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Mooretown Flags Do It In Shoot Out
wednesday october 1, 2014


In Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey league action the Mooretown Flags hosted the Lakeshore Canadiens (formally Belle River) and came from behind and went on to win 4 - 3 in shoot out.


First period saw Lakeshore take a 2 - 0 lead.  Sebastian Kannally and Brenden Crundwell scored in the first.

Joe Stock scored his first goal of the season at 4:54 assisted by Sam Jasmin to narrow the gap.  Late in the period the Flags were on a power play and after a bad bounce at the point the puck was picked up by Sebastian Kanally who skated in to score his second of the night short handed.  The Canadiens led 3 - 1 heading into the third.

In the third Justin Vanbuskirk scored assisted by blueliner Matt Brandon to narrow the gap once again and at 15:54 Ryan Lyle tied things up with Sam Jasmin and Matt Brandon earning the assist.  Time ran out that sent the game into a five minute overtime where nothing was solved and the two teams set up for shoot out.


#3 Ryan Lyle scored tying goal and one in shoot out, #19 Justin Melo scored game winner.


It became a battle at the posts with both netminders stopping their first two shooters.  Third shooters for both sides were successful with Canadiens Colin Sartor and Flags Ryan Lyle keeping things alive.  Brandon Johnson stopped the Canadiens fifth shooter and Justin Melo found the opening to give the Flags the win.


Lakeshore outshot the Flags 40 - 32.  In net Johnson earned the win making 37 saves.  Colin Tetreault suffered the loss with 28 saves.

Mooretown killed off all four Canadiens power plays that included one that lasted seven minutes. The Flags went scoreless on five opportunities.



Brandon Johnson earned first star of the night for his outstanding play in net.  Justin Melo winning goal earned him the second star and Canadiens Sebastian Kanally two goal game earned third star.

The Flags record is now 2-4-1 and they look to improve that record on Saturday when they host another tough competitor the Essex 73's.  Game time is set for 7:30pm at the Moore Sports Complex.




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