MARLO STANFIELD Special to The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge Bruins took round one of this year’s Battle of North Durham on Friday night at the Bear Den, skating to a 6 to 3 win over their arch rivals, the Port Perry MoJacks.
The Bruins were sent reeling just 44 seconds into the game after a MoJacks goal, but quickly regained their focus, and the lead, scoring three times before the horn sounded at the end of the first period. Goals from Justin Bennett, Daniel Wu and Cameron Moffitt pushed the Bruins to a 3 to 1 lead.
Josh Cammalleri continued his recent run of strong outings, scoring a pair of goals in the second period to extend the Uxbridge advantage to 5 to 1. He would complete the natural hat trick almost nine minutes into the third period, scoring a power play goal, assisted by Toby Cooper and Justin Bennett.
The MoJacks would attempt to claw their way back, scoring twice in the third period. But, the Uxbridge defence dominated down the stretch en route to the team’s second straight win on home ice. Cam Smith made several sensational saves throughout the evening, turning aside 25 shots to earn the victory.

Bear Necessities:
– Cammalleri and Matt Hunter scored for Uxbridge in a loss to the Napanee Raiders on Sunday evening.
– The Bruins are back in action at the Bear Den on Friday night, November 1st at 7:45 p.m. against the Lakefield Chiefs in their lone match-up of the weekend.