Mooretown Flags Lost Game 2 in OT
February 8, 2014
By Pat Brethauer
After being tied 2 - 2 after
regulation time the Blenheim Blades scored just :58
seconds in the overtime period to take the 3 - 2 win
in game 2 of the Great Lakes Jr. C Playoff series.
Heading to the overtime period both teams had scored
single goals in the first and second period.
Brett Thompson scored the first goal in the game to
give the Flags the lead at 4:05. Sam Jasmin
earned the assist. The Flags took a couple a
penalties late in the period that gave Blenheim a
five on three power play which they scored on.
Dylan Muzzatti scored the power play goal.
In the second period Spencer Bronzi
scored at 14:31 to give the Flags the lead for the
second time. Thompson and Sam Jasmin earned
the assist. The lead was short lived as
Blenheim scored a couple of minutes later by Justin
Rossignol that tied the game.
In the third period neither side
scored and the game went into a 20 minute overtime
that was won in the first minute of play after
Mackenzie Dick picked up the puck after it was
turned over in Mooretown's end.
"I thought it was a good game." Coach
Jordan Pennesi said "It was a fluke goal at the end
but I thought we worked hard for a full sixty
Blenheim outshot the Flags 47 - 27.
Brandon Johnson made 44 saves in the game for
Mooretown, Eric Stewards took the win making 25
Mooretown took six minutes in
penalties on three infractions, Blenheim was handed
just one penalty for two minutes.
Blenheim scored one goal on three power play
opportunities, Mooretown went scoreless on the one
"It was pretty tight game. I wasn't
too sure about our goalie interference call in the
first, it came down to haunt us in the end." Pennesi
said "However can't dwell on the loss we got to
build off our positives. I thought we did a
good job on the forecheck and forcing their D."
Blenheim now leads the series 2 - 0
in the best of seven series.
The two teams are back in action tonight (Sunday)
for their third game in three nights. Game four will
be back at home on Wednesday February 12.
"I told the boys at the start of the
year it takes four games to win a series not just
two, so there is a lot of work to be done."
Sarniasports attended both Sarnia Legionnaires and
Mooretown Flags Jr. C. games on Saturday and
observed players from both opposing teams
(Leamington Flyers and Blenheim Blades) had tied
their skates with lime green laces.
The green laces were worn in memory of 15 year old
Windsor native Kevin Siddall.
Kevin, the son of former Detroit Tigers catcher Joe
Siddall, passed away on Feb 4th after a six-month
battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Kevin was a member of the
Windsor Stars Baseball Organization and Windsor
Minor Hockey Association and
is survived by his
Joe & Tamara and his three older siblings Brooke,
Brett and Mackenzie.
For information on lymphoma or to make a donation go
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