Stayin' alive with OT win
Great Lakes Jr. C.
Brethauer march 3rd, 2012
Mooretown, ON -
In an exciting finish Mike Burns scored the winning
goal a minute and twenty six seconds into the
overtime period to keep the series alive in the best
of seven against the Belle River Canadiens.
"We picked it up
tonight, we knew we had to win so we got it going"
said Mike Burns "They lost the puck to Sokol and he
passed it to me and I put it into the back of the
net, it was pretty good" he added grinning ear to
The Flags took a 2 - 0 lead early in the first
period at 3:36 as Mike Burns dug the puck out from
behind the net to Andrew Sokol who slapped it in.
Dan Lumley also assisted on the goal.
scored the second on a shot from the glove side at
5:57 assisted by Travis Mullen and Josh Teschke.
answered back at 11:03 with Nik Dobrich scoring and
at 11:57 an unassisted goal by Mike Ditty tied
Second period saw
Jason Clarke of Belle River score the lone goal at
the halfway point to take the lead.
In the third on a
power play Andrew Sokol scored his second of the
night that tied the game. Mike Burns and Jake
Currie assisted on the goal. Like game two in
Mooretown which the Flags lost 4 - 3 in overtime,
this game would also be decided in overtime only
this time it was the Flags who struck first.
"It was a good one
for the guys, it was a test of our will tonight
getting handed the type of defeat we did last night
in Belle River [L10 -3] and to come back and play
this game shows the character of the young men in
the room" said Coach Bruce Aberhart
When it came to
penalties in this game the two sides were able to
play hockey. In Belle River on Friday the
Canadiens took a total 25 minutes, Mooretown tally
was 20 minutes. In Saturday's game Belle River took
only 9 minutes on 4 infractions and Mooretown
received 11 minutes on 5 infractions. Belle
River went 0 for 3 in power play opportunities,
Mooretown went 1 for 2.
Shots on goal was
even up to the winning goal as Mooretown tallied 39,
Belle River 38. Winning goalie Andrew Ganter
earned the win for the Flags, Zakk Olvin took the
loss, both with a total of 35 saves.
to Belle River on Tuesday March 6 for game 5.
Belle River leads the series 3 to 1.
"That is going to
be awfully hard to win down there," said Aberhart
"you got to overcome the road trip on the bus to
come out ready to play. You know they are
going to be firing on all cylinders as they did last
night, we got to beat that pressure right off the
bat. I was really happy with the way the young
men played tonight, if we can match that next game
we'll be fine."