DAN CEARNS, The Standard
SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks shoplifted a win against the Little Britain Merchants at Scugog Arena on Sunday, October 24th. Coming into the game, the MoJacks had lost six straight games and were looking for some redemption.
A bit over two minutes in, though, the Merchants found the back of the net first, putting Port Perry behind 1-0. But, around the four-minute mark, Nolan Goddard scored his second goal of the season, tying the game at 1-1. The MoJacks came close to scoring a few times later in the period, but the score remained deadlocked at the end of the first frame.
Nearly eight minutes into the second period, the Merchants regained their lead by scoring off a MoJacks turnover. It would remain 2-1 until there were just four seconds left on the second-period clock. With a number of players in front of the Little Britain net, Cody Bricknell was able to whack the puck into the net. The period ended with a 2-2 score.
With momentum shifting their way, the MoJacks put up a dominant performance in the third period. About two and a half minutes in, Tanner Bricknell was able to get a Cameron Marshall rebound and deposit it in the back of Little Britain’s net. The goal was his first as a MoJack.
With five and a half minutes left on the clock, James Paul Nolan made a deke to elude the Little Britain defenceman and wired a shot off the crossbar and into the net. This extended Port Perry’s lead to 4-2.
Brayden Roberts added an empty-net goal, and the MoJacks won by a score of 5-2.
The first ‘Battle of North Durham’ of the season against the Uxbridge Bruins will occur in Uxbridge this Friday, October 29th, at 7:45 p.m.
The MoJacks will be looking to finish the month strong at Scugog Arena against the Lakefield Chiefs on Sunday, October 31st at 2:25 p.m.