The Port Perry MoJacks of past and present will be squaring off this weekend in support of the Port Perry Hospital Foundation.
The fourth annual charity game between the current MoJacks and an alumni team drawn from the Scugog Hockey League is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Scugog Arena.
Over the past three years, the game has raised more than $15,000 for the local hospital foundation and organizer Stephen Connors, himself a former MoJack, told The Standard that he’s pleased that the game has grown to be an important fundraiser for the hospital.
“We really need to ensure that Port Perry hospital stays active to continue serving this great community and we’re looking forward to the many generous people who help our fundraising efforts to come out and support this great event. We want to see it get bigger and better every year. Everybody wins that way.”
Admission to the game is $5 for adults, with kids under 12 admitted for free. To make a donation to the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-440-0844.
The charity game is just one part of the MoJacks’ weekend, as they are still in the thick of an exciting playoff race, tied with the Clarington Eagles for third place in the standings with the current COJHL season winding to a close.
This past weekend, the MoJacks earned a split, skating to a 6-3 win over the North Kawartha Knight in Apsley on Saturday, Jan. 17, before being humbled at home 7-3 by the rival Uxbridge Bruins the following afternoon, in the latest round of the Battle of North Durham.
On Saturday night, the MoJacks held a 3-2 lead through two periods of play behind goals from Graham Lamers, Andrew Crichton and Kyle Powell. Port Perry would run away with the game in the third period, with Kyle Schweda, Powell and Todd McNair all lighting the lamp.
The following afternoon against Uxbridge saw Lucas Clark net a pair of shorthanded goals, and a powerplay marker from Lamers.
- The charity game is part of a busy weekend for the MoJacks. On Friday, Jan. 23, they hit the road for a 7:30 p.m. tilt against the Georgina Ice. And, on Sunday, Jan. 25, return home to tangle with North Kawartha at 2:25 p.m.