Mooretown, ON – It was Junior C hockey's battle
of Lambton County, as the Mooretown Flags and
Alvinston Flyers looked towards first place in
the North Division.
despite an early 2-0 lead, the Flyers would give
up four straight goals to the Flags as Mooretown
takes a three point lead on Alvinston for first
place in the North Division with a 5-4 victory.
VanEyk opened the scoring 2:36 into the first
period, followed by Cody Curts picked up the
second goal of the game after a Mooretown turn
over lead to Joe Archer picking up the loose
puck and finding Curts in the slot for the goal.
the second half of the first period Mooretown
would get back into the game, first with a goal
by Kurtis Glowa, who picked up a loose puck in
between the defensemen's legs and brought it in
for a breakaway goal. Josh Teschke would follow
it up with just over a minute left in the period
with a powerplay goal, putting it off the
goalies back and into the net from behind the
goal line to make it a 2-2 hockey game after two
an evenly matched second period, Mooretown would
grab their first lead of the game, as Michael
Gray picked up the puck behind the net and found
Jeff Schroeter in front for the goal and the 3-2
third, the teams would exchange goals, as
Schroeter would get his second of the game,
picking up a deflected pass and getting around
the goalie for a wide open net, giving Mooretown
a two goal lead.
would add his second of the game 33 seconds
later to cut the lead to one, after getting two
chances in front at the puck before putting it
passed Andrew Ganter. But two minutes later
McGregor Haddon would restore the two goal lead
with a wrist from the slot the caught the top
after a giveaway behind the net, Alvinston would
again cut the lead down to one, as Chris Edwards
would find Dan Warner to make it a 5-4 hockey
Despite a pulled goalie and many scoring
chances, Alvinston could not find the extra goal
to send the game into overtime, and Mooretown
would walk away with the two points.
was a lot closer then we needed to make it," said
head coach Bruce Aberhart. "That's the thing
about Alvinston, they got lots of offensive fire
power too and if you let them hang around in a
game they're going to come back and make it as
exciting as it was in the end."
Ganter picked up his fifth win of the season
making 21 saves. This snaps a three game losing
streak Ganter had, with his last win coming
against Alvinston back on October 6th. James
Morreau made 23 saves in the loss.
were not at our best tonight and that was
plainly obvious from the get go we were slow
starting," said Aberhart. "We still need to take
care of business in our own end. We were really
loose, Andrew came up with a couple of big saves
late in the game to keep it a one goal game for
us. We just can't keep putting ourselves in
those positions anymore."
Mooretown finishes off their week with their
third game in three nights, heading to
Kingsville Sunday afternoon. Alvinston will take
on Wheatley Monday.