Mooretown Flags Win in Shoot
January 4, 2014

By Pat Brethauer


The Mooretown Flags took a 4 - 3 win over the Amherstburg Admirals in shoot out in Great Lakes Jr. C hockey league action Saturday night in Mooretown.


This was the fourth meeting between the two teams.  "This is the second shoot out win against them, but it's been really close all season long." Head Coach Jordan Pennesi said.  The Flags has a 3 - 1 lead in the series against Amherstburg.

"It was a really good game. One of the best of the year to watch."  Pennesi said  "It was one of those playoff type games with lots of chances at both ends, I thought we played really well and it was good to get the two points."

After a scoreless first period Dan Lumley gave the Flags a 1 - 0 lead scoring the only goal in the second period with Sam Jasmin and Macgregor Haddon assisting. 


"Don't change nothing" is what Pennesi said to the team after the first two periods.  "I thought we did simple things right."


 Brett Beattie of the Admirals tied the game early in the third before Flags Captain Jeff Schroeter scored two back to back goals at 12:43 and 15:04 that game the Flags a 3 - 1 lead.



"I couldn't have done it without my teammates, Brett (Thompson) and (Brandon) Layman.  The were great giving me the puck and I just put it in the back of the net." the team captain said.

Amherstburg continued to battle back and went on and scored two back to back goals just :16 seconds apart starting at 17:16 to tie the game.  First goal was scored by Brett Beattie, his second of the night and the third by Dan Matoski.


"I think we were worried about making a mistake so I think that's why made our mistake." Pennesi said

 "We kind of sat back hoping that they weren't going to score. But when your up a couple of goals you got to keep putting it to them and you can't sit back at all, you got to keep pushing, pushing for that third insurance marker."


After a scoreless five minute overtime period the game then went to shootout where Jeff Schroeter was the first shooter for the Flags and came up with the only goal in the shootout to win the game.


"I knew I was going to the right side, it was open so I just let it go and it went in." Schroeter said "Then our goalie stayed strong and saved all three and we won 'er."


Brandon Johnson earned the win for the Flags with 37 saves. Arren Romeril made a total of 36 saves for the Admirals.


Both sides were scoreless on two power play opportunities.  Mooretown took a total of six minutes on three infractions and  Ryan Lyle was unsuccessful on a penalty shot in the first period.

Amherstburg took 14 minutes on three infractions that included misconduct penalty at the beginning of the game on a warm up violation. 


"I thought we did a good job playing full 60 minutes. Other than that little hiccup in the third period it was a good game and definitely good to get the two points in the end." Pennesi said

With nine games remaining in the regular season the Flags will meet Amherstburg one more time.


Mooretown (16-13-1-1)  now has a 4 point lead over the Admirals (14-14-1-1) and remain in sixth place in the standings race.

Next up the Flags will host Belle River at home on Wednesday January 8.  The series is tied 2 - 2 between these two teams and this will be the final regular season game and series tie breaker.

"That will be another good game. All year long we have had really close match ups, one goal games so it comes down to those big mistakes, got to try and minimize those and keep playing our game and not worried about anyone else."


Wednesday night puck drop is set for 8:00 pm at the Moore Sports and Recreation Centre.

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