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
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
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
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
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.