Mooretown Flags Win in Shoot Out Over Dresden
December 28, 2013
By Pat Brethauer
First goal of the game scored by Sam
The Mooretown Flags ended 2013 with a
6 - 5 shoot out win over the Dresden Kings in Great
Lakes Jr. C Hockey league action.
"We battled for a full 60 minutes."
Sam Jasmin who scored the first goal of the game
said "We kind of fell asleep a shift or two there
but overall we are coming together as a team and
it's starting to show on the scoreboard."
Jasmin opened the scoring just :53 seconds into the
game. "I just turned up
ice and started to skate fast and our rookie
defenceman Sammy McCormack threw me a pass at the
half and I had a breakaway and shot it pocket side
and it ended going in."
Dresden answered back just over two
minutes later when Macks Holmes found the opening.
Brett Thompson gave the Flags the lead with Ryan
Lyle and Brandon Layman assisting at 8:20 but again
the Kings answered back at 9:41 to tie the game.
Dillon Liberty scored Dresden's second goal and the
period ended with both sides even with two apiece.
In the second Mooretown took a 2 goal
lead. Macgregor Haddon from Jasmin and Dan
Lumley scored the first goal and returning to the
line up after a brief absence due to work, Jordan
McBeath scored the second goal with Clay Williams
and Spencer Bronzi assisting.
Late in the period the Ryan Jennings
received a five minute major and game misconduct for
cross checking and that enabled Dresden's Derek Daly
to score on the power play. With just over a
minute left and still killing off the 5 minute major
Sam Jasmin skated in and scored a shorthanded goal
for the Flags with Macgregor Haddon assisting.
After two periods of play the Flags had a 5 - 3 lead
heading into the third.
Dresden continue to fight back and at
1:29 Macks Holmes scored his second goal on the
power play and at 12:15 James Shelton scored for
Dresden to tie the game and action continued and
regulation time ended with both sides even with 5
"I thought it was a good first two
periods with lots of chances at both ends. Head
Coach Jordan Pennessi said "We definitely did a good
job in the third period, not letting us get rattled
after letting those two goals."
After a scoreless overtime period Dan
Lumley scored the only goal in the shoot out to win
the game for the Flags.
Steven Taylor stopping first shoot
out attempt by Dresden's Derek Daly
Steven Taylor earned the win in net
for the Flags stopping 37 of 42 shots on net.
Jamie Morreau and Brent Paxton shared the net for
Dresden. Morreau made 16 saves on 21 shots,
Paxton stopped all 15 shots.
The Flags took a total of 13 minutes
penalty time on 6 infractions, Dresden took 6
minutes on 3 infractions.
Mooretown went zero for two on power
play, Dresden went two for four.
"It was good though to get the two
points. I thought we played well and I thought every
guy on our team did his part on the ice this game."
The Flags are now 14-13-1-1 for the
season and remain in 6th place in the tight
standings with 32 points, just one point behind
Alvinston and Blenheim.
"It's really tight, just a couple
wins away from third place or a couple of losses for
7th. There is a lot of parity in the legaue this
year. It's whatever team shows up to play that night
is the team that is going to win. Show up for
full 60 minutes is what I've been telling my guys
all season long."
Mooretown has ten games remaining in
the regular season with the next game set for
Saturday Jan 4 at home when they host Amherstburg at
7:30 pm at the Moore Sports Complex.
"We need to treat these next 10 games
like they are playoff games." Pennesi said "To
make sure we are doing the same things and we are
ready to go in the playoffs."