DAN CEARNS, The Standard
SCUGOG: The Port Perry Lumberjacks are now on a three-game losing streak after being defeated in both of their weekend contests.
The Lumberjacks opened the weekend on Friday, January 20th in Uxbridge against the Bruins. Over four and a half minutes into the first period, Jacob Sharpe scored, giving Port Perry an early 1-0 lead. But, just 106 seconds later, the Bruins put the puck past goaltender Gavin Bradt, knotting the game up at 1-1.
The Bruins would strike for three more goals in the second period, including two power play goals, and the Lumberjacks trailed 4-1 after 40 minutes of play.
Over two and a half minutes into the third period, Mathieu Tremblay scored his first goal of the season. This cut the deficit to 4-2. But this is as close as the Lumberjacks would get, and Port Perry fell 4-2.
Things were much worse for the Lumberjacks in their game against the first place Clarington Eagles on Sunday, January 22nd.
Just 41 seconds into the first period, after a flurry of shots, the Eagles were able to beat goaltender Damien Daniels, putting Port Perry behind 1-0. Later in the period, with a bit over three and a half minutes remaining on the clock and the Lumberjacks on the power play, the Eagles scored a shorthanded goal. The Eagles would strike once more in the period, and the Lumberjacks trailed 3-0 heading into the intermission.
About two minutes into the second period, the Eagles floated a shot over Daniels, making it a 4-0 game. Then, at the halfway mark, an Eagles shot got through Daniels’ legs into the net. Clarington then capitalized late in the period on a Nolan Goddard head contact penalty, further extending the deficit to 6-0.
The Eagles scored one more goal in the third period, and Port Perry lost 7-0.
- The Lumberjacks will be looking for some redemption when they place the Georgina Ice in Georgina on Friday, January 27th. That game will begin at 7:30 p.m.
- The Lumberjacks’ next home game at Scugog Arena is on Sunday, January 29th against the Little Britain Merchants. The puck drop is at 2:25 p.m.