Mooretown Flags Downed by Belle River
january 8, 2014

By Pat Brethauer

This was the fifth game between the two Great Lakes Jr. C hockey teams and Belle River took the series 3 - 2 after the Flags lost 4 - 2 Wednesday night in Mooretown.


Belle River opened the scoring at 10:59 in the first period after scoring their first goal short handed by Braden Laroque.  Dan Lumley evened the score less than two minutes later on the power play with Jeff Schroeter assisting.


In the second period the Canadiens scored three unanswered goals to take a 4 - 1 lead.  The first two goals were scored on the power play.  Kody Gagnon scored the first power play goal just :18 seconds into the period.  Brad Carroll scored the second at 8:30 and the final goal of the period by Zack Bedard at 14:28.


In a come from behind situation the Flags only goal came at 4:31 on a power play scored by Sam McCormack from Dan Lumley.


Belle River tallied 20 minutes in penalties on eleven infractions.  Mooretown suffered 14 minutes on eight infractions. 

Mooretown went two on six power play opportunities, Belle River went two on four.


Belle River outshot Mooretown 35-25.  Brandon Johnson took the loss with 31 saves.  Mitch Topliffe made 23 saves in the win.

The Flags remain in sixth place in the standings race with a record of 16-14-1-1.


The Flags are on the road for their next three games.  The first in Alvinston on Saturday January 11 at 8:00 pm.   On Wednesday Jan 15 they are in Wallaceburg and Friday January 17 in Dresden.  The final two games start at 7:30pm.  The Flags return home on Saturday January 18th when they host the Blenheim Blades.


Mooretown Flags Hockey Club
1st Prize: Two Tickets to All Memorial Cup Games
2nd Prize: Four Tickets to Detroit Tigers (2014)
3rd Prize:  2 Tickets to Detroit Red Wings (2014-15)
$5 each - 3 for $10 - 10 for $30
Tickets available at Mooretown Flags Home Games or Call:
Bob Barnes - 519-867-2136
Joe Lavers - 519-862-1327
Chuck Melton - 519-869-4592




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