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.
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