DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
The Port Perry MoJacks rebounded from a loss earlier in the week to the Lakefield Chiefs to claim a 4-1 victory over the visiting Clarington Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 26.
An unassisted goal from Evan Wasylyk just under five minutes into the action gave the MoJacks a 1-0 lead heading into the second period, where the Eagles would tie the game inside the first four minutes of play.
However, the MoJacks replied less than four minutes later, as Ryan Nichols powered his way to the front of the net and slammed in a loose puck. Just over two minutes later, Graham Lamers scored for the MoJacks to open up a two-goal lead for the home side.
The MoJacks capped off their afternoon with a remarkable display of puck movement on the powerplay with just under eight minutes to play in the match when Lamers scooped up a loose puck in front of the net to push the MoJacks’ lead to 4-1. Blake Shaw made several sensational saves between the pipes down the stretch to preserve the MoJacks’ win.
Following the game MoJacks Head Coach Clair Cornish noted that the team’s success on the powerplay was just a piece of a larger puzzle as the team took two points from the rival Eagles.
“Like any other team, we’re focused on the powerplay, but we have to work just as hard on the penalty kill and five-on-five situations, and we have enough skilled guys on this team to be able to do that,” Cornish said.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the MoJacks suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the defending provincial champion Lakefield Chiefs, dropping a 5-3 decision on the road, with Cole Murray, Lucas Clark and Konrad Piorkowski scoring for Port Perry.
- The MoJacks will be hoping to scare up a win this Friday, as they resume hostilities with the Eagles in Bowmanville at 8:20 p.m. on Halloween night
- On Sunday, Nov. 2, the MoJacks will attempt to throw some salt on the Georgina Ice as they visit Scugog Arena for a 2:25 p.m. match-up.
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