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Mooretown Flags Solid at Home
january 3, 2015


The Mooretown Flags took a solid 5-2 win at home Saturday night over the Wheatley Sharks in the first game of the home/home series in Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey action.

Wheatley opened the scoring with the only goal in the first period at 16:10 by Scott Florence.

In the second Mooretown and Wheatley shared power play goals the first by the Flags at 8:48 by Ryan Lyle and at 9:55 the Kings Michael Travis scored. Still in the second period Dan Lumley tied the game at 13:27 and 3 minutes later Brett Thompson scored what turned out to be the game winning goal.

Third period action saw Ben Morrison widen the lead at 6:23 and Sam Jasmin cap it off scoring at 14:39.

Brandon Johnson earned his 8th win of the season turning away 18 of 20 shots. Conner MacKinnon suffered the loss despite making 39 saves on 44 shots.

Mooretown took just one penalty throughout the game that cost them one goal. Wheatley was handed 32 minutes on eight infractions that gave the Flags six power play opportunities.

The Flags are now 10-19-3-0 for 23 points, 10 points ahead of last place Wallaceburg Lakers (5-23-0-3) and 7 points behind Dresden (14-16-2-0).

The Flags return to action next Saturday Jan 10 for the second game of the home/home series against the Sharks in Wheatley who are in 4th spot with a record of 16-14-0-2.




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