Mooretown Flags Solid Game Came up Short
november 6, 2013

In Great Lakes Jr C Hockey action the Mooretown Flags took a 2 - 1  loss against the Belle River Canadiens on Wednesday night in Mooretown.

Despite the loss it was a good solid hockey game.  Belle River scored both their goals in the first period less than a minute apart.  The first goal was scored by Guy Levesque at 2:39 and the second was a fluke goal that went over a couple of sticks that landed in the net at 3:21. 

Flags lone goal came at 5:31 in the second by Defenceman Sam McCormack while on a power play.  Matt Brandon and Macgregor Haddon earned the assist.

For the remainder of the game Mooretown battled back, had many chances but were unable to score the equalizer included the extra man attacker in the final minute and Belle River took the win.

Mooretown outshot the Canadiens 32 -31.  Penalties were not a major factor in the game as Belle River took 2 minutes on 1 infraction which cost them the lone goal.  For Mooretown they took a total of 14 minutes on 3 infractions that included a 10 minute misconduct handed out to Chad Beauchamp at the end of the game. Belle River went scoreless on two power play opportunities.

Both goalies made outstanding saves in the game to keep the game a low scoring affair. Justus Mancuso earned the win in net for the Canadiens made 31 saves.  Brandon Johnson made 29 saves in the loss.

The Flags are off this weekend due to the Mooretown Minor Hockey Association Tournament that begins on Thursday.  They are back in action next Wed when they travel to Wallaceburg to go against the Lakers.  Game time 7:00 pm.

The Lakers has teamed up with the Salvation Army and St Vincent DePaul and supporting a toy drive.  Anyone bringing a new toy to Wednesday game will receive $1.00 off admission.



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