SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks’ recent winning streak was snapped by the Uxbridge Bruins over the weekend.
The MoJacks extended their winning streak to nine games on Saturday, November 11th, defeating the Little Britain Merchants, in Little Britain, 11-1. However, the next day, they were shut out by the Uxbridge Bruins 3-0 on home ice.
Spencer Robinson scored the first goal of Saturday’s game, on a power play, less than two minutes into the first period. Then, 31 seconds later, Dan Harris added to the MoJacks’ lead with a power play goal. Two minutes after that, Luke Wyatt scored on the power play, giving the MoJacks a 3-0 lead after the first period.
The Merchants scored less than 30 seconds into the second period, to cut Port Perry’s lead to 3-1. However, that is as close as the game would get. Over eight minutes into the period, Kody Fruhner scored, giving the MoJacks back a three goal lead. Then, with just a bit over four minutes left in the period, Harris scored his second goal of the game. Over 30 seconds later, Wyatt picked up his second goal of the game, and Port Perry had a 6-1 lead. Before the period was over, Tyler Giamov scored, and the MoJacks led 7-1.
Over five minutes into the third period, Wyatt scored his hat trick goal. About two and a half minutes later, Jeff Gauld scored his first goal as a MoJack, and Port Perry’s lead grew to 9-1. Owen Hurtibese and Austin Mackie each scored later in the period, and the MoJacks blew out the Merchants by a final score of 11-1.
However, the MoJacks were not able to find the back of the net in their game against rival Uxbridge Bruins, on Sunday, November 12th. Despite outshooting the Bruins 41 to 25, the MoJacks could not get a goal in the recent edition of the ‘Battle of North Durham.’
After a scoreless first period, the Bruins scored twice in the second period, and one more time in the third period to win the game 3-0.
After the game, MoJacks assistant coach Patrick Jobb told The Standard the MoJacks were simply “outworked” by the Bruins.
“Today wasn’t our best effort. We were just a little step behind them,” he said. “That wasn’t our best game of the year, that’s for sure.”
Interestingly, coming into Sunday’s game, the last time Port Perry had lost was on October 8th, when they were defeated by Uxbridge by the same score of 3-0.
The MoJacks were in action again against the Lakefield Chiefs on Tuesday, November 14th, past The Standard’s press deadline. The MoJacks will face the Clarington Eagles at Scugog Arena on Sunday, November 19th, at 2:25 p.m.