The Uxbridge Bruins were riding high after their Battle of North Durham win over Port Perry when they hit the road for Apsley on Saturday, Jan. 21 for a match-up with the North Kawartha Knights.
The Bruins lit the lamp early and often in the opening period, taking a 3-0 lead behind goals from Anthony Lamanna, Noah Button, and Cohen Mackie. The Knights got onto the scoreboard less than a minute into the second period before goals from Quinn Meek and Andrew Swan pushed Uxbridge’s lead to 5-1.
A buzzer-beater goal to end the second period and another early in the third for North Kawartha cut into the Bruins’ advantage. However, Alex Hyde replied for the visitors, and a pair of late goals from the Knights led to some tense moments down the stretch. A one-goal margin would be as close as North Kawartha would get though, as Noah Acciaccaferri earned his 10th win of the 2022-23 season in goal for Uxbridge.
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