Wheatley, On - The Mooretown Flags took a 5 - 4 overtime loss against the Wheatley Sharks in Great Lakes Junior C hockey action on Monday night.
In this solid game both sides were even 3 - 3 after two periods of play. In the first period Wheatley scored first with Brendon Anger scoring. Mooretown answered back with Alec Rutherford scoring his first goal of the season assisted by Jeff Schroeter and Mike Burns.
Wheatley took a 3 - 1 lead in the second period with Kyle Quick and Eric Rivard scoring. The Flags answered back with two quick goals at 16:16 and 17:50 to tie things up. Scoring for the Flags were Andrew Sokol from Schroeter and Riley Roberts and Mike Burns scored from Calab Harse.
"We play really well," said Flags head coach Jordan Pennesi "I thought the boys battled back really well in the second period when we were down 3 - 1 to tie going into the third."
Mooretown took the lead for the first time in the third period on a power play goal by Burns from Schroeter and Matt Brandon. Wheatley came back and tied with Mike Reid scoring at 13:36. Regulation time came to a end sending the game into overtime where at 1:07 into the extra period Dylan Impens scored an unassisted goal for the win.
"It was a good fast paced game back and forth with chances at both end." said Pennesi "and I thought the refereeing was pretty consistence last night."
Penalties were at a minimal in this game with Mooretown taking only 3 penalties throughout the game giving Wheatley just one power play opportunities. Wheatley took a total of 5 penalties giving Mooretown four opportunities which the Flags scored on one.
Wheatley outshot Mooretown 31 - 24. Brandon Johnson was in net for the Flags turning away 26 goals. Marc Tremblay took the win with a total of 20 saves.
"It was good to get a point in Wheatley as it's always a tough team to beat down there on the big ice surface." said Pennesi
The Flags are back in action on Saturday November 24 when they host the Essex 73's. The Flags will honour Corunna’s Olympian Derek Drouin, Canada’s Bronze Medal winner in High Jump at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Derek who attends Indiana University will be home during the US Thanksgiving weekend, will be honoured at center ice and take part in the opening by dropping the puck in a ceremonial faceoff. Derek will be available for signing autographs throughout the evening.
Game time 7:30 pm at the Moore Sports Complex.