Mooretown Flags Lost in Shoot Out in Amherstburg
October 27, 2013

The Mooretown Flags traveled to Amherstburg on Sunday night and came home with a single point after taking a 2 - 1 loss that was decided in shoot out against the Admirals in Great Lakes Jr. C hockey league action.

"It wasn't one of our better games I thought we came out kind of slow in the first period and we had to battle back all game long but we ended up getting a point.  They had two really nice goals in the shootout and we ended up losing." Head Coach Jordan Pennesi said

Amherstburg took a 1 - 0 lead at the end of the first period after scoring their lone goal on the power play by James Brooks. 

"Penalties were a factor in the first two periods." Pennesi said "Definitely the five on threes we did a good job killing the penalties off but way too many and there was no flow to the game at all. Last night a couple of guys only got one or two shifts in the first two periods because of the penalty troubles."

Mooretown went zero for five in power play opportunities, Amherstburg went one for ten.

After a scoreless second period the Flags scored the equalizer in the third with Dan Lumley scoring assisted by Chad Beauchamp at 6:38.

After three periods of play the game went into overtime where neither sides score sending the game into OT where the Admirals scored two goals to take the win.

Amherstburg outshot the Flags 49 - 22.  Despite the loss Flags netminder Brandon Johnson had an outstanding game recording 47 saves. 

"I think he (Johnson) played really well and kept us in.  He made I don't know how many big saves, he played great.  He gave us the chance to win for sure. He got us a point." Pennesi said

Klinton Kenny made 21 saves for Amherstburg.

I'd rather see the guys play five on five hockey game is not about power plays it we need to make sure things don't get out of hand on the other it's better when guys play five on five hockey.  Specially it get's everyone into the game especially last night a couple of guys only got one or two shifts in the first two periods because of the penalty troubles.

The Flags are now 6-6-1-1 for 14 points.  Next up they take on Dresden at home on Saturday November 2.  Dresden is 4-7-1-1.

"That should be a tough game too." Pennesi said. "Dresden always come to play hard the full 60 minutes.  They like dunk and chase and force you pretty hard so we got to make sure we play well in our defensive zone to keep the pucks out of our net. We did a good job of that last night actually but we got to do the same Saturday."



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