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Mooretown Flags Downed Leagues Top Team
january 21, 2015

Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey League

The Mooretown Flags were in Essex on Tuesday night and came up with a big 3 - 1 win over the Leagues number one team the Essex 73's (31-5-1-1).


This was Essex's second loss before the home crowd with the first losing to Dresden in shoot out back in October.


After a scoreless first period Essex outshot Mooretown 7 - 4. 

In the second it was a solid effort by the Flags as Essex outshot them 14 - 4 and the two sides shared single goals with both goals scored in the first minute of play.   Essex scored first by Daniel McIntyre 29 seconds into the period followed by Mooretown's Dan Lumley goal at the 56 second mark. 


At 4:29 in the third Sam McCormack scored on the power play to give the Flags the lead.  The Flags held on and in the final minute Essex pulled their goalie for the extra man but was denied as Frankie White scored into the empty net to secure the win.


Brandon Johnson was outstanding in net earning the win making 29 saves on 30 shots.  Noah Hedrick suffered the loss making 11 saves on 13 shots.


The Flags scored the only power play goal on five opportunities Essex was give two chances and were denied.

The Flags are now 13-20-3-0 for 29 points with four regular league games remaining. They are 7 points behind Alvinston (16-16-2-2) who also has four games remaining.

Mooretown is back in action when they host #5 Dresden (18-16-2-1) on Saturday January 24 with a puck drop at 7:30 pm.



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