november 16, 2013
Photos and Story by PAT BRETHAUER
In Mooretown Saturday night the Flags
defeated the Amherstburg Admirals 7 - 5 in Great
Lakes Jr C Hockey League action.
"I thought it
was a pretty good game." Head Coach Jordan Pennesi
said "Second period we got into a bit of
penalty trouble and a little bit in the third but it
was good to get the two points."
The first three
goals in the game were power play goals with
Mooretown scoring two the first by Spencer Bronzi at
1:09 into the game from Clay Williams and Macgregor
Haddon. Adam Hayes set up the second power
play goal after rifling it in from the blueline that
caught the stick of Adam Hayes that redirected into
the net. Chad Beauchamp earned an assist on
Amherstburg's Steven Spada scored power play goal
number three in the game and in the final minute of
the period Caden Fleming gave the Flags a 3 - 1 lead
with Austin Ainsworth and David Addley assisting on
started things off in the second with Brandon Layman
and Sam Jasmin assisting. Chad Beauchamp
scored the fifth goal to widen the Flags lead to 5 -
"With the five
to one lead we got to make sure we are not getting
too complacent thinking everything was going to come
easy for the rest of the game." Pennesi said
"But we worked hard for the full 60 minutes."
Sobocan was pulled down on a breakaway and was given
a penalty shot but his shot went wide.
Mooretown penalty problems continue and
Amherstburg's Steven Spada scored his second power
play goal. Later in the period the Admirals
continue to fight back and narrowed the gap on an
unassisted goal by Blake Rutckyj. Another late
goal in the last minute of the period by Jeff
Schroeter gave the Flags a 6 - 3 lead heading into
the third period. Macgregor Haddon and Dan
Lumley earned assist on the goal.
Things got tense
for the Flags as the Admirals Dan Matoski scored
followed by a power play goal by Tyler Lawrence and
the gap narrowed to 6 - 5. The Flags found
themselves short one man near the end of the game
but Austin Ainsworth picked up the pass and skated
in and scored the final goal shorthanded.
number of questionable penalties called slowing down
the pace of the game Coach Pennesi said he felt the
calls were fair on both sides. "He called a
a total of 34 minutes on 10 infractions that
included a 10 minute and a game misconduct.
Mooretown tallied 20 minutes on 10 infractions.
scored three goals on six power play opportunities,
Mooretown scored two on eleven chances.
outshot the Flags 44 - 39. Brandon Johnson
gave the Flags the win with 39 saves. Chris Wallace
and Klinton Kenney took the loss. Wallace made
20 saves on 25 shots, Kenney made 12 on 14 shots.
Mooretown is now
9-7-1-1 for the season. The standing race is tight
with Mooretown and Blenheim each with 20 points
(Blenheim one game back) and Amherstburg (9-7-1) and
Alvinston (9-8-0-1) tied with 19 points apiece.
November 22 the Flags are in Alvinston then back at
home on Saturday. Both games at 7:30 pm.
"Thatís going to
be a really good games next week." Pennesi said "We
got to put more wins together, we canít win one and
lose one we got to string a few here together."
has released Ryan Lyle and Brad Campbell to the
Legionnaires recently. "Iím real happy for
those guys" Pennesi said "They (Legionnaires)
went down with a couple of injuries so when they
call for players we are not going to hold them
back. We want the kids to develop and play
at the highest level. I was disappointed
to see them go but itís good to see them play at
that level of hockey."
McCormack was not in the lineup due to an
injury. He is expected back in a 3 - 4 weeks.
McBeath played in his final game with the Flags.
McBeath will be heading out west for work. "Itís
bad timing." said Pennesi "But when the
opportunity comes up to get a career job you
have to do it."