DARRYL KNIGHT Special to The Standard
UXBRIDGE: With the holiday season approaching, the Uxbridge Bruins have been gifted with a recent three-game winning streak, after posting weekend victories over the Georgina Ice and North Kawartha Knights.
The Bruins skated to an 8-3 win over the Ice, in Uxbridge on Friday, Dec. 9th, and the next night, downed the Knights in Apsley, by a final tally of 4-1, to move within three points of North Kawartha in the battle over fourth place in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s (PJHL) Orr Division standings.
Adam Bartholomew’s five point night, led the way for the Bruins in their home ice win over the Ice, with the veteran defenceman posting a new high-mark for points in a game by an Uxbridge player this season, after scoring twice and chipping in with three assists. Meanwhile, goaltender Ryan McConkey turned aside 30 shots, as he continues an impressive rookie campaign in the Bear Den.
The Bruins never trailed in their match-up with the Ice, holding a commanding 4-0 lead at the end of the first period, behind goals from Aiden Reilly, Nick Sribny, Derek Dolan and Liam Timewell. The second period saw Uxbridge’s lead swell to 6-2, behind Bartholomew’s pair, with Markshall Lockhart and Coby Gardner rounding out the scoring in the final frame.
The following night’s match-up in North Kawartha was similarly one-sided, with the Bruins holding the lead throughout the game, after goals in the first and second period by Wes Cowie and a pair of third period markers by Alex Siblock, before a last-minute goal by the Knights spoiled Jake Joosten’s shutout bid.
- On Friday night, the Bruins will be collecting new unwrapped toys, in support of the Uxbridge Toy Drive.
- The Bruins will face a pair of tough tests this weekend, with the Little Britain Merchants visiting the Bear Den, on Friday, Dec. 16th for a 7:45 p.m. match-up. On Sunday, Dec. 18th, the team will make the short trip east on Reach Rd., to Scugog Arena, for a ‘Battle of North Durham’ against the Port Perry MoJacks, with the action getting underway at 2:25 p.m.
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