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.