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PJHL launches new website

Visit thepjhl.ca for the latest news and info from around the league

Over the off-season, the Provincial Junior Hockey League made a number of changes to their online presence, most notably with a new, enhanced website through HockeyTech. The site will contain up-to-date scores, stats and schedules from all 8 PJHL Divisions.

Bruins fans can find the new website at: https://www.thepjhl.ca/

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.

PJHL officially cancels the 2020-21 season

The Provincial Junior Hockey League has decided to formally announce the cancellation of the 2020-21 season.

The Uxbridge Bruins would like to thank our staff, sponsors, players, volunteers, and everyone else who was involved in our attempt to hit the ice this season, and we look forward to safely resuming play at the Bear Den in the fall for the 2021-22 season and continue our quest to bring a Clarence Schmalz Cup Championship to Uxbridge.

Please continue to check our website and social media accounts for updated information regarding the 2021-22 PJHL season. Thank you again for your continued support of Uxbridge Bruins junior hockey.

Bruins add new Equipment Manager

Bruins welcome new Trainer to the Den

Bruins advance to Cougar Cup semi-finals

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.

See Below for exclusive highlights….
HIGHLIGHTS CAPTURED BY PETER OVENS

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.

Updated Alumni Section

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:

https://www.facebook.com/Uxbridge-Bruins-Alumni

https://www.facebook.com/Uxbridge-Bruins-Alumni

Jan. 11 Game at North Kawartha postponed

With the looming threat of freezing rain, the scheduled road game on Saturday, Jan. 11 for the Bruins in Apsley against the North Kawartha Knights has been postponed.

Please check the website or our social media for details when the game is recheduled.

Bruins look to bounce back

The Uxbridge Bruins dropped a 4-1 decision to the Little Britain Merchants on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Bear Den.

Between the first and second periods, the Bruins were proud to welcome the Warriors IP team, as part of our continuing Minor Hockey Showcase events. Next Friday night, we will host the Red Cobras and the Bumblebees.

The Warriors IP team thrilled our crowd between the 1st and 2nd period.

Bruins welcome four new players to the Bear Den

The Uxbridge Bruins have been busy on the recruiting trail, adding four new players as we prepare for the second half of the 2019-20 PJHL season.

Goaltender Noah Acciaccaferri moves from South Durham to North Durham after starting the season with the Clarington Eagles. In 10 games with the Eagles, the Stouffville native picked up six wins.

Returning to the team is forward Jackson Evans. A member of the team in 2017, Evans looking to make up for lost time and is excited to showcase his hometown pride for the Black and Gold.

Colorado Springs native Cameron Gillis comes to Uxbridge after spending time with the Lindsay Muskies. Last season, he played a key role on a Pine Creek HS team ranked in the state Top 10.

Tyler Thompson crosses enemy lines in the ‘Battle of North Durham’ after coming to the Bruins in a mid-season trade with the Port Perry MoJacks.