MoJacks struggle to score, lose two weekend games
DAN CEARNS, The Standard
SCUGOG: Finding offense was once again a problem for the Port Perry MoJacks over the weekend, as they lost a couple of games. The MoJacks opened their weekend action on Friday, October 29th, in Uxbridge against their rival Bruins.
A little over four and a half minutes into the first period, the Bruins found the back of the net, putting Port Perry behind 1-0.
By the midway point of the second period, the Bruins had extended Port Perry’s deficit to 4-0. Then, 12 and a half minutes in, the Bruins scored again, making it a 5-0 game. The MoJacks would finally get on the board late in the period. Justin Jacobs scored with a little less than three and a half minutes to go in the period, cutting the deficit to 5-1. Two and a half minutes later, Jake Weatherall scored his second goal of the season, making it a 5-2 game.
But despite outshooting the Bruins in the third period, the MoJacks couldn’t find any more goals and lost the game 5-2.
The MoJacks looked for redemption on Sunday, October 31st, in a game against the Lakefield Chiefs, at Scugog Arena.
However, Port Perry found itself behind again at the end of the first period. Lakefield scored two power-play goals to put the MoJacks behind 2-0.
After a scoreless second period, the Chiefs found the back of the net again just 54 seconds into the third period. With four and a half minutes to go in the frame, the MoJacks pulled their goaltender to get the extra attacker on the ice. But the strategy didn’t work, and the Chiefs would score an empty-net goal. The Chiefs defeated the MoJacks by a score of 4-0.
After the game, MoJacks head coach Kyle Adams told The Standard he is still concerned about the team’s lack of scoring.
“I think the concern we have to try to fix is scoring goals. That’s been our problem. We haven’t been able to score goals, and if we get behind [in a game], it’s tough to catch back up.”
Just one game on the weekend schedule for the MoJacks. They host the Uxbridge Bruins at Scugog Arena this Sunday, November 7th, at 2:25 p.m. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]