Mooretown Flags Come From Behind to Win
December 20, 2013

By Pat Brethauer


The Mooretown Flags were down 3 - 1 heading into the third period and bounced back with three goals in the third to edge out the third place Belle River Canadiens with a final score of 4 - 3.


Ryan Lyle opened the scoring early in the first with Clay Williams and Chad Beauchamp assisting.  Belle River answered back on the power play at 7:08 with Branden Larocque scoring. The first ended with both sides equal.


In the second Belle River would take the two goal lead late in the period at 17:15 and 18:23 with Kody Gagnon and Brenden Crundwell scoring.

A couple of goals by the Flags scored within a minute apart starting at 6:46 tied the game.  Jeff Schroeter from Sam Jasmin scored the first goal and Dan Lumley assisted by Macgregor Haddon scored the second.  The game winner came at 18:05 by Brett Thompson from Jeff Schroeter.


Belle River outshot the Flags 39 - 35. In net, Brandon Johnson earned the win for the Flags making 36 saves.  Jacob Lucier made 31 saves for Belle River.

Mooretown took six penalty minutes on three infractions, Belle River took ten on five infractions.


The Flags went zero for five on the power play, Belle River scored once on three opportunities.


This was the fourth time these two teams competed and they are tied with two wins.  The final game between these two teams will be on Jan 8.


The Flags are currently in sixth place in a tight Great Lakes Jr C standings race with 30 points. Alvinston and Blenheim share 4th spot with

31 points each. 


On Saturday Mooretown will host Alvinston and with a win the Flags will take 4th, a loss they will remain in 6th.  Game time is set for 7:30 pm at the Moore Sports Recreation Centre.



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