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Mooretown Flags suffer big game loss and loss of top spot
pat brethauer january 8, 2012


Bleinheim; The Blenheim Blades moved into first place in the Jr C Hockey League  North Division sending Mooretown into second after defeating the Flags 6 - 1 Sunday night.


Blenheim scored 3 unanswered goals in the first period, two of the goals were on power plays.  In the second the Blades added a pair before Caden Fleming was awarded a penalty shot that beat Blades' netminder Dylan Vanderpol to give the Flags only goal in the game.  In the third Blenheim scored the final goal on a power play.  Goal scorers for Blenheim were Jordan Regier, Justin Rossignol, Thomas Innes, Nathan Puchnatyj, Trevor Sparks and John McKillop.


The Blades went 3 for 9 on the power play, Flags wend 0 for 4.  Penalties were the enemy for Mooretown as they served a total of 65 minutes on 17 infractions.  Blenheim took 25 minutes on 8 infractions.  Andrew Ganter took the loss making 33 saves, Vanderpol earrned the win with 25 saves.


The Flags go back on the road for their 5th consecutive road game as they head to Essex on Tuesday Jan 10.  The team is back home on Saturday Jan 14 for a rematch against Blenheim.  Saturdays game time is at 7:30 at the Moore Sports Complex.




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