Mooretown Flags Take Disappointing Loss
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 for five.


"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.



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