Lost at Home to Alvinston
January 12, 2013
The Mooretown Flags took
a 5 - 3 loss on home ice Saturday against the
Prior to the game the
Flags organization honoured their 1987-1988 OHA All
Ontairo Jr. C Championship Team. Several
members of the team were in attendance to join in
the festivities. After presentations and
ceremonial puck drop the game got underway.
"The boys were pretty
pumped up for the first period." said Head Coach
Jordan Pennesi. "It was nice to see the team coming
out and the boys kind of looking back and hearing
about the team winning since it's the only team
Mooretown has gone on and won a major championship."
After the first period
both sides were even with one apiece. Troy
Whitely scored the first goal of the game for
Alvinston at 5:21. With :20 seconds remaining
in the first period Matt Brandon scored a power play
goal for the Flags assisted by McGregor Haddon.
Tyler Kettler and Kirk
Dorman sent the score to 3 - 1 for the Flyers with
goals at 2:12 and 3:44. Mooretown narrowed
that gap with Brandon scoring his second goal with
Haddon assisting at 10:21.
In the third Alex
Rutherford tied things up for Mooretown at 1:14.
Matt Brandon earned his third point of the game with
the assist. Travis Mullen also contributed on
Alvinston regained the
lead with Kirk Dorman scoring his second of the
night at 9:12. At 16:15 the Flags bench took a
penalty and it was costly as Tyler Kettler scored on
the power play to take the 2 point lead to secure
"I thought we played ok,
but I thought they wanted it a little bit more than
we did." said Head Coach Jordan Pennesi. "They had a
lot of loose pucks and when they had a chance they
buried it and we didn't."
the Flags 40 - 25. Despite the loss Brandon
Johnson made 35 saves in the game. Jamie
Morreau earned the win with 22 saves.
"Brandon always plays
well in net and he shows up to play". said Pennesi
"He is a consistent player, I thought he had the
chance to win but we did not want it."
Alvinston had a total of
eight power play opportunities and scored on one.
Mooretown had just two opportunities and also scored
"As I have said all year
I would like to see consistency in refereeing and we
definitely didn't have it tonight. One of the
referees didn't call one penalty in the game but the
only one he called was on me for yelling at him.
It's frustrating when the calls are not consistent."
Mooretown is now 14-15-4-1 for the season with a
total of 33 points and holding onto seventh spot.
Alvinston is third in the standings race with 20 -
12- 1 - 2 for 43 points, followed closely by
Wheatley who is one point away and two games back.
With six games remaining
in the regular season, Mooretown is back in action
on Friday January 18 when they travel to Dresden to
take on the Kings, then return home on Saturday
January 19th when they host Wallaceburg.