Inconsistent Bruins spinning wheels
by Roger Varley
Back on Jan. 7, the Uxbridge Bruins stormed into the Lakefield arena and set the Chiefs back on their heels by scoring four unanswered goals in the second period to take a 6-2 lead. Unfortunately, the Bruins then allowed the Chiefs to score four unanswered goals of their own in the third to end the game in a 6-6 tie.
Nevertheless, scoring six against the Chiefs should have given the Uxbridge squad a lift going into last Fridays match-up against the Little Britain Merchants at the arena. However, the Bruins lacked any sign of fire as they allowed the Merchants to score two goals in the first period. Little Britain actually found the back of the net three times, but one goal was disallowed. But that was enough to see goalie Noah Acciaccaferri pulled at the end of the period in favour of Cam Smith.
The second period saw the same, with the visitors scoring twice in the last five minutes, including a short-handed marker.
It wasn’t until the final five minutes of the game that Cameron Moffitt put the Bruins on the scoreboard, assisted by Matthew Hunter and Toby Cooper.
The Cosmos players of the game were Justin Bennett for the Bruins and Oliver Webster for the Merchants.
A scheduled game against the league-leading North Kawartha Knights on Saturday was postponed because of weather.
The Bruins have been without the services of Joshua Cammalleri since Jan. 4, when he scored a goal and an assist. Cammalleri holds third place in the Orr Division scoring race, but in terms of goals he is in second with 26. That’s two less than Little Britain’s Cameron Robinson, but Robinson has played 30 games so far and Cammalleri has played in only 23.
Currently, the Bruins remain in fifth place in the seven-team division. They have 10 games remaining in the regular schedule (plus a possible make-up game against North Kawartha) starting tomorrow (Friday) as they host the cellar dwelling Georgina Ice at 7:45 p.m. Of the 10 remaining games, five should be almost sure wins because they involve the Ice and sixth-place Port Perry MoJacks.
Uxbridge Sports Organizations:
Uxbridge Swim Club
Phone: (905) 852-7831
Uxbridge Tennis Club
Phone: (905) 852-2181
Uxbridge Squash Club
Phone: (905) 852-7831
Uxbridge Men’s Basketball League
Phone: (905) 431-3392
Greater Uxbridge Road Runners
Phone: (905) 852-7224
Air Force Mavericks All-Star Cheerleading
Phone: (905) 852-CHEER