dec.14/18 between the Uxbridge Bruins and the North Kawartha Knights has been POSTPONED due to deteriorating weather conditions in the North Kawartha area and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Bruins beat Chiefs in OT!

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

Remembrance Day Ceremony

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.

Humboldt Broncos Chaplain to visit Uxbridge Nov. 23rd

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



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McConkey Goaltender of the Month!

The Orr Division has awarded Uxbridge’s Ryan McConkey September’s Pepsi Goaltender of the Month. In 5 games, the veteran Bruins netminder posted a 1.60 Goals Against Average and a .944 Save Percentage. Congrats Conks!

Aiden Reilly named Captain

Hard work over the past four seasons has paid off for veteran forward Aiden Reilly, as he was recently named Team Captain for the Uxbridge Bruins’ 2018-19 PJHL season.
The Ajax native joined the Bruins prior to the 2014-15 campaign after spending a season in the GTHL with the Toronto Titans ‘AAA’ Midgets after graduating from the Ajax-Pickering Raiders.
“We had seen him early on, and liked his skill set and the way he attacked at both ends of the ice. We were confident that he could grow into a dynamic player at this level,” Bruins head coach Andrew Langlands recalled. “He worked for everything he’s got at this level, and we’re thrilled to be able to reward him for all of his dedication to the program with the ‘C’ this season.”
Early on in his Bruins career, Reilly used tenacity to endear himself to the team’s staff and dedicated supporters taking on a primarily defensive role and impressing in his rookie campaign with 3 goals and 7 assists over 34 games played while gradually increasing his ice time as the season wore on.
Taking on a larger role in his second season with the team, Reilly saw his point totals more than double with 10 goals and 11 assists in 40 games played while routinely being matched up against the top offensive players for the opposition.
Reilly continued to progress into a leadership role in his third campaign, finishing the 2016-17 season with 12 goals and 15 assists in 41 games played. Reilly came into his own in Uxbridge’s surprising run in the playoffs playing a key role in the Bruins upset win in the quarterfinals against North Kawartha and their valiant effort against Lakefield in the semifinals with 9 points in 12 postseason games played.
The 2017-18 season saw Reilly take his place among the Orr Division’s premier two-way forwards, routinely bringing crowds at The Bear Den to its feet with thunderous hits and highlight reel goals. He would lead Uxbridge in scoring with a team-high 25 goals and 19 assists in 38 games played.
“This is a tremendous honour for me to be able to serve as captain this season. This program has had a lot of great players over the years and it’s an unbelievable thrill to be able to know that I’m able to lead this team and its fans as the captain,” Reilly said. “The fans in Uxbridge have treated me so well over the past five years, and hopefully we can pay that back this season with an exciting and successful year.”