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Mooretown Flags Stayed Out of the Box and Won
saturday november 8, 2014

The Mooretown Flags celebrated a big win last night in Dresden in Great Lakes Jr. C hockey league action..  The struggling team that had only won twice previously in shootouts this season defeated the Kings 5 - 3 in regulation time.


Like the previous game against Lakeshore penalties were a factor, however Friday the opposite happened.   After allowing eleven power play opportunities on Wednesday, on Friday the Flags allowed Dresden just one that was scored on when Ethan Dupont took an interference call in the second period.  Mooretown scored once on four power play opportunities.


"Last nights game in Dresden was the positive teachable moment from the two games,"  Head Coach Blake Morrison said "It is the first time I have witnessed this team capitalize on its potential and put forward a smart, consistent 60 minutes worth of hockey."


Dresden took the lead at 4:03 in the first period on a goal scored by Macks Holmes.  Ryan Lyle answered back 33 seconds later with help from Kyle Smith.  At 9:28 Brett Thompson gave the Flags the 2 - 1 lead and the period would end with Mooretown leading to start the second period.


After a few fighting and roughing penalties handed out to both teams at the start of the period Dresden scored on the power play by Dillon Liverty and tied the game at 9:51.  Both sides calmed down and played penalty free for the rest of the period. Then late in the second the Flags regained the 2-1 lead when Caden Fleming scored assisted by Matt Brandon and Alec Segers. 

Dresden came back at 7:40 in the third and tied the game for the last time as David Addley scored what turned out to be the game winner on a power play with Caden Fleming and Brent Blais assisting.  Brett Thompson scored an unassisted goal at 13:36 and the game ended with Mooretown taking the win.

"Our defensive core did exactly what we (the coaching staff) have been demanding from them, to simplify their game, headman the puck out of our zone; if no options high and hard off the glass."  Morrison said then added
    David Addley

"Further, last night our forwards were consistently back checking and providing the D with an outlet pass on our breakouts. On our
forecheck the forwards were disciplined in its execution and finally having success for their efforts. And most importantly self-inflicted penalty trouble was not present in our game."

Riley Collins was in net earning his first win of the season after turning away 24 of 27 shots.  Former Flags netminder Braden Palocz was in net for Dresden made 35 saves after facing 40 shots.


The Flags are now 3-11-1 and look to carry the momentum into Saturdays game against Wallaceburg (5-9-0-1).  Game time is at 7:30 at the Moore Sports Complex.




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