MARLO STANFIELD Special to The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge Bruins kept up their winning ways over the weekend and maintained their third-place position in the standings, after posting a 7-3 victory over the North Kawartha Knights.
The game, played on Friday night at the Bear Den, was Uxbridge’s lone contest of the weekend. Coming to the game, the team was looking to build on back-to-back wins in Provincial Junior Hockey League action last weekend.
Connor Kearney’s first goal as a Bruin gave Uxbridge the lead, just 90 seconds into the action, on the play Kearney shot from behind the net, banking the puck in off of the skate of the North Kawartha goalie. A powerplay goal by Aiden Reilly doubled the Uxbridge advantage, with just under four minutes remaining in the opening period.
The Bruins offence wasted little time building on the lead, as the teams took to the ice for the middle stanza, with goalie Ryan McConkey sending a sensational pass to a breaking Simon Fieg for a breakaway goal, with just under two minutes played. Just 37 seconds later, Kieran Beaudoin gave Uxbridge a 4-0 lead, with his 12th goal of the campaign.
As the second period wore on, a pair of powerplay goals by the Knights were sandwiched around Fieg’s second tally of the evening. After 40 minutes of play, Uxbridge led by a comfortable 5-2 margin.
With the Bruins back on the powerplay, just before the midpoint of the third period, Reilly seemed to put the game away with his second goal of the night, assisted by Fieg. The teams would trade goals over the final 10 minutes of action, with Noah Donaghy rounding out the scorers for the Bruins.
Tyler Hutchinson scored, just over four minutes into last Friday night’s win over Little Britain, sending 115 stuffed animals onto the ice at the Bear Den, as the Bruins hosted their annual Teddy Bear Toss, in support of the Uxbridge Community Toy Drive.
Newmarket’s Connor Kearney joins the Bruins, after spending the early part of the season in the PJHL Caruthers Division with the Schomberg Cougars. In 14 games, the 6-2”, 200 lb, forward had 12 points (5 goals and 7 assists), in 12 games played.
- Last week, the Bruins dealt defenceman Tavish Davidson to the Little Britain Merchants.
- The Bruins are back in action this Friday night at the Bear Den, with a special appearance by Santa Claus when they tangle with the Orr Division-leading Lakefield Chiefs at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday, the Bruins wrap up their pre-Christmas portion of the schedule with a trip to Apsley to take on the Knights.
- Following the holiday break, the Bruins will host the Port Perry MoJacks in a ‘Battle of North Durham’ at the Bear Den at 7:45 p.m., on Friday, December 29th
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TYKE: W.O. Insurance won against Hunter Sports Photography, 6-3. W.O. Insurance had goals by Onyx Kench (4), Jack Martyn and Alton Pelky.
Hunter Sports Photography’s goal scorers were Trayson Jewellz (2) and Bradley Cloutier.
Herrington’s Quality Butchers won against Canadian Tire, 8-5. Herrington’s Quality Butchers goal scorers were Jackson Powell (6) and Max Silverwood (2). Assisting were Carleigh Milford and Nathan Fraser.
Canadian Tire’s goals came from Griffen Jones (4) and Carson Ratych, with an assist from Luke Shisko.
NOVICE: J. F. Construction and Scugog House Cleaners tied this week, 5-5. J.F Construction’s goal scorers were Ethan Nicol (2), Liam Shisko (2) and Logan Edgerton.
Scugog House Cleaners had goals from Carter Scott (3) and Ryan Whyte (2).
Krown Rust Control beat Unifor Local 1090, 6-4. Krown Rust Control’s Ethan Binns (3), Lyla Buchanan, Joel Morrow and Liam O’Donoghue were goal scorers, with an assist from Morrow as well.
Unifor Local 1090 had goals by Cole Price (2), Hayden Ratych and Caitlyn Milford.
ATOM: Low & Low Funeral Directors beat Buck’s Construx, 4-2. Low & Low’s goals were by Ryan Vernon (2), Sully Vaughan and William Pelton.
Assisting were Logan Noakes, Nolan Keith and Vaughan. Buck’s Construx had goals by Nick Smurthwaite and Ethan Powell.
Port Perry Dental Associates won against Eco Water Systems, 13-3. Port Perry Dental Associates had goals from Oliver Worona (7), James Leith (5) and Brendan Potter. Assisting were Leith, Worona and Potter. Eco Water Systems goal scorers were by Austin Dale (2) and Henry Zha, with Christopher Thomas and Dale assisting.
Peewee/Bantam: All Flags Auto Service won against Cochrane Tree Service, 7-2. All Flags Auto Service goal scorers were Dylan Grant (3), Tyler Malarczuk (2), Cole Stephens and Lance Miller. Miller also earned an assist. Lucas Braband scored both the Cochrane Tree Service goals unassisted. Mondo Hair Salon won against Goble Transport, 2-1. Mondo Hair Salon’s goals were by Isabella O’Donoghue and Nathan Watson, with Braedon Byer and Watson earning assists. Goble Transport’s goal scorer was Leah Seeney, assisted by Adam Goble.
Midget: Rebecca McGarvey – Remax Jazz won against Luchka Float Service, 4-2. Aidan Joyce (2), Lane Horton and Aiden Braband scored the Rebecca McGarvey – Remax Jazz goals, with Emily VanUden assisting. Tim Rudkin scored both Luchka Float Service goals unassisted. The Comfort Shoppe won against Urban Landscape Solutions, 2-1. Benjamin Sargent and Cameron Barkey scored for The Comfort Shoppe. Urban Landscape Solutions goal scorer was Sean Ashby, and assisted by Mari McDowell.
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KAWARTHA LAKES: Tayler Bidon (pictured) scored his first OJHL goal of his career, but that was not enough, as the Muskies fell by a score of 8-3 to Kingston Friday night.
Reid Russell scored at the 11:02 mark, to give Kingston the lead in the first period, from Brandon Nadeau and Colin Van Den Hurk. Aiden McFarland ripped a nice shot past Tyler Richardson at 14:23, to double the lead, before Ben Sellars snapped his 2nd of the season to the top corner at 16:39, cutting the lead in half. The assists on the Lindsay goal went to Stefan Palatsidis and Braydon Leeking.
Throughout the first period and most of the second the Muskies had as many good chances as the Vees, but Kingston was better at burying their chances on this night.
Cole Edwards made it 3-1 at 8:37, from Josh Leblanc and Rob Clerc. Austin Grzenia made it 4-1 at 12:56, from Van Den Hurk and McFarland. Bidon made a nifty move to his backhand at 13:08, to get the Muskies back within two, from Jake Dale and Brendan Tomilson, but that’s as close as Lindsay would get. Leblanc scored from Clerc at 16:45, followed by McFarland’s 2nd of the night, from Blair Battochio and Van Den Hurk at 17:41. There was a brief glimmer of hope as Noah Vandervinne scored at 18:34, from Sellars, to make the score 6-3 heading into the second break.
Only two goals were scored in the third and they both went to the Vees. Nick Zarichny beat Blake Curran, who took over in the Lindsay goal for the third, at 13:33, from McFarland and Andrew Suriyuth. Then Leblanc’s second of the game rounded out the scoring, on a power play from Clerc and Danny Reidel.
After the game, a happy and almost smiling, Bidon described his goal. “The puck came loose and I was bale to make a move to my backhand and put it in”, he said. “It felt great to get the monkey off my back”.
Head Coach, Dan West was of two minds after the game, feeling that his team did some really good things during the game, for two periods, but just got away from their aggressive style in the third.
The next action for the Muskies is Tuesday night at home, as they take on the Wellington Dukes on Minor Hockey Night, where all minor hockey players wearing their jersey get in for free.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: After being thumped by the Lakefield Chiefs 12-5 on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Port Perry MoJacks were able to squeak out a 4-3 win against the Little Britain Merchants on Sunday, Dec. 17th.
Just over halfway through the first period of Sunday’s game at Scugog Arena, the MoJacks struck first. On a MoJack power play, after the team took multiple whacks at the puck in front of Little Britain’s net, the puck came to Tyler Giamov who buried it in the back of the net, giving Port Perry a 1-0 lead.
Then, over eight and a half minutes into the second period, Jeff Gauld scored, to extend the MoJacks’ lead. A bit over a minute later, Graham Lamers put the puck in the back of the net, giving the MoJacks a 3-0 lead. However, the MoJacks ran into penalty trouble later in the period, and the Merchants scored two power play goals, about 45 seconds apart, cutting Port Perry’s lead to 3-2.
Just over four minutes into the third frame, Lamers scored his second goal of the game, to give Port Perry back a two goal lead. Little Britain scored about three minutes later, but the MoJacks were able to hold off a late Merchants push and held on to win 4-3.
Despite the win, MoJacks head coach Tom Boyle told The Standard he didn’t like the way the team performed.
“I thought Little Britain were awesome today. I thought it might have been the best game they’ve played all year,” he said. “You’ve got to treat every game the same. You’ve got to come ready to work hard, play hard, finish your hits and compete hard, every game. Every game is tough in this league, you can’t take a game off, that’s the message to the guys. We’ve taken the last two off.”
Jeff Gauld tallied three points in the game. Boyle said Gauld has fit in nicely with the team since signing with the MoJacks last month.
“He’s been our best player, in many games, since joining the team. He’s solid in the [defensive] zone, solid in the offensive zone, makes good plays, is a smart hockey player, competes hard, wins draws. He’s added great depth to our team down the middle.”
Next on the schedule for the MoJacks is a home-and-home series against the Georgina Ice. The MoJacks will face the Ice in Georgina, on Friday, Dec. 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. The action then shifts to Scugog Arena, on Thursday, Dec. 28th. Puck drop for that game is 8:15 p.m.
TARA FREW Special to The Standard
Herrington Quality Butchers won against W. O. Insurance, 7-5.
Herrington’s goal scorers were Jackson Powell (5), Nathan Fraser and Max Silverwood.
Avery Chambers (3), Onyx Kench and Ada Kench scored for W.O. Insurance.
Hunter Sports Photography beat out Canadian Tire, 6-0.
Hunter Sports Photography goals were from Bradley Cloutier (3), Aaron Smurthwaite (2) and Trayson Jewellz. Assisting were Blake Morden and Cloutier.
J.F.Construction beat out Unifor Local 1090, 7-6.
Liam Shisko (5), Liam Martyn and Ethan Nicol were the goal scorers for J.F. Construction.
Unifor Local 1090’s six goals all came from Cole Price.
Krown Rust Control took the win over Scugog House Cleaners, 8-5.
Scoring for Krown Rust Control were Ethan Binns (3), Kayleigh Malarczuk (2), Joel Morrow, Landon Lewis and Lyla Buchanan. Assisting were Morrow (2), Lewis, Binns and Buchanan.
Scugog House Cleaners goals were from Carter Scott (3) and Ryan Whyte (2). Scott also earned one assist.
Low & Low Funeral Directors took the win against Eco Water Systems, 14-0.
Low & Low’s goal scorers were Ryan Vernon (4), Jackson Cole (3), Nolan Keith (2), Logan Noakes (2), Jessi Stokes (2) and James Ward.
Buck’s Construx tied with Port Perry Dental Associates, 2-2.
Buck’s Construx goal scorers were Merrick Lawson and Myles Prusinski, with an assist from Nick Smurthwaite.
Oliver Worona scored both the Port Perry Dental Associates goals, with an assist from Brendan Potter.
PEEWEE / BANTAM:
Goble Transport won against Cochrane Tree Service, 6-2.
Goble Transport’s Tyler Moore (3), Adam Goble, Cole Casserly and Leah Seeney were the goal scorers.
Lucas Braband (2) scored both Cochrane Tree Service goals, with an assist from Owen Chaikosky.
Mondo Hair Salon beat out All Flags Auto Service, 7-1.
Mondo Hair Salon’s Bradley Hext (3), James Shier (3) and Isabella O’Donoghue scored, with assists from Jamy Vernon and Hext.
Dylan Grant scored the solo All Flags Auto Service goal, with an assist from Cole Stephens.
The Comfort Shoppe beat Rebecca McGarvey – Remax Jazz, 3-0.
Scoring for The Comfort Shoppe were Corey VanCamp, Cameron Barkey and Jake Buchanan. Assisting were Hannah Buchanan, Katie Brown, and Jake Buchanan.
Urban Landscape Solutions tied with Luchka Float Service, 6-6.
Urban Landscape’s Sean Ashby (3), Karrah Mulligan, Shannon Arney, and Mari McDowell scored. Ashby also made one assist. Luchka Float Service’s goals came from Cael Williams (2), Robbie Boadway (2), Leam Maisonneuve and Jordan Jolicoeur. Boadway and Scott Leslie also made an assist.
SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Uxbridge native, Austin Riley, is a trailblazer for autism and motorsports. He is one of the first people with autism in the world to hold a national race license and compete in a national road racing series.
Over the past few years, Austin has toured North America, Australia, and Bermuda to race go-karts and give presentations about his experience racing with autism.
Earlier this year he embarked on his fifth tour, visiting the United Kingdom.
Austin’s Dad, Jason Riley, said one of the main reasons they do the tour is to give hope to other families who deal with autism.
He said, “It’s mind-blowing for me to see the effect Austin’s story has had on other families, and it’s quite touching as well.”
Austin visited many schools during his time in the U.K, where he spoke to elementary school students about Racing With Autism.
During the tour, Austin and Jason gave a presentation to 500 school children at Southam College, and the response was overwhelming.
When Jason looked around at the end of their presentation the room was filled with 12 and 13 year olds crying their eyes out.
“Austin’s story really resonates with the kids, because when you’re in a school setting, because the vast majority of students are just trying to fit in, they’re trying to be one of the pack,” said Mr. Riley “So they feel like Austin does a lot, where they don’t belong, or don’t feel like they fit in.”
Jason continued, “After the presentation Austin received a standing ovation, the autograph line was an hour long, it was just insane, and the UK tour reinvigorated me.”
Austin’s Dad works hard setting up presentations, raising money for Racing With Autism, and working a full-time job.
He said, “The U.K tour really re-lit the fire for me. It really brought home why we’re doing what we’re doing.
And why all the effort we’re putting into it is so important.”
One of Austin’s favourite parts of the U.K tour was the standing ovation. He said it felt amazing to be recognized for his efforts.
Moving forward, Austin is gearing up for the 2018 Autism Awareness Tour, which will take him and his father across Canada. The tour starts in Victoria, B.C, on April 2nd, and ends in Charlotte Town P.E.I., on April 27th.
Jason has scheduled them to give at least one presentation each day, and they plan to bring Austin’s go-kart with them to get some racing in as well.
Austin and his Dad are excited, about the tour, and to share their story with more people.
Jason said, “We want to continue to raise awareness for Autism, and continue to grow the number of kids that are aware of Austin’s story.”
Adding that, “We want to inspire more kids with autism to, follow their dreams too, and make a difference in the world even if it’s a small one.”
He and his son are currently raising funds for the upcoming tour by selling puzzle piece decals to put onto Austin’s car. The cost to sponsor a puzzle piece is $50 and the piece will show the name of the person who purchased it.
“It’s a way to help Austin continue to race, and also a way to show the support he has behind him,” Jason said, “It makes him feel good and other people feel good, because they’re supporting a kid that’s helping other kids, and it all kind of goes full circle.”
Visit https://www.racingwithautism.com/ and go to the “Shop” section to find out more about sponsoring a puzzle piece or donating.
CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: Despite the final score of 3-0 in favour of Aurora, hockey fans were treated to an exciting game from start to finish, at the Lindsay Rec Complex Friday night.
For the third straight game, Lindsay goaltender, Tyler Richardson (pictured) was solid in the Lindsay goal, as was Jack Irvine, who picked up the shutout for the Tigers.
The only goal of the first period went to Jake Bricknell, who fired a laser beam past Richardson, at 10:04, from Christopher Giroday.
Throughout the second period, the teams took turns getting into penalty trouble, but, despite many good chances, neither team could bulge the twine.
In the third period, the Muskies continued to press for the equalizer but couldn’t get it, and at 10:14, Evan Bidenti poked home a loose puck to make it 2-0. Brock Welsh and Luca Esposito grabbed the assists. The back breaker of the game, though, was the third at 12:01, and it wasn’t without controversy, as Richardson was sat on, and held out of position for a good while, allowing Giroday to fire the puck into the unprotected net. The referees did briefly talk, at center ice but mysteriously the goal was allowed to stand, which drew the ire of a boisterous crowd. The goal was assisted by Bricknell.
After the game I had a chance to speak with Richardson, who has played three solid games in a row, and sees more rubber than highway 400 on a long weekend. I asked what he can attribute his strong play of late to, and without hesitation, he credited Muskie Goalie Coach Greg Seiler. He also said his experience, of four years in the league, has taught him a lot about remaining calm, which was evident tonight.
In regards to the better play of the team of late, Richardson said the team is just working hard and buying into the game plan.
Head Coach Dan West agrees. He added that the team battled hard all night long tonight, and didn’t back down against an older Aurora squad. “We’re learning a grinding game”, said West.
The loss ends a two game winning streak that the team had going, following wins over Mississauga last Saturday, and in Newmarket on Thursday.
Next action for the team is Sunday in Toronto.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: After suffering a 3-2 loss against Clarington, on Thursday, December 7th, the Port Perry MoJacks bounced back, blowing out the North Kawartha Knights, by a final score of 12-3, on Sunday, December 10th.
Over halfway through the first period of Sunday’s game, the North Kawartha Knights got the first goal of the game. However, over five minutes later, Graham Lamers scored a power play goal to tie the game. That is as close as the game would get.
Almost five minutes into the second period, Jeff Gauld scored, giving Port Perry their first lead of the game. Less than a minute later, Derek Risebrough found the puck in front of the net, and put it in the open side, to extend Port Perry’s lead. Then, almost seven and a half minutes in, on a MoJack power play, Liam Schweda’s shot found the back of the net, and the MoJacks had a 4-1 lead. 30 seconds later, Jordan McCullough scored the MoJacks’ fifth goal of the game.
After that goal, the Knights decided to make a goalie change. Spencer Green, the North Kawartha goaltender who allowed the first five goals, appeared frustrated and went after a member of the MoJacks. He was assessed a penalty for roughing after the whistle. Despite the Knights goalie change, the MoJacks kept scoring. With about six and a half minutes left in the second frame, Kody Fruhner’s shot squeaked through the legs of goaltender Luke Miller. Then, with less than 15 seconds left, Spencer Robinson put the puck past the Knights’ goaltender, and the MoJacks had a 7-1 lead going into the third period.
Just over two minutes into that period, Fruhner scored his second goal of the game. Over two minutes later, Lamers picked up his second goal of the game, bringing the score to 9-1 for Port Perry. Almost two and half minutes after that, Austin Mackie received a perfect pass from Risebrough and put the puck in the back of the net. North Kawartha got their second goal over 11 minutes into the third, but, less than four minutes later, Owen Hurtibese scored. North Kawartha scored again about a minute later, but Ian Elkins scored with less than 24 seconds left in the game, and the MoJacks defeated the Knights 12-3.
After the game, MoJacks assistant coach Patrick Jobb called the win a “good all around team effort.”
“We were slow out of the gate, and we kind of picked it up after that. We had pretty much four lines playing the whole game and everybody contributed,” he said.
The MoJacks played against the Lakefield Chiefs in Lakefield, on Tuesday, December 12th, past the Standard’s press deadline. Their next home game, at Scugog Arena, is Sunday, December 17th, at 2:25 p.m., against the Little Britain Merchants.
TARA FREW Special to The Standard
Herrington Quality Butchers beat out Hunter Sports Photography, 7-6. Herrington Quality Butchers’ Jackson Powell (5), Cadence Patton and Max Silverwood were the goal scorers. Hunter Sports Photography had goals from Aaron Smurthwaite (3), Trayson Jewellz (2) and Bradley Cloutier. Cloutier also had one assist.
Canadian Tire cleaned up against W. O. Insurance, 18-1. Canadian Tire had goals from Griffen Jones (9), Carson Ratych (5), Luke Shisko (2), Derek Dickhoff and Ethan Mavor. Assisting were Shisko and Jones. Evan McTaggart earned the solo W.O. Insurance goal.
Krown Rust Control took the win against J.F. Construction, 4-2. Scoring for Krown Rust Control were Ethan Binns (2) and Jacksen Van kessel (2), with an assist from Liam O’Donoghue. J.F. Construction’s goal scorers were Liam Shisko and Oliver Bentley, with an assist from William Aldridge.
Unifor Local 1090 won against Scugog House Cleaners, 11-4. Cole Price (9), Liam Craigen and Caitlyn Milford scored the Unifor Local 1090 goals. Lucas Culbert-Castelo and Price each made an assist. Scugog House Cleaners’ Carter Scott (3) earned a hat trick, with Ryan Whyte also popping one in the net.
Low & Low Funeral Directors won against Port Perry Dental Associates, 4-3. Low & Low’s goal scorers were Ryan Vernon (2), Jessi Stokes and Logan Noakes. Noakes also made two assists. Port Perry Dental Associates’ Oliver Worona (3) earned a hat trick, with an assist from Liam Kench.
Buck’s Construx beat Eco Water Systems, 3-1. Buck’s Construx had goals from Ethan Powell, Charlotte Frew and Myles Prusinski, with an assist from Trenton Jewellz. Eco Water System’s Abbie Stephens scored, with an assist from Franklyn Sleep.
Peewee / Bantam:
Mondo Hair Salon won against Cochrane Tree Service, 5-2. Mondo Hair Salon’s James Shier (3), Braedon Byer and Bradley Hext scored. Assisting were Isabella O’Donoghue and Damien Stephenson. Lucas Braband (2) scored both Cochrane Tree Service goals unassisted.
Goble Transport tied with All Flags Auto Service, 3-3. Goble Tranport’s Tyler Moore, Cole Casserly and Adam Goble scored. All Flags Auto Service had goals from Cole Stephens, Tyler Malarczak and Dylan Grant.
Urban Landscape Solutions took the win against Rebecca McGarvey – Remax Jazz, 4-1. Scoring for Urban Landscape Solutions were Sean Ashby (2), Karrah Mulligan and Shannon Arney. Ashby also earned one assist. Tyler Moore scored the solo goal for Rebecca McGarvey – Remax Jazz.
Luchka Float Service slid in for a win against The Comfort Shoppe, 5-4. Luchka’s goal scorers were Tim Rudkin (4) and Cael Williams. Assisting were Allison Brewster and Robbie Boadway. The Comfort Shoppe’s goal scorers were Jake Loyst (2), Jake Buchanan and Natasha Ashby. Buchanan (2) and Cameron Barkey earned assists
Craig Schroter The Standard
KAWARTHA: The Lindsay Muskies got a hat trick from Bradon Leeking, on their way to an 8-2 victory, in Mississauga Saturday night.
The Chargers got on the board first, when Brandon Yeamans scored at 8:11, from Kyle Lewis and Paul Violo. The Fish would even things up though, when Leeking scored his first of the night at 17:15, from Erich Roeder.
Leeking’s second of the game, just 53 seconds into the middle frame, gave Lindsay their first lead of the game. That goal was assisted by Roeder and Owen Barnett. At 4:27, the Chargers tied the game again, on a goal by Lewis, from Yeamans and Alex Daigle. From that point on it was all Muskies. Owen Barnett’s 4th goal of the season, and second in as many nights, came on a power play, to put Lindsay up 3-2. At 15:58, Leeking completed his hat trick, from Noah Dollo and Roeder. Cam Robinson scored, from Stefan Palatsidis and Curtis Trolley, at 18:33, then it was Trolley picking up his 1st OJHL goal, at 19:52, from Brandon Carr-Ansah and Palatsidis, on the power play.
The Muskies would add two more in the third. Carr-Ansah netted his 4th of the season, on a power play from Trolley, at 4:48, then at 10:22, Roeder grabbed his 10th of the year, from Leeking and Dollo. There were a number of fighting majors and misconducts handed out, in the last minute of the game, to each team, but no word yet on any possible suspensions.
The next game for Lindsay is Thursday night in Newmarket.