Essex; The Flags took to the road
for their fifth consecutive road game this time
in Essex. Essex leads the South Division
and the league with a total of 51 points
(25-6-1OTL). Mooretown remains in second spot in
the North Division with 36 points. (17-14-2OTL)
A pair of unassisted goals gave by both sides
ended the first period with both sides even at 1
each. Michael Gray scored the first goal
for Mooretown, Sean Ducharme scored the
tying goal for Essex.
In the second period Kevin Boggs gave Essex the
lead after scoring the only goal in the
second period on a power play.
Essex widened their lead in the third after
Tyler Pope-Ferguson scored just :32 seconds into
the period. Jeff Schroeter from Josh Teschke
narrowed the lead by one after scoring for the
Flags just around the 5:00 minute mark.
Essex regained the lead late in the period with
Scott Bromley scoring.
Down 4 - 2 heading into the final minute
Mooretown took advantage of a power play by
adding the extra man attacker that paid off as
Jeff Schroeder score at 19:46 to narrow the
Essex lead by one. Mooretown
continued to play with the extra man attacker
but a final empty net goal by Zack Miletic gave
Essex the win with a final score of 5 - 3.
Mooretown had six changes on power play
opportunities and scored once, Essex had nine
and scored once as well.
Essex had a total of 37 shots on net, Mooretown
had 26. Andrew Ganter took the loss for
the Flags making a total of 32 saves,
Arren Romeril earned the win with 23 saves.
Flags are back at home on Saturday night when
they host the Blenheim Blades at the Moore
Sports Complex. Game time 7:30 pm.