Although the season may still be more than a month away, the Port Perry MoJacks and Uxbridge Bruins will both be opening training camp next week as the teams begin preparations for the 2014-15 COJHL season.
The Bruins will open training camp in Stouffville on Monday, Aug. 18 for the first of two sessions prior to opening their pre-season schedule on Thursday, Aug. 21 in Schomberg, where they will tangle with the Cougars, who compete in the Georgian Bay Mid Ontario Junior Hockey League (GBMOJHL).
Local fans can get their first glimpse of the Bruins this season the following night, on Friday, Aug. 22 in Stouffville at 7:15 p.m. as they square off in a rematch against Schomberg.
On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Bruins will return to Uxrena for a 7:15 p.m. tilt against the Alliston Hornets, a perennial power in the GBMOJHL.
Meanwhile, the MoJacks will open their training camp at Campus Ice Centre on Thursday, Aug. 21 for the first of back-to-back sessions on the ice.
The MoJacks will begin pre-season play on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:20 p.m., in Lindsay with a match-up against the Little Britain Merchants. The two sides will renew hostilities at Scugog Arena on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
From September 5 through 7, both teams will once again be taking part in the annual Pre-season Junior C tournament in Alliston.
On Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the MoJacks will be co-hosting an OHL exhibition game at Scugog Arena alongside Port Perry Minor Hockey that will see the Belleville Bulls pitted against the Erie Otters.
The Bruins open the COJHL regular season on Friday, Sept. 19 in Keswick against the Georgina Ice. The Bruins return to Uxbridge for their home opener on Friday, Sept. 26 for the first ‘Battle of North Durham' of the season as they host the MoJacks at 7:45 p.m.
The MoJacks will begin the season on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Lakefield against the defending All-Ontario champion Chiefs. On Sunday, Sept. 21, the MoJacks kick off the home portion of the schedule at their new start time of 2:25 p.m., at Scugog Arena when they lock horns with the Ice.