Flags Down Two
Games in Playoff Series
The Mooretown Flags
lost game two against Belle River in Mooretown on
Wednesday night with a final score of 3 - 1.
Mooretown scored the
only goal in the first period at 9:08 with
Riley Roberts scoring assisted by Jeff Schroeter and
In the second Belle
River tied things up at 14:16 and late in the period
at 19:34 added a second goal to take a 2 - 1 lead
heading into the third period. Chris DiNatale
and James Shelton scored for the Canadiens.
Both sides went end to end and as the time was
running out, the Flags pulled their goalie for the
extra attacker but DiNatale got control and put it
in to the empty net for his second of the night.
"We played good we
had a couple of good chances around their net but we
got to minimize our mistakes especially against
these guys." said head coach Jordan Pennesi
"When you give the puck away in your own zone
especially in the last minute you got to expect to
lose the game."
Mooretown took two
penalties with seconds remaining that gave Belle
River a total of seven power play opportunities for
the night. Mooretown fought off all power play
opportunities and went went scoreless on four power
play opportunities of their own.
Belle River outshot
the Flags 26 - 19. Brandon Johnson took the
loss in net making 23 saves. Zakk Olvin made
Belle River now lead
the series 2 - 0 and the two teams will meet for
game three in Belle River on Friday February 8 at
7:30 pm and return for game four on Saturday to
Mooretown for a 7:30 start.
"We got to play our
game plan in the next game" said Pennesi "We
kind of got away from it in the second period.
I told our guys they are a tough team, good,
strong and skilled. We got to play a chip in
defensive hockey style game. So we got to get back
to our game style and be ready to go on Friday."