down two games to none in playoff semi finals
Brethauer February 29th, 2011
Mooretown, ON - In game two in the Great Lakes Jr. C
Hockey Semi Final game the Mooretown Flags lost in
overtime against the Belle River Canadiens with a
final score of 4 - 3.
Belle River went up 3
- 0 with two goals in the first period and one in
Defenceman Cole Chevalier scored 2 goals from the
blue line at the midway point and 2:13 minutes later
in the first period.
Chevalier scored the third for the hat trick just
:30 seconds into the second period as the shot rang
in as Andrew Ganter had a piece of it but the puck
couldn't be controlled only to bounc off him
into the net.
As intense action continued the Flags answered back
less than two minutes later when Calab Harse passed
it to Jeff Schroeter out front who then found the
back of the net for the first goal. At 11:20
shortly after the faceoff a series of quick passes
between Mike Burns to Andrew Sokol helped to narrow
the gap to 3 - 2. The period would end with
the Flags trailing by just one goal.
In the third, the
only goal was the tying goal, which came at 15:29 as
Michael Gray took a pass from behind the net into
traffic out front yet managed to slide one in past
Canadiens goalie Zakk Olvin. Action continued
with several missed opportunities by both sides that
sent the game into overtime. Both goalies
recorded 33 shots and 33 saves at the end of the 3rd
"Belle River is a
very good hockey team and you can't get down 3 - 0
to them" said Coach Bruce Aberhart "I give
everyone credit in that room for fighting back and
tying the game up. But we can't let them get
that far ahead of us as we spend a lot of energy
getting back into the game. I really thought
we had it in the 3rd period as we had a lot of
chances before we headed into over time."
over time goal came in at just :40 seconds into the
period with Nik Dobrich scoring the winning goal for
Belle River took only
4 minutes in penalty time with Mooretown taking 6
minutes. Neither side scored on their power
play opportunities as Belle River went 0 for 3 and
Mooretown went 0 for 2.
The two teams return
to Bell River on Friday March 2 then back home to
Mooretown on Saturday at the Moore Sports Complex
with a game start at 7;30 pm.
"The guys need to get their heads held high and go
back down there Friday night and get one there."
said Aberhart "We deserved to win tonight we
just didn't get it so Friday we have to go back and
earn the win."