Mooretown Flags Take A Big Bite Out of the Sharks
November 22, 2013

Story and Photos By Pat Brethauer


The Mooretown Flags came up with a big win over the the second place Wheatley Sharks Saturday night before the hometown crowd in Great Lakes Jr C Hockey League action.


Last time the two teams met the Flags gave up a 5-1 lead and the Sharks took a 6-5 win. 


Not this time.


After leading 5 - 1 in the second the Flags went on and took the win with a final score of 9 - 2. 


"I thought we played really well for a full 60 minutes. Every single guy on the ice did their job." Head Coach Jordan Pennesi said  "Especially last time we ended up losing to those guys so it was nice to have bounced back and win against them."

The Sharks opened the scoring early in the game at 2:24 and held on to that lead until 16:25 when the Flags went on fire and scored three quick goals in just over a minute. 



Caden Fleming took a pass from Austin Ainsworth and scored the first goal.  Second goal came just :34 seconds later when Jeff Schroeter fired one in unassisted. Third goal came :31 seconds later that was questioned by the Sharks after Brett Thompson shot crossed the line the same time as the net was kicked off it's pegs.  Sam Jasmin and Jack Magermans assisted on the goal.



In the second period the Flags continue to dominate and scored four goals before Wheatley added a single to end the period with the Flags leading 7 - 2. 

Austin Ainsworth added to the tally scoring two of the goals in the second period.  "I pretty well just crashed the net and my line mates found me, it was pretty simple for me." said the centerman from Port Huron


Caden Fleming assisted on both of Ainsworth's goal, Clay Williams also assisted on the first and Jack Magermans assisted on the second.


Sam Jasmin scored the other two goals in the second with Brett Thompson adding assists on both goals and Brandon Layman and Ryan Jennings also earning assists on the Jasmin goal.


Action went end to end in the third.  The Flags didn't allow Wheatley to record any shots on net in the period and the Flags recorded just two that ended in the back of the net. 



Jeff Schroeter scored his second goal on a power play with Thompson assisting at :29 seconds into the period.  Midway Brett Thompson earned his fifth point of the night scoring the final goal assisted by Sam Jasmin and Joey Stock.


"After last nights game nobody really played good" Austin Ainsworth said about the 6 - 3 loss against Alvinston on Friday night.  "We knew we had to turn it around today and come out and take one win out of the weekend. So we did what we needed to do."  

Eric Rivard and Austin Thompson scored the goals for the Sharks.



Mooretown outshot the Sharks 37 - 29.  Brandon Johnson earned the win with 27 saves.  Everitt Omstead and Conner MacKinnon shared the net for Wheatly.  Omstead took the loss making 18 saves on 23 shots, MacKinnon made 10 on 14 shots.


Wheatley took four penalties that included a game misconduct for abusing an official.  Mooretown scored one goal on two power play opportunities. The Flags took one penalty when both sides were called for roughing giving Wheately zero power play opportunities.


It is a tight race in the standings.  The Flags are sitting in 6th place with 22 points (10-8-1-1), one point behind Alvinston (11-8-0-1)  and two and one game back behind Blenheim (11-6-1-1).  Amherstburg is coming from behind with 19 points and a game back (9-9-1-0).


The Flags has a three games series coming up with the first game on Friday in Dresden.   "That will be a really good game.  They (Dresden) just beat Belle River recently so they have turned it around this season so it will definitely be a really good game."


On Saturday they are home hosting Blenheim at 7:30 then on Monday they back on the road for a rematch against Wheatley.

"If we do the same things that we did tonight we have a better chance to win games." Pennesi said



Mooretown Notes

  • With the loss of three players (two to Legionnaires and one working out of town) and Sam McCormack still off due to injury the Flags have called on Mooretown Minor for AP Players that include Jack Magermans, Dallas Harper and Joey Stock.  Magermans assisted on two goals for  2 points and was selected third star of the night. Stock earned one point with an assist.  "I thought they did really well." Pennesi said "Jack and Dallas both played last night and Joey tonight and I thought all three did a really good job and I thought they fit in the line up well." 

  • Brett Thompson was selected first star (2 goals 3 assists), Sam Jasmin second star (2 goals, 2 assists).

  • David Addley left the game with an injury to his left wrist.

  • 108 fans were in attendance

  • The Flags hold weekly meet draws every Thursday night at 5:00 pm at Corunna's Antonio's Sports Bar and Grill to support the Mooretown Flags organization. 



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