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Mooretown Flags Capped Weekend with Win in Blenheim
December 2,  2012

Blenhein, On -  The Flags took their second win of the weekend on Sunday in Great Lakes Jr C hockey action with a 4 - 1 win over the third place  Blenheim Blades.

"Anytime we play them [Blenheim] we have to make sure we come ready to play as they are always big 2 points to get." said Head Coach Jordan Pennesi

Andrew Sokol gave the Flags the lead after scoring the lone goal in the first period at 8:56 with Jeff Schroeter and Riley Roberts earning assists.  Mike Burns added to the score at 1:07 into the second period with Schroeter and Roberts again earning the assists.  Blenheim narrowed the gap at 4:58 while on a power play goal by Tyler Clarke.  Period two would end with the Flags leading 2 - 1.

Third period action it was all Flags with Dan Lumley starting things off at 9:16 on a power play with Schroeter and Travis Mullen assisting.  The final goal of the night was scored by the same line as the first with Sokol scoring and Schroeter and Roberts assisting.

Jeff Schroeter had a hand in all Flags goals of the night earning a total of 4 points in the game. Followed by Riley Roberts who assisted on 3 goals for 3 points in the game.

Mooretown outshot Blenheim 32 - 21.  The Flags allowed 1 goal on 5 power play opportunities and scored 1 power play goal on 2 opportunities.

Brandon Johnson earned the win in net.  Dylan Vanderpol took the loss.

"We played really well we had a good performance out of Brandon Johnson and the boys continued their success from Saturday night." said Pennesi referring to Saturdays 6 - 2 win over Wheatley.

The Flags are now 10-9-4-1 with 25 points for the season and have taken 5th spot in the tight race with Wheatley who has 23 points and one game back.  Alvinston holds 4th place with 31 points.

"It was a good weekend for us as we moved up a couple of spots in the standings which was good to see as these games are really crucial." said Pennesi

The Flags are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to face the league leading Essex 73's (21-3-0-1).  This is the fifth meeting between these two teams.  Essex has taken 2 wins and 2 overtime wins in previous games.

"It's a really big game on Tuesday as Essex is playing really well lately they are on a big winning streak." said Pennesi "We want to keep our streak alive."



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