December 21, 2013
By Pat Brethauer
The Flags came out flat in the first
two periods according to Flags Head Coach Jordan
Pennesi after taking a 7 - 6 loss before the home
crowd against the Alvinston Flyers in Great Lakes
Jr. C League action.
"I don't know what it is from one
team to the next, it switches from night to night."
Pennesi said referring to the 5-4 win over Belle
River the night before.
Of the seven goals scored by
Alvinston three were power play goals.
The Flyers took a two goal lead after
the first period. In the second eight goals
were scored, four by each team. Mooretown got
off to a quick start and scored two goals the first
:21 seconds into the period and the second a minute
and half later that tied the game. But
Alvinston came back and would score the next three.
Mooretown then added two more goals then Alvinston
added one more and the period ended with the Flyers
leading with a two goal spread with the score at 6 -
4 heading into the third.
In the third Mooretown fought back and another early
period goal narrowed the gap. Action continue
and at 15:49 the Flyers scored their final goal to
regain their two goal lead. The Flags did
score once more but it wasn't enough that gave the
Flyers the win.
"Our goals against have to get down
all year long that's hurt us for sure." Pennesi said
"Our defensive zone we are having trouble keeping
the puck out of our net, anytime we let in seven we
shouldn't win the game."
Dan Warner led the Flyers with 2
goals and singles by Dylan Lightfoot, Karsten Berg,
Zach VanEyk, Sam Vokes and Chad Rainsberry.
Dan Lumley two goals in the game his
12th of the season earned top spot in points for the
Flags. Macgregor Haddon, Brandon Layman, Jeff
Schroeter and Brett Thompson each scored one.
The Flags were denied of many scoring
chances as they outshot the Flyers 42 - 33.
Brad Jacklin earned the win in net with 36 saves.
Flags netminder Brandon Johnson made 26 saves.
Mooretown was scoreless on three
power play opportunities. Alvinston went three
"This was a very very important game.
We could have jumped up two spots actually with 2
points it was one of those 4 point games in my mind,
they just wanted it more than us."
The Flags (14-13-1-1) remain in sixth
spot with one more game remaining in 2013 when they
host the Dresden Kings on December 28th. Game
time at 7:30 pm at Moore Sports Recreation Centre.