Flags Jr C Celebrate Home Opener Win
September 14, 2013
The last home opener win
was back in 2009 - 2010 when today's Head Coach
Jordan Pennesi was then Team Captain as the Flags
celebrate their 2013-14 home opener with a 3 - 1 win
over the Wallaceburg Lakers in Great Lakes Junior C
Hockey League action.
"I thought tonight went
pretty well." Head Coach Jordan Pennesi said after
the game "It's good to see the crowd too. It
is always a good crowd when Wallaceburg comes."
Wallaceburg took the
lead at 8:39 in the first period when Jacob Theoret
scored assisted by Scott Lubbers and Lucais Meyskens.
Macgregor Haddon tied things up at 10:19 taking a
pass in front of the net from Clay Williams and
Caden Fleming. First period ended with both
sides a one apiece.
"The first period a
little sloppy but as the game went on we got
better." Pennesi said
In the second period
Jeff Schroeter slammed one past Wallaceburgs
netminder Joel Sowinski with help from Sam Jasmin
and Frankie White. The game winning goal was
scored at 11:03.
At 11:40 in the third
Mooretown added the insurance goal while on a power
play. Clay Williams from Caden Fleming and
Macgregor Haddon score. Action continued as
the Flags held off the attack to take their first
home opener win in five years.
Mooretown outshot the
Lakers 44 - 32. Brandon Johnson earned the win
with 31 saves, Sowinski took the loss with 41 saves.
"Feels really nice I was
really surprised as Wallaceburg played really well."
Netminder Brandon Johnson said. "But we have a great
group of guys here and they just came to play
tonight and I couldn't have done it without my
This is Johnson second
year with the Flags. "We struggled
last year from the get go and didn't get a win half
way through the season so that was a big thing in my
rookie season, but this year getting it in the
second game feels real nice." Johnson said
Mooretown's penalty kill
worked well as they took 38 minutes total in penalty
minutes giving the Lakers nine power play
opportunities. The Lakers were unable to capitalize
and went zero on the nine opportunities. The
Lakers took 28 minutes in penalties giving the Flags
six opportunities which the Flags scored one.
discipline, we got to stay out of the penalty box"
Pennesi said "We were in the box way too much.
I think that kind of gave them a reason to stay in
the game. "Five on five hockey is what we need to be
playing, we are way better when we have all four of
our lines rolling."
Next up the Flags are
back at home when they host the Alvinston Flyers on
Saturday September 21, with a puck drop at 7:30.
"It's coming, I can tell
by the dressing room they seem to be a tight group
of guys so far. They look pretty good so far with
them just playing together for the first time. The
more weeks go by these guys are going to be pretty
good." Pennesi said