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Mooretown Flags Coach Optimistic Despite Losing to Wheately
sunday november 2, 2014


 

Head Coach Blake Morrison says he's disappointed with the result of Saturday nights 5 - 2 loss against Wheatley but he's tremendously optimistic.


"Prior to the game we had a team meeting. The team responded to what I was asking of them." Morrison said "So even though that didn't turn out the result on the game clock small victories is what I'm counting. I mean in this situation I have to be patient but I think the patience is going to pay off."


Wheatley scored the only goal in the first period then early in the second added a second.  Both goals were scored by Brendon Anger.   The Flags battle back and scored a pair to even the score. 

 


 

"The second period was outstanding for us." Morrison said  "We have a habit of falling behind in these games and even with the best of teams when that happens it takes the wind out of a team sails.  This team they rose to that adversity and the second period was the best period I watched this team play yet in the four games that I've been on the bench."

 

Brett Thompson from Ethan Dupont and Dan Lumley scored the first.  Aiden Chapdalaine who just returned to the Flags scored the second goal assisted by Ryan Lyle.
 

 "Aiden comes with a lot of jam."  Morrison said using the term he says that coaches like to use. "He plays with a lot of intensity and he's on top of that he's got some skills.  That's a combination that any coach likes to have in a player."

 


 

In the third period the Flags ran into penalty trouble.  Total penalties in the game for the Flags tallied 40 minutes on 12 infractions.


"As usually what happens the rhythm and the flow was broken up because of penalty kills that we had and Wheately took advantage on one them.  But our team didn't allow one of the things we talked about.  They didn't allow that to suck the energy off the bench."

"Also I really liked although I hate to see players ejected. They stood up for one another, that's part of the game."

Morrison said in reference to retaliation against a Wheatley player shooting the puck at the goalie after the whistle blew.

 

 

Wheatley took their share of penalties tallying a total of 34 minutes on 13 infractions.  Sarnia had eight power play opportunities but were unable to capitalize.  Wheately scored once on seven opportunities.


Wheatley scored three more goals in the third with the last on the power play. Austin Thompson led the Sharks in the third with two goals and Brett Bowman scored the final.

 

Wheatley outshot the Flags 39 - 33. 

 


Mooretown netminder Brandon Johnson who showed his frustration throughout the game made 34 saves, Conner MacKinnon took the win making 31 saves.

The Flags are now 2-10-1-0 for the season and are in last place in the Great Lakes Jr. C league.  Next up the Flags host the leagues third place team Lakeshore Canadiens (9-5-0-1).


MOORETOWN NOTES:

  • The Flags were missing several key players including Sam Jasmin (upper body injury), Justin Vanbuskirk (day to day) and David Addley (serving 2nd of two game suspension).

  • Dallas Harper and Daytona Harrison from the Mooretown Midgets were brought up to assist the Flags.

 



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