Mooretown Flags Win in Shoot Out
November 29, 2013

By Pat Brethauer

It was an exciting finish between Mooretown and Blenheim Blades that was decided in shootout that gave the Flags the 5 - 4 win in the Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey League game.


Mooretown took a 3 - 1 lead after the first period.  Brett Thompson scored the first goal at 8:36 for the Flags assisted by Brandon Layman and Sam McCormack.   Blenheim's Brayden Seliga answered back to even the score at 11:03.  Jeff Schroeter regained the lead at 14:43 with Macgregor Haddon and Sam Jasmin assisting and :38 seconds later Adam Hayes widen the lead with the final goal of the period.  Dan Lumley from Brandon Layman earned assists on the third goal.


In the second a period the only goal in the period was scored by Kirk McKillop on a power play for Blenheim that narrow the gap to 3 - 2 heading into the third.  Third period action saw Blenheim tie things up at 11:52 by Justin Rossignol, then at 15:07 Derek Muzzatti gave the Blades the lead for the first time in the game.  As the game was widing down Mooretown pull their goal for the extra attacker and at 19:48 Brett Thompson scored into the empty net to even the score.  Dan Lumley and Jeff Schroeter earned assists on the play.  Score remain tied at 4 - 4 after three periods of play sending the game into overtime.


Overtime didn't solve the outcome sending the game into a shootout where the Flags outshot the Blades 2 goals to 1. Drew Marlatt scored the only goal for the Blades.  Jeff Schroeter scored the first goal for Mooretown and Dan Lumley scored the winning goal for the win.


Mooretown went zero for two on power play opportunities, Blenheim went one on four.


Blenheim outshot the Flags 36 - 35.  Steven TAylor earned the win in net for the Flags stopping 32 shots.  Eric Stewardson took the loss made 30 saves.

Mooretown jumped to 5th places in the standings race with a record of 11-9-1-1 just one point behind Blenheim.  It's still a tight race as Belle River is in third with 26 points followed by Blenheim with 25, Mooretown 24, Alvinston and Amherstburg each have 23 points.


The Flags are back in action Monday Dec 2 when they travel to Wheatley.  The second place team has a bone to pick after the Flags defeated them 9 - 2 last time they met in Mooretown on November 23. 


Next home game is Saturday Dec 7 at 7:30.







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