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(File Photo 2019 Banquet)
With the community on hold which also includes the Uxbridge Bruins amid the coronavirus outbreak, we would like to take this moment to announce our team awards for the 2019/2020 season. The Bruins executive hope to have their annual banquet later in the year when it is safe to do so. The safety of everyone is first and foremost.
Starting off with the Ivan Cox Memorial Defenceman of the year award, in his overage year our Captain Adam Turner. Adam contributed 6 goals and 16 assist in his final year as a Bruin. Congrats Adam.
This years Rookie of the Year award goes to local resident Andrew Swan who played all 42 games with 2 goals and 7 assists. Well done Andrew.
The Media award which was created by Darryl Knight and Roger Varley goes to another OA, Cameron Moffitt who chipped in with 11 goals and 12 assists. Well done Moff!
The Coaches and the Roy Cordingley Memorial Most Sportsmanlike award recipient are both going to Toby Cooper. Toby finished third in team scoring at 51 points (11 goals and 40 assists). A great year Coop!
Every year a player ends the season with improved performances and as a 16 year old playing junior in goal Cameron Smith was thrown into the fire as the teams number one goalie. Congrats Smitty on the Most Improved award and good luck as you continue the journey with the London Knights organization.
A teams Most Valuable player not only has talent but heart and soul, this was the character Justin Bennett exemplified in his time with the Bruins finishing first in team scoring with 20 goals and 34 assists for 54 points. Congratulations on receiving the Jack Murphy Memorial Most Valuable Player Award. A great finish to your overage year Benny! (The name of the trophy was originally omitted in error and thanks to Brad Barton for bringing this to our attention)
Congrats to all of you and a Special Thanks to our Fans this past season, you were Awesome!
Photo: Bruins Thank their fans!
It was not meant to be as a hard working Bruins Team just came up short losing 3-2 in overtime to the Clarington Eagles. Brandan Reid got the home team off to a 1-0 lead 4 mins into the game but the Eagles tied it up for a 1-1 tie heading into intermission.
Daniel Giorgio with a goal made it 2-1 in the third but again the Eagles would tie it sending this exciting game into overtime.
The Eagles ended the Bruins season at 4:18 into overtime much to the disappointment of the local fans. Thx to our Fans for your support and good luck to Clarington and North Kawartha in the Orr division finals.
C Ya Next Season!
Video Highlights Videographers: Allie Koehne/PO
Bruins Alumni were in the Den!
The Bruins despite being outshot 23-9 in the first led 2-1 on goals by Joshua Cammalleri and Spencer Mazakian. Cam Smith making 22 saves in that period. Scoring for Clarington Dawson Manning.
An early second period goal by the Eagles Brett Poulin evened the score at 2 a piece but 26 seconds later the Bruins exploded for 7 straight goals to take a 9-2 lead. Andronique Stepanian got it started and Toby Cooper, Cammalleri, Daniel Giorgio, and Justin Bennett with 2 made it 8-2 after 2.
Then in the third Mazakian with 2 more for the hatty and a 10-4 final. Matt McCullough and Nate Baumhauer scored the other two Eagles goals. The series shifts to Clarington Sunday before heading back to Uxbridge next Wednesday Feb.26th for an 8:15 game start.
The Uxbridge Bruins completed the comeback on Saturday, Feb. 15th, eliminating the Little Britain Merchants with a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory in Game 3 of the PJHL Orr Division preliminary round.
The Bruins will now square off in the Orr Division Cougar Cup semi-finals in their quest to repeat as Division Champions. Their opponent will be the top-seeded Clarington Eagles. The action gets underway in Bowmanville on Thursday, Feb. 20. Game 2 is set for Friday, Feb. 21 at the Bear Den.
With time running out on the clock and the net off at the Bruins goal, the Merchants thought they had the tying goal but the Referee immediately wave off the goal giving the Bruins a wild 3-2 win over Little Britain and advance to face the Clarington Eagles.
After Tyler Watson opened the scoring for the home squad, Toby Cooper scored unassisted to even the score at 1-1, however Little Britain regained the lead on a Chris Talman goal to end the first up 2-1.
It was all Uxbridge Bruins in the second as Joshua Cammalleri from Mathew Hunter and Daniel Giorgio tied it, then Giorgio from Toby Cooper and Cammalleri for the game winning goal. Cam Smith with back to back stellar games in goal for Uxbridge.
Next Series TBA
Photo: Fans watch the Bruins celebration!
Despite being out shot 65-35 the Bruins forced a game 3 to decide the the series tomorrow night in Little Britain. Daniel Giorgio and Dalton Strongman with an empty netter were the Bruins scorers and Jody Harris with a late goal to make for a close finish. Cam Smith played his best game as a Bruin turning aside all but one shot in this one.
A special thanks to recording artist Erin Blackstock for singing the national anthem!
Videographers: Allie Koehne / Peter Ovens
For five decades, the Uxbridge Bruins have taken great pride in our hundreds of graduates. Our former players have gone on to accomplish great things in hockey, and in life.
We are pleased to have recently updated our Alumni section of the website, as well as launching a Facebook Group – Uxbridge Bruins Alumni – to share memories of black and gold glory.
Watch for more updates in the weeks and months to come as we prepare for our 45th anniversary season in the Fall of 2020.
Visit the Uxbridge Bruins Alumni Facebook Group here: