DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks have stretched their winning streak to four games, with recent wins against the Clarington Eagles and Little Britain Merchants.
The MoJacks defeated the Eagles 8-5 in Bowmanville, on Thursday, October 19th, and then shut out the Merchants 10-0, on home ice, on Sunday, October 22nd.
The MoJacks got on the board first in Thursday’s game. 14 and a half minutes into the first period, Brady Martin scored to give the MoJacks a 1-0 lead. Just 22 seconds later, Derek Risebrough scored, extending the MoJacks lead to 2-0.
The MoJacks continued to pressure in the second period. Over halfway through, Spencer Robinson scored, giving the MoJacks a three goal lead. Less than two minutes later, Risebrough scored his second goal of the game and extended the MoJacks lead to four goals.
Clarington would later score twice in the period, but Port Perry still had a 4-2 lead going into the third period.
Just over five and a half minutes into the third period, Graham Lamers scored, giving the MoJacks back their three goal lead. After that, the Eagles scored just over two minutes later, but then Risebrough got his hat trick goal, and the MoJacks again led by three.
12 minutes into the period, Clarington scored again and the MoJacks lead was cut to 6-4.
However, further goals from Matt Trudel and Kody Fruhner gave Port Perry an 8-4 lead. Clarington would add a goal late in the period, but the MoJacks held on to win 8-5.
The MoJacks looked to take the momentum from the win into a matchup against the winless Little Britain Merchants, on Sunday at Scugog Arena.
It took until there were only 15 seconds left in the first period for the MoJacks to score the first goal of the game, as Graham Lamers found a puck that rolled past Merchants goaltender Adam Harris and deposited it in the back of the net.
The MoJacks carried that energy into the second period. Just over a minute in, Fruhner scored, and the MoJacks led by two goals. Then, over four minutes later, Austin Mackie fired a shot over the Merchants’ goaltender’s shoulder, and Port Perry had a three goal lead. After Brady Martin’s backhand shot beat goaltender Harris, over halfway through the period, the Merchants decided to make a goalie change, sending in former MoJack Brett Chandler.
However, he would not fare any better, as over two minutes later Owen Hurtibese scored shorthanded, and the MoJacks lead became 5-0. Then, with 27 seconds remaining in the period, Risebrough fired a slap shot which beat Chandler, to give Port Perry a 6-0 lead.
The MoJacks added four goals in the third period, including Fruhner and Risebrough each getting their second goal of the game, and Port Perry won the game 10-0. The other goal scorers in the period were Josh Dickson and Spencer Robinson. Corey Kuypers made 23 saves for the shutout.
After the game, MoJacks head coach Tom Boyle admitted to The Standard that coming into the game his fear was the team might not bring their best game, because they were facing a last place team.
“These are the games that kind of scare you as a coach, because you are not sure if your guys are [going to] come prepared and ready to play or not, but I thought our guys were today, and Little Britain put up seven goals against North Kawartha last night so that was definitely the message in the room before our game today.”
With the team riding their longest winning streak of the season, Boyle spoke about what the team is doing that has allowed them to get those wins.
“The boys are playing hard and playing some smart hockey and doing the little things that get you the win. Goaltending’s been solid, our [defensive] play’s been pretty decent, and forwards are putting the pucks in the net, so it’s been working for the last few games and our boys are playing well,” he said.
The MoJacks will next be in action on Friday, October 27th, at 7:45 p.m., when they face rival Uxbridge Bruins, in the next installment of the Battle of North Durham at Uxbridge Arena.
Their next home game at Scugog Arena is Sunday, October 29th, at 2:25 p.m., against the Georgina Ice.
MARLO STANFIELD Special to The Standard
The Wolves opened their week with a 3-0 home-ice shutout of the North Central Predators at Scugog Arena, on Tuesday, October 17th.
Kyle Burnett turned aside several sensational scoring chances by the Predators to earn the shutout, while goals came from Tucker Firth, Sabastian Geraci and Patrick Goan.
On Sunday, October 22nd, the team traveled to Desoronto, winning by a final margin of 4-1, over the Quinte Red Devils.
Alex Bourre, Jacob Traynor and Ben Addision scored for Central Ontario, with Odin McGee picking up the win in goal.
With an overall record of 17-0-2, and an ETA mark of 7-0-1, the Wolves find themselves three points clear of the Kingston Junior Frontenacs, for top spot in the ETA East Division table, as well as a first overall position in the OMHA rankings.
This week, Central Ontario hosted the Red Devils, in a Tuesday night rematch at Scugog Arena, before hitting the road for a Sunday night tilt against the Ajax-Pickering Raiders. The Wolves return to home ice, at Scugog Arena in Port Perry, on Saturday, November 4th, to tangle with the Barrie Junior Colts at 5:15 p.m.
Follow the Wolves @cowmidgetaaa across most social media platforms for regular updates, as well as player profiles and exclusive access to COWboy TV segments.
SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Dagmar Ski Resort is hosting their annual ski swap, as well as open house, on November 4th and 5th.
Skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to sell their gently used skis and snowboards, or buy new ones at an affordable price.
“It’s a great way to recycle your equipment and it’s great for just finding good equipment,” said Peter Bakermans, ski swap organizer.
The swap has sold a lot of beginner and intermediate skis, boots, and snowboards, so it’s a great way to purchase a piece of used equipment at a cheaper price.
“If you’re a beginner skier it’s a good start to get equipment, instead of renting,” Peter said.
A portion of the money raised from the ski swap goes directly to supporting the ski patrol, a group of volunteers who are dedicated to keeping Dagmar’s hills safe. They provide emergency, medical, and rescue services to skiers and snowboarders in distress.
In conjunction with the ski swap, is the Dagmar Open House, where people who are new to the area can learn about Dagmar and what the ski hill has to offer.
“We’d encourage people to come out, if they’re not familiar with Dagmar and get a feeling of what it’s like,” said Caroline Yli Luoma, President of Dagmar.
She continued, “After going to the open house and viewing the grounds, people will get a better understanding of Dagmar Ski Resort. We have 18 runs, and the very best learning terrain in the area; which lets families with children who want to bring their kids out, see how gentle the learning terrain really is,” said Caroline.
She added, that the ski resort is a great place for everyone to learn how to ski or snowboard. They offer private lessons and programs to children age 3 and up, as well as lessons for adults too.
“I encourage parents to come out, who have little kids, that want to get their children skiing as well as themselves. Bond with the family during our Canadian winters, it’s all about making memories,” said Caroline.
Dagmar has a state of the art snowmaking system and top of the line grooming, which ensures the runs have plenty of snow, plus the hills face North, out of the sun, making the snow last much longer!
“We have an outstanding snow making team so we always have snow no matter what people might think, even if there is no snow in Whitby, north of seven, there’s going to be snow here and if conditions are great, Dagmar will be open. ” Caroline said.She told the Standard, many times last year, people thought there wasn’t enough snow to go skiing, even though Dagmar had fabulous snow all season long.
The Ski Dagmar Facebook page, posts updates on weather conditions at the hill daily, if skiers or snowboarders ever want to be sure of the conditions. It's also always recommended to give a quick call before driving out.
Prior to the open house is a job fair, on October 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and they are hiring in all departments.
The ski swap and open house are happening at Dagmar, located on 1220 Lake Ridge Road, Uxbridge.
The event runs on Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On the Saturday of the swap, skiers and snowboarders can sell, consigned used ski and snowboard equipment, that is in good condition.
Caroline encourages all skiers and snowboarders in the area to drop by, check out some new equipment, learn about the ski hill and buy a season pass, before the special rates end on November 5th.
Anyone with questions about Dagmar and the services they offer can call 905-649-2002 or email email@example.com.
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Did anyone hear that loud bang in Lindsay Friday night? That was not the sound of the monkey falling off the backs of the Lindsay Muskies, it was more like King Kong coming down from the Empire State Building, as the Muskies hard work finally paid off in a 3-2 double overtime win, in a game that had everything.
The division leading Cougars got on the board early, when Mark Bastianello jammed one past Tyler Richardson from in close, just 40 seconds in.
The goal was assisted by George Miranda and Connor MacEachern. Richardson came up big, moments later, when he stopped Spencer Smith on a breakaway. At 15:01, Cam Robinson drew the Muskies even with his 1st goal of the year, from Cameron Suryka.
In the second period both goalies stepped up. First it was Richardson, going post to post to make a big stop, then it was Elliot Gerth for the Cougars, stopping Robinson on a breakaway. At 9:24, Brock Traill went high over Gerth’s blocker to give Lindsay a 2-1 lead, with his 6th of the season from Noah Dollo and Dawson Manning. Richardson stopped another breakaway to defend the slim lead, and Owen Barnett rang a shot off the post before the period ended.
The tension was running high in the crowd as the third period started. The Muskies have played well all year long but have not been rewarded much. The Cougars came on strong in the third, looking for the equalizer, but the Muskies were blocking shots and clearing the zone well, while defending. At 15:41, though, it looked to all fall in, when Bastianello scored his 2nd of the game to tie it at 2-2, from James Waldron. Things looked to get worse when Robinson was given a penalty with 23 seconds left. The Muskies weathered the storm and made it to overtime, guaranteeing, at least, one hard fought point.
In the four on four overtime, the Cougars used that man advantage well and dominated the Muskies, but the defenders, along with Richardson, held the fort.
In the three on three overtime, the Muskies again found themselves short handed, but once again the penalty killers did the job.
Then in a crazy turn of events, with 57.6 seconds left, Ryan Smith of the Muskies was awarded a penalty shot. The crowd roared as he broke in and made a sweet backhand move, but hit the goalpost, so the game carried on.
The Muskies won the ensuing faceoff and kept the pressure on, allowing Michael Cimini to get a shot through from the point, to win it with 32.5 seconds left. The goal was Cimini’s 1st of the season and was assisted by Traill and Smith.
After the game Richardson and Cimini were all smiles. Richardson credited the team, saying they all played well and battled through. “It was tough when the second goal went in to tie the game”, he said. He added that being an older experienced goalie helped him to regroup and focus, after the game became tied.
When asked about the game winning goal, Cimini smiled and said, “It was a broken play. The puck came out, I just closed my eyes and shot!” He said the win was a real morale boost, as the team has been competing hard lately.
Head Coach Dan West was also relieved after the game, saying it was nice to see the kids smiling and relaxed after the game. “They have been fragile recently, and it’s nice to see them rewarded for playing hard.
The next action for the Muskies is on Tuesday night, when they host Milton.
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The Uxbridge Bruins came away with a weekend split, skating to a 6-1 win over Little Britain on Saturday night, to bounce back from a 4-1 loss against Lakefield, at home on Friday.
A late goal by Damien Heinle broke up a potential shutout for the Chiefs, on Friday night at the Bear Den. The Bruins were able to keep pace for much of the game, but Lakefield was better able to capitalize on their opportunities, despite Uxbridge outshooting the opposition by a margin of 37-31.
Prior to the game, the Bruins goaltender was recognized as the Division’s Goaltender of the Month, by convenor Liz Basinger, and proved deserving of the praise throughout the evening, making several acrobatic saves.
The following night, the Bruins found themselves back in the win column, with a 6-1 victory in Little Britain. As was the case last Friday night in Uxbridge, the teams traded chances throughout a very competitive opening period. Kieran Beaudoin converted a pass from Robert Freckelton, just past the halfway point of the first, while Blake Abbott would reply for the Merchants, just over three minutes later, to even the score a 1-1.
Three third period goals pushed the Bruins to a commanding lead through 40 minutes, with Carson Bell, Heinle and Cole Bremner all lighting the lamp for Uxbridge. The third period saw Beaudoin and Cameron Moffitt round out the scoring, as Jake Joosten stopped 43 shots in net for the Bruins.
After a busy weekend around the division, the Bruins maintained their mark of second-place in the table. Just four points separate the Clarington Eagles in first place and the North Kawartha Knights in fifth position. With at least two games in hand on all other teams, Lakefield is holding down third-place, with a one-point margin over the Port Perry MoJacks.
- The Bruins hosted the Georgina Ice in the lone Tuesday night contest of the season, at the Bear Den earlier this week; after The Standard’s press deadline.
- Bremner’s blast from the point, against the Merchants, was his first career goal with the Bruins.
- The lone match of the weekend is likely to have first place in the table on the line, when the Clarington Eagles visit Uxbridge for a 7:45 p.m. match-up.
SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks now have their first two game winning streak of the season, defeating Lakefield and North Kawartha.
The MoJacks picked up a 6-4 victory over the Chiefs, on Tuesday, Oct. 10th, on the road, and then beat the Knights 4-2, on home ice, Sunday, Oct. 15th.
After the Chiefs scored two goals, about two and a half minutes apart, early in the first period of Tuesday’s game, the MoJacks responded.
A little over a minute and a half after Lakefield’s second goal, Brady Martin scored to cut the Chiefs’ lead to 2-1. Then, with about five and a half minutes left in the period, Austin Mackie scored to tie the game 2-2.
In the second period, the MoJacks scored three more times, with goals coming from Tyler Giamov, Kody Fruhner and Derek Risebrough, giving them a 5-2 lead going into the third period.
Lakefield’s Aaron Vatcher scored just over five minutes into the third period, however, Port Perry’s Owen Hurtibese responded with a goal less than half a minute later. The Chiefs scored once more later in the period, but the MoJacks held on to win 6-4.
The MoJacks then headed home for a matchup with the North Kawartha Knights, on Sunday afternoon.
The Knights scored the first goal of the game, 12 minutes into the first period, on the power play. However, Martin scored, less than a minute later, and the game was tied 1-1 after the first period.
The MoJacks got their first lead of the game when James Boyle found his way through the defence and scored his first goal of the season, over halfway through the second period. Then, with less than four minutes left in the second period, Giamov deked out Knights goaltender Luke Miller and scored glove side to give the MoJacks a 3-1 lead.
After the Knights cut the MoJacks lead to one goal, over five minutes into the third period, Graham Lamers answered with a goal, just before the 10-minute mark of the period. The MoJacks would survive a late barrage of shots from the Knights and won the game 4-2.
The win brought the MoJacks to within three points of first place Clarington in the standings.
After the game, MoJacks head coach Tom Boyle told The Standard the win against the Knights was that much more important because of a tight race in the standings.
“Every win is important, every game is important, but you see the way the standings are. You go from being five points to three points, from first to fifth place. It is a tight race for sure,” he said.
He also praised the way goaltender Shawn Mabley played in Sunday’s victory.
“Mabley got us the win today, he was the best player on the ice for sure,” Boyle said.
The MoJacks will next be in action against Clarington, at the Garnet B. Rickard Complex in Bowmanville, on Thursday, Oct. 19th, at 7:20 p.m. Their next home game at Scugog Arena is Sunday, Oct. 22nd, at 2:25 p.m.
WALLY J. NESBITT Special to The Standard
For the third consecutive year, Greenbank’s Jody Bound has earned a Midget racing title, claiming his second Dayco Outlaw Midget Series championship, with a dominating performance, over the nine date 2017 schedule.
Aboard his No. 5 Larry’s Small Engines/ Midas of Orangeville/ NTN Bearings/ Interstate Batteries LBJ Midget, Bound’s record over the past two seasons, in the Southern Ontario touring series, finally forced organizers to offer a ‘Bound-ty’, for any driver who could beat the 44-year-old, in a head-to-head battle.
Eventually, 2017 championship runner-up, Jessica James did manage to accomplish the feat, in mid-August on the Sunset Speedway oval, where Bound was relegated to a third place finish.
The only other obstacles, to Bound’s perfect season, came due to a mechanical failure, at Chapel Hill Speedway, and a contact-related retirement, in the season finale at Sunset Speedway.
Despite these issues, the third generation racer recorded 16 pole position qualifying wins in 18 starts, with this accomplishment translating into six feature race victories.
And speaking of winners…
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the final event of the Southern Ontario short track racing trilogy was run, as Peterborough Speedway hosted the 25th Annual Autumn Colours Classic. Ten separate racing divisions were represented, with the OSCAAR and Eastern Ontario Legends Series crowning champions, while other winners were acknowledged with prestigious ACC titles.
Here is a brief rundown of the drivers earning victories, over the three-day ACC weekend.
With his championship already determined, Jody Bound took a well-deserved family day, and passed on the Outlaw Midget Invitational. Taking advantage of his absence, championship runner-up, Jessica James put on a driving clinic, snatching the lead on the opening lap of the 25 lap feature, from her row five starting position, then gapping second place finisher Paul Draganac (No. 18) by ten car lengths, at the checkered flag. It is the second Autumn Colours title for James.
Matt Haufe was another no-show champion as, with his Eastern Ontario Legends Series title secure, the Ottawa driver was preparing for a trip to the INEX Legends Nationals, in Las Vegas. Taking his place, atop the Autumn Colours victory podium, was Michigan’s Gregory Rudzik (No. 17), chased to the stripe, by EOLS regulars Cole McFadden (No. 20), and Dave Riopelle (No. 92).
Four-time OSCAAR Super Late Model champion, Glenn Watson (No. 22) rode a second place feature finish to title number five, in the season finale, tracking down, but unable to pass, his nephew, race winner Brandon Watson (No. 9).
Another four-time OSCAAR champion, Modified driver, Gary McLean finally made it to the top step of the Autumn Colours Classic podium, accepting the checkered flag, eight car lengths, in front of runner-up AJ Emms and third place finisher Luke Gignac. Gignac’s result, coupled with a crash-related non-finish by challenger Chris Milwain, allowed the driver, of the No. 99 Modified, to claim the 2017 OSCAAR championship.
Despite winning the last five consecutive OSCAAR Pro Midget feature races, including Sunday’s ACC finale, Daniel Hawn (No. 2) came up nine points shy of the 2017 title. Riding a runner-up finish, in the 25 lap feature race, Jordan Hanna (No. 55) was proclaimed the new series champion.
Brandon Watson made it two Autumn Colours crowns, on Sunday, as the Stayner, ON resident went flag-to-flag to win the weekend highlight, the 117 lap Pro Late Model feature.
ConWatson’s No. 9 Ford Fusion crossing the stripe, four car lengths, in front of the No. 89c driven, this weekend, by Andy Kamrath, with JR Fitzpatrick (No. 84) completing the podium finishers.
The Limited Late Model 75 lap main, was a flag-to-flag victor for, 2016 Peterborough Speedway champion, Rick Spencer-Walt (No. 31). Local driver Amanda Balson (No. 16) took a well-deserved runner-up result; with Ryan Kimball (No. 16) passing Gord Shepherd (No. 10), in the final turn, to steal away a third place finish.
In yet another flag-to-flag run, 13-year-old, Treyton Lapcevich (No. 32) became the youngest ever Autumn Colours champion, as the Grimsby driver survived a Green/ White/ Checkered finish, to earn the Thunder Car crown over fellow youngsters Jordan Howse (No. 8) and Carson Nagy (No. 63).
Two frightening rollover incidents in the Mini Stock finale slowed the 50 lap feature, but once assured that all drivers were unharmed, the racing resumed, with Eric Yorke (No. 51) adding to his NASCAR Whelen All American Series Division 3 championship, with an Autumn Colours victory. Peterborough Speedway regulars, Noel Snow (No. 14) and Kevin Strutt (No.34), completed the top three finishers.
Starting from the pole position, Griffin Powell (No. 13) would fend off race-long pressure, from second place finisher Chris Tubman (No. 88), to earn the 2017 4Fun-Charger title. Colin Parkes (No. 85) would lead a three-car train to the checkers, to claim the final step of the 4Fun podium.
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As I left the Whitby Iroquois arena late Sunday afternoon, I fully expected to see the Durham Regional Police waiting to take Whitby goaltender Nate McDonald in on robbery charges, after what he did to the Lindsay Muskies Sunday afternoon. It sounds cliché but, the 5-1 final score, in favour of Whitby, was definitely not indicative of the game we had just witnessed.
Whitby came out with a lot of jump, in the early moments, and were rewarded at 1:31, when Brock Welsh ripped one over the blocker of Tyler Richardson, from Riley McCutcheon and Shane Bull. The play then became much more even, as time wore on, but the Fury found themselves up by two at the 8:00 minute mark, when Welsh nicely finished a clear breakaway set up, by passes from Joe Roy and Shane Bull.
The Muskies kept pressing though, and got to within one, when Noah Dollo scored his 7th goal of the season. The Fish continued to press throughout the first, but could not grab the equalizer. With just 1:48 left in the first, a shot was wristed into the Lindsay zone, that appeared to be going well wide until the stick of Matt Sherwin redirected it past Richardson, giving Whitby a fortunate 3-1 lead, heading into the dressing room.
Blake Curran started the second period in goal for Lindsay, and although he was solid when he was called upon, it was his counterpart in the Whitby goal who stole the show. The Muskies were able to dominate for long periods of time, but could not get anything past McDonald, who made a number of big stops. In fact, as so often happens, following a long period of Lindsay pressure, the Fury were able to break down the ice and, at the 11:59 mark, Shane Bull made the score 4-1.
In the third period there was only a single goal, which made the final 5-1. That goal came at 12:47, and was scored by Alex Bourne, from Josh Battistella and Jacob Sirizzotti. The final shots on goal were 40-34, in favour of the Muskies, but nobody disagreed when the in house announcer named McDonald the first star of the game.
The Muskies are now off, until they host Cobourg on Friday night.
SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks finished on both ends of shutouts in their last two games.
The MoJacks blanked the Georgina Ice 9-0, in Georgina on Friday, Oct. 6th. However, they lost a hard fought game, against the rival Uxbridge Bruins, 3-0, on Sunday, Oct. 8th, on home ice.
Jordan McCullough had the MoJacks’ first goal of Friday’s game, over 11 minutes into the first period. Then, with less than two minutes left in the period, Graham Lamers scored, to put the MoJacks up by two goals.
The MoJacks tacked on three more goals in the second period, and added four goals in the third period, to give them the 9-0 victory.
The MoJacks looked to carry the momentum from the victory, into the latest Battle of North Durham, on Sunday. With a win, the MoJacks could have tied the Bruins in the Orr division standings.
Despite dominating the first period, outshooting the Bruins 21-7, the game remained scoreless until the second period, when the Bruins scored shorthanded.
Undisciplined play in the third period, once again, cost the MoJacks the chance to come back in the game, as they were assessed 11 minutes in penalties. They were also unable to capitalize on the power play chances they were given, going 0-9 in the game.
Uxbridge added a power play goal and an empty net goal, and defeated the MoJacks 3-0. “We were five on three for probably a quarter of the period. We can’t win hockey games like that,” MoJacks assistant coach, Patrick Jobb told The Standard following the game. “The most disciplined team in this league usually wins, so we’re preaching [discipline] for sure.”
However, he praised the way the MoJacks played in the first period. “We want to keep playing like that, that’s the way the MoJacks should play, is [the way they played in the] first period.”
The MoJacks were also in action on Tuesday, Oct. 10th, against Lakefield; past The Standard’s press deadline.
The MoJacks’ next home game at Scugog Arena is Sunday, Oct. 15th, at 2:25 p.m., against the North Kawartha Knights.
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UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge Bruins continued to roar past their competition, early in the Provincial Junior Hockey League season, extending their recent winning streak to three games, following weekend wins over North Kawartha and Little Britain.
With a full week to prepare, the Bruins came out flying against the previously undefeated and Orr Division-leading North Kawartha Knights, at The Den on Friday night.
With fans still filing into Uxbridge Arena, Robert Freckelton opened the scoring, just 39 seconds into the action, when he slammed home a rebound from Aiden Reilly’s breakaway attempt. Daniel Wu and Michael Rennie padded the Bruins lead late in the frame, and after 20 minutes of play, the Bruins held a 3-0 lead.
Freckelton’s second of the night, just over four minutes into the second period, closed out the Uxbridge offence, in a 4-1 win, with the Knights netting the lone goal of the third period. Ryan McConkey was stellar in net for the Bruins, picking up the win, after turning aside 30 of the 31 shots fired at him.
The following night, the Bruins traveled to Little Britain, looking to play spoiler for the Merchants’ home opener.
The two sides would trade goals in the opening period, with Max Field giving the home side and early lead, only for Uxbridge’s Reilly to reply on the powerplay, just over five minutes later. The Merchants wrangled the lead back, with less than two minutes to play in the first period, only to see Reilly net the equalizer, with just seven seconds remaining on the clock.
Buoyed by a raucous home crowd on a Saturday night, the Merchants struck back early in the middle frame, with Webber restoring Little Britain’s lead. However, a powerplay goal, from Bruins blueliner Adam Bartholomew, left the teams deadlocked 3-3 through 40 minutes of action.
The third period saw the Bruins take control of the match, after a powerplay goal from Cameron Moffitt, and moments later, a marker from Carson Bell. An empty net goal from Freckelton sealed the Bruins’ win, as they doubled up the Merchants by a final margin of 6-3.
- The Bruins debuted a new look, on Saturday night in Little Britain, as they officially unveiled their new black sweaters.
- This Thursday, Oct. 5th, the Bruins will travel to Bowmanville, for their first meeting of the season against the Clarington Eagles. The action gets underway at 7:20 p.m.
- On Friday night, the Bruins and Merchants will renew hostilities, for a rematch at Uxbridge Arena, with the opening face-off slated for 7:45 p.m.