DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks lost a penalty-filled game against the Uxbridge Bruins at Scugog Arena on Sunday, November 7th.
The game started well for the MoJacks, though. With less than seven minutes remaining in the first period, a Cody Bricknell wrist shot beat the Uxbridge goaltender, making Port Perry a 1-0 game. But, about three minutes later, the Bruins tied the game with a power-play goal. The Bruins scored in the final minute of the period while they had a two-man advantage power play to take the 2-1 lead.
The Bruins struck again a bit over four and a half minutes into the second period, extending the deficit to 3-1. Over four minutes later, the Bruins capitalized on another power play, making it a 4-1 game. Almost halfway through the period, MoJacks captain Justin Jacobs found himself on a breakaway, and he slipped the puck past the Uxbridge goaltender, cutting the deficit to 4-2. However, the Bruins scored on another power play with six remaining minutes, putting Port Perry behind 5-2. Tensions between both sides came to a head a minute and a half later, with a couple of fights breaking out. Cameron Marshall and James Paul Nolan of the MoJacks and Trent Underwood and Gavin Stewart of the Bruins were assessed fighting penalties. The Bruins scored two more times in the period and had a 7-2 lead in the second intermission.
The Bruins would score twice more in the third period, and the MoJacks lost the game 9-2.
- The MoJacks are currently in last place in the Orr division, with a record of two wins and nine losses
- Port Perry’s next game is in Clarington against the Eagles on Thursday, November 11th. The puck drop will be at 7:20 p.m.
- It’s going to be a busy weekend for the MoJacks. They face the Merchants in Little Britain on Saturday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m. Then, on Sunday, November 14th, they host the Georgina Ice at Scugog Arena at 2:25 p.m.