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Mooretown Flags Split Weekend Games
january 17, 2015


Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey League

 

 

The Mooretown Flags started the weekend off on Friday with a 5 - 3  win in Lakeshore against the Canadiens who are currently in 3rd place in the standings race (21-13-0-2).

 

Matt Brandon opened the scoring in the first period at 7:22, then Lakeshore added 2 goals late in the period at 16:05 and 19:07.  In the second Lakeshore scored 35 seconds into the period to take a 3 - 1 lead but the Flags dug in and went on and scored 2 goals in the second to tie up the score at 3 - 3 heading into the third. Alec Segers and Joe DeSena scored in the second.  Third period action saw Dan Lumley score the game winner at 1:34 and at 8:01 Justin Vanbuskirk scored a shorthanded goal and the Flags held on for the win.

 

Scoring for the Canadiens were Joe Binder, JJ Percy and Connor Goodchild.

Brandon Johnson picked up the win in net for the Flags making 39 saves on 42 shots. John Jeffries suffered the loss and it is recorded that he made 14 saves on 19 shots.

 

Both sides were scoreless on the power play.  Mooretown had seven chances Lakeshore had five.

 

 

On Saturday the Flags were back in action at home, where they drop a 3 - 1 decision against the leagues second place team, the Amherstburg Admirals (24-11-1-1).

 

Both sides were scoreless after the first period.  Amherstburg's 3 goals came in the second period with the first goal scored at 3:53 when James Brooks left wide open and found the top right corner.  The second goal came at 11:15 after Ryan Holzel banged it a hard shot through traffic that found the opening. The final goal was scored by Conor Rennie who caught the puck at the blue line and skated in alone and beat Steven Taylor who was playing in his first game for the Flags.

 

Things got heated up in the third and both sides took several penalties that included three Flags being escorted off along with two of the Admirals.



Mooretown's lone goal was scored by Matt Brandon who fired one from the blue line while on a power play. Daytona Harrison and Caden Fleming picked up the assist on the play.  The Flags were denied in the final minutes after pulling the goalie for the extra man.

 

Record shows that Mooretown outshot Amherstburg 43 - 28.  Steven Taylor made 25 saves for the Flags and Arren Romeril earned the win making 42 saves.

 

 

Mooretown went one for nine on power play opportunities, Amherstburg was scoreless on six chances.

 

The Flags have five regular season games remaining.  They are back in action on Tuesday night (Jan 20) when they travel to Essex then return home on Saturday January 24 when they host the Dresden Kings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


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