Special to The Standard
SCUGOG: After running roughshod over the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Orr Division through the early part of the season, and winning their first 18 games played, the Port Perry MoJacks suffered back-to-back losses to the Clarington Eagles over the weekend.
The MoJacks suffered through a 5-4 loss in Bowmanville on Thursday night, before being doubled up 4-2 by the Eagles back home at Scugog Arena, on Sunday afternoon.
On Thursday night, the two teams traded opportunities throughout the game, with Ryan Bernades, Graham Lamers, Toby Cooper and Brady Martin all scoring for Port Perry.
The MoJacks were looking to get back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon, and seemed headed in that direction, when Mitch Gustavsen opened the scoring with a power play goal, assisted by Liam Schweda and Konrad Piorkowski, just over three minutes into the action.
However, three straight Eagles goals gave the visitors a 3-1 lead early in the third period. Although Cole Murray would bring the MoJacks to within a goal, with just over six minutes to play, it was as close as Port Perry would get, with the Eagles adding an insurance marker on the power play, with just over a minute remaining in regulation.
- The weekend losses for the MoJacks leave the Tod Division’s Port Hope Panthers as the lone PJHL team boasting an undefeated record.
- The MoJacks will face a pair of tough tests this weekend, as they look to return to their record-setting form to start the season. On Saturday night, the MoJacks hit the road to square off against the second-place Lakefield Chiefs, at 7:30 p.m.
- On Sunday afternoon, the surging North Kawartha Knights pay a 2:25 p.m. visit to Scugog Arena, for a matinee match-up.
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