SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks collected back-to-back wins over the weekend, defeating the North Kawartha Knights and the Georgina Ice. Both games ended with the identical score of 6-2 for Port Perry.
The MoJacks faced the Knights in Apsley on Saturday, November 25th.
North Kawartha got the first goal of the game, over six minutes into the first period. However, Port Perry responded with goals late in the period, from Kody Fruhner and Spencer Robinson, and had a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.
The MoJacks’ offence continued to roll in the second period. Over four minutes into the period, Tyler Giamov scored. Then, almost eight minutes into the period, Liam Schweda added a goal. With less than a minute left in the second period, Graham Lamers scored, and Port Perry had a 5-1 lead going into the third period.
Over seven minutes into the third period, North Kawartha scored their second goal of the game, cutting the MoJacks’ lead to 5-2. However, Adam Turner scored less than three minutes later and Port Perry went on to win the game 6-2.
The MoJacks hoped to carry the momentum from that win into a match-up with the Georgina Ice at Scugog Arena on Sunday, November 26th.
Both teams battled hard in the first period. Over six and a half minutes in, in the dying seconds of the MoJacks’ first power play, Lamers scored, giving the MoJacks their first lead of the game. However, a short while later, the Ice tied the game with a power play goal.
Almost three minutes into the second period, Owen Hurtibese put the MoJacks back on top with a goal. A little over a minute later, Lamers received a great pass from Josh Dickson, and fired the puck past the Ice’s goaltender for his second goal of the game. Then, with about seven and a half minutes remaining in the period, Austin Mackie found the puck in front of the net and slapped it past the Ice’s goaltender, giving Port Perry a 4-1 lead. With over five and half minutes left in the period, the Ice thought they had scored, after putting the puck past Shawn Mabley, but the goal was waved off because the net was knocked off its moorings.
Just over halfway through the third period, the Ice scored their second power play goal of the game. However, less than two and a half minutes later, Brady Martin put a shot on net that snuck through the Ice goaltender’s legs, giving Port Perry a 5-2 lead. Lamers later added his hat trick goal, and Port Perry won the game by a final score of 6-2.
After the game, MoJacks head coach Tom Boyle gave “full marks” to the Georgina Ice for keeping the game competitive.
“It was a 6-2 win by us, but it was a closer game than what the [score] looked. Having said that, there were stretches where we had four or five chances in the one shift and didn’t score,” he said. “I thought their goalie played really well.”
The MoJacks will renew hostilities with the Uxbridge Bruins at Uxbridge Arena on Friday, December 1st at 7:45 p.m. Boyle said the MoJacks need to do one simple thing to beat Uxbridge.
“Score some goals. That’s the bottom line. I mean, I think we’ve played well enough to win against them, we just haven’t been able to score, for whatever reason. Their goalie’s played really well,” he said.
The MoJacks will also take part in the annual Port Perry Santa Claus parade on Saturday, December 2nd. The parade begins at 5 p.m.
The next day, Sunday, December 3rd, the MoJacks will take on the Lakefield Chiefs at Scugog Arena at 2:25 p.m.