Mooretown Flags Defeat Wheatley
december 3, 2013

By Pat Brethauer

The Flags come up big again after defeating the 2nd place Wheatley Sharks (14-8-1-0)  twice in a row with the second win in front of the Wheatley fans in a close 2 - 1 final in Great Lakes Jr. C League action.

(The first win was back on Nov 23 when they downed the Sharks 9 - 2)


In a solid game on Monday night Wheatley scored first late in the first period on a power play scored by Jon Woelk at 19:20.


The Flags scored the lone goal in the second on a power play and tied things up.Macgregor Haddon scored his ninth goal of the season with Dan Lumley and Jeff Schroeter earning the assist.


Solid play continued and midway at 10:49 Dan Hachey scored his first of the season and what turned out to be the winning goal for the Flags as they held on closing the game with the lead.  Lumley earned his second assist on the goal.


Wheatley outshot the Flags 29 - 24.  Netminder Brandon Johnson earned the win for the Flags making 28 saves.  Everitt Omstead took the loss made 22 saves.


Both sides went one for five on power play opportunities.


Mooretown has moved into 4th spot in a tight standings race with 26 points. (12-9-1-1).  The Flags are two points behind Belle River (Belle River has 3 games in hand).  Battling for higher rankings are Amherstburg and Blenheim each with 25 points and Alvinston 23.

The Flags are back in action with two games on the upcoming weekend.  On Saturday (Dec 7) the Flags host the league leading Essex 73's (20-2-1-1) at 7:30 pm at the Moore Sports Complex.  On Sunday the team will travel to Blenheim for a 7:15 pm start.




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