Mooretown Flags Win in Shoot Out Over Dresden
December 28, 2013


By Pat Brethauer

 


First goal of the game scored by Sam Jasmin

 

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 each.

 

"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." Pennesi said.
 

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."

 

 


 

 

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