DAN CEARNS, The Standard
SCUGOG: The Port Perry Lumberjacks were able to end their eight-game losing streak on Sunday, November 13th, with a victory over the North Kawartha Knights.
The Lumberjacks returned to home ice at Scugog Arena following a 7-4 loss to the Georgina Ice on Remembrance Day, Friday, November 11th.
Six and a half minutes into the game, the Lumberjacks took the first lead with a goal from Mark Stoop. However, the Knights would tie the game late in the period, and the first period ended in a 1-1 tie.
A little over three and a half minutes into the second period, Stoop found twine once again, regaining the team’s one-goal lead. Then, nearly halfway into the period, Jacob Russouw scored his first goal as a Lumberjack, extending the lead to 3-1. Just 15 seconds later, Rudy Heezen scored, making it a 4-1 game. But, 78 seconds after this goal, the Knights would cut their deficit in half with a goal. North Kawartha would strike again late in the period, and the second period ended with a 4-3 score.
The Lumberjacks outshot the Knights 16 to 3 in the third period, and Port Perry held on to their lead, winning the game 4-3.
Just one game on the Lumberjacks’ schedule this week. They will face the Uxbridge Bruins at Scugog Arena on Sunday, November 20th, at 2:25 p.m.