Mooretown Downed by Essex 73's
december 7, 2013

By Pat Brethauer

The Flags dropped a 5 - 1 loss against the Great Lakes Jr C Hockey league leaders Essex 73's. (23-2-1-1) 


After a scoreless first period Essex went on a rampage in the second scoring 4 consecutive goals.  Mooreotown's lone goal came at 17:17 in the second after Brett Thompson scored a short handed goal assisted by Ryle Lyle.


Third period saw Essex score their final and only goal of the period short handed.


Dylan Solecki led the 73's scoring two goals with singles by Matthew Hebert, Philip Janikowski and Dallas Pereira.


Mooretown's power kill line denied Essex from scoring on nine power play opportunities. Mooretown went scoreless on four.

Mooretown suffered 32 penalties minutes on 8 infractions.  Essex took 18 minutes on 5 infractions.


Essex outshot the Flags 39 - 24.  Brandon Johnson in net for the Flags made 34 saves.  Jacob Kment made 23 for Essex.

The Flags currently holds fourth place with 26 points (12-10-1-1), however Alvinston, Amherstburg and Blenheim are following in a tight race with each at 25 points.

Next up the Flags have four road games starting tonight (Sunday) when they travel to Blenheim to take on the Blades.  Game time 7:15pm.  Then on Fri Dec 13 they are in Belle River, Sun Dec 15 - Amerstburg, Fri Dec 20 back in Belle River before returning home on Sat Dec 21 hosting the Alvinston.



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