Penalties killed the Mooretown Flags who took a total of 44 minutes in the penalty box giving the opposing Alvinston Flyers thirteen power play opportunities and the 8 - 5 win over the Flags in Great Lakes Jr C Hockey League action.
"Tonight's game was just undisciplined, just too many penalties that hurt us big time." said Head Coach Jordan Pennesi "The second period was played pretty good when we had all four lines rolling but when you go to the box that much that's the end of the game."
The first goal of the game was scored by Alvinston on the power play by Dylan Ryan at 8:39. Tyler Kettler scored the second goal for Alvinston at 10:28 unassisted. Mooretown's first goal came just :16 seconds later by Macgreagor Haddon then Alvinston went on and scored two more goals by Kettler and Cody Perriam at 14:18 and 18:16. With just :07 seconds remaining in the period Chad Beauchamp scored for Mooretown narrowing Alvinston's lead to 4 - 2.
Mooretown rallied back in the second scoring back to back goals the first on the power play by US import player Brandon Layman who scored his first goal of the season at 6:07.
Layman was modest about getting his first goal saying "It's like any other goal".
Layman took a pass from Sam Jasmin and moved around the D and put it in. Layman said he likes the style of hockey in Canada "It's different, it's slower but more skill".
At 12:52 Ryan Lyle took a pass from Austin Ainsworth in front of the net and found the right side open and slapped it in to tie the game. But another power play goal for Alvinston at 17:18 gave the Flyers the 5 -4 lead heading into the third. Final goal in the second was scored by Jake McPhail.
In the third Mooretown's 16 year old Sam McCormack executed a hard slap shot from the blue line on the power play to give him his first goal of the season and to tie the game at 5 - 5. However Alvinston went on and scored three unanswered goals that last two power play goals. Karsten Berg, Sam MacGee and Jake O'Neil scored the final three goals for the Flyers.
"I thought we played good, we had lots of chances and we played a lot better defensively. We kept it pretty simple, chip the puck out and got our chance on offence. We deserved to win that game but when you take that many penalties you don't deserve to win." Pennesi
In total the Flyers scored four power play goals on the thirteen opportunities, Mooretown scored two on four opportunities.
The Flyers outshot the Flags 47 - 37. Brad Jacklin earned the win in net for Alvinston with 32 saves. Brandon Johnson despite the loss made several outstanding saves for a total of 39.
The Flags are now 1 -2 for the season, Alvinston is 2 - 2.
The Flags are on the road on Monday when they travel to Wheatley (0-1) to face the Sharks at 7:30 pm.
"Wheatley will be a fast game." Pennesi said "They have a big rink down there we got to make sure we are discipline and stay out of the penalty box because the more we go to the box it will wear us out for the rest of the game.
Next home game is on Wednesday September 25 when they host Essex who are undefeated (3-0). Wednesday puck drop is at 8:00 pm.