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Mooretown Flags Held 41st Annual Awards Banquet
 April 5, 2013

 The Mooretown Flags capped off their 2012-13 season on Friday with their Annual Awards Banquet held at the Corunna Legion. 


In 2012-13 Bruce Aberhart took on the role of General Manager after stepping off the bench and former player Jordan Pennesi took on the Head Coach position along with Flags alumni Josh Teschke and Joel Workman as his assistant coaches.  Matt Slotwinski completed the staff assisting as Goaltender Coach.


In the regular season the Flags finished in 7th place in the league standings with a record of 17 wins, 18 losses, 4 OTL and 1 SOL and just 5 points out of 34d place in the league standings.  Four players were amoung the league's top 20 scorers that included Jeff Schroeter, Mike Burns, Dan Lumley and rookie Riley Roberts. In the first round of playoffs we faced the second place team the Belle River Canadiens. The Canadiens took the series 4 games to 1 (4 of the 5 games were one goal difference games). Give credit to our players and coaching for staying focused and playing hard to the bitter end.


Best Defenceman

Travis Mullen,  Dale Druiett

Travis Mullen earned the Orville Druiett Memorial trophy for Best Defenceman. 

About the Award
Orville was one of the first trainers the Flags had under salary, which consisted of snacks on the bus and a few beverages. Mr. Druiett was an individual who truly looked after the well being of his players. The award was presented to Mullen by Dale Druiett


Rookie of the Year

Riley Roberts, Randy Mair


The Robbie Beaton Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year was presented to Riley Roberts.

About the Award
Captain Bob was a gutsy and determined athlete who later went on to coach Minor Hockey.  Before his untimely death he was the first coach to bring an OMHA Championship to Mooretown Minor Hockey - he was Head Coach of the Coach of the Novice “A” Team. 


Most Sportsmanlike Player

Macgregor Haddon, Ken Adams


The Clarence "Slash" Evans Memorial Trophy was presented to Macgregor Haddon for the Team's Most Sportsmanlike player.


About the Award
Slash was a very quiet, highly supportive and appreciative fan, who enjoyed a good game of hockey particularly one that exhibited true sportsmanship, fast, talented and finesse play.


 Coaches Award

Mike Burns, Julie Murray, Brandon Johnson


The Coaches’ Award most notably known as Garry McDonald Memorial Trophy was presented to team Captain Mike Burns and Goaltender Brandon Johnson.


About the Award
Garry, a long standing Flags’ Executive Member, was a quiet man and an individual who could be counted on to perform any task asked of him.  This award is for leadership, hard work, dedication and most desire.


Most Valuable Player

Jeff Schroeter, Frank McCormick


The Ross McCormick Memorial Trophy was presented to Jeff Schroeter for the Team's Most Valuable Player.  Son Frank McCormick made the presentation.


About the Award

Ross was a very dedicated, hard working executive member who devoted all of his spare time to ensure the Flags had enough funds to keep operating, whether it be in helping out with the bingos, selling fund raising tickets, helping out with the Beef BBQs and helping out at all of the games. He made sure the players had something to eat on their road trip game nights.


Scholarship Award

Adam Hayes, Craig Laur


The Ron “Pork” Laur Scholarship Award was presented to Adam Hayes by Craig Laur.


About the Award
Mr. Laur was a kind and generous person who always had the best interests and best intentions for the area’s young athletes. He was a very dedicated hard working gentleman, who always saw the very best in the young people. Pork always acknowledged the performance and team leadership, which were exhibited by every young player he came to meet and watch.


Overage Sweater Presentation

Jordan Pennisi, Mike Burns, Joel Workman, Josh Teschke, Travis Mullen
 Bill Gunness is wearing the Sokol shirt for Andrew Sokol who was unable to attend


The final award was the Overage Sweater Presentation presently annually to a graduating player. This year the Flags had three graduating players.


Mike Burns - Team Captain

What the Coaches had to say about Mike at the beginning of the season:
"Mike is a returning veteran starting his sixth year with our club. Before and during our try-out camp we were thinking of who we could pick as our captain. We watched all of our veterans and we intrigued with the drive and determination Mike had showed during the try-outs. It then appeared to us that Mike was the right guy for the position.

When we offered the captaincy to Mike he smiled and graciously accepted the role and responsibility. Mike is a quiet talented player who lets his on the ice performance do all the talking for him.  Over the years he has lit up the scoreboard. Last year he was in the top three in team scoring and in the top 21 in league scoring. We’re looking for Mike to be a strong leader on and off the ice, put up some big points on the score board to add to his career totals and for him to have big banner year."



Travis Mullen - Assistant Captain

What the Coaches had to say at the beginning of the season:
"Travis is a fifth year seasoned veteran with our team. He is one of our over-agers. After graduating from Fanshawe College, Travis has been able to devote more playing time outside his working hours to play for us.  When in the line-up Travis makes us a better team. He adds stability and solidifies the depth of our defensive squad, while at the same time poses an offensive threat.  He is quiet in the dressing room but he leads by example on the ice. Travis is a real good role model for our young ‘D”, which has earned him an ‘A’ on his jersey. He is a big important asset on our ‘D’. Travis moves the puck well and is smart when handling the puck and he is effective quarterbacking our power play. Travis is capable of logging some serious minutes with our team this year. We look forward to seeing Travis continue his strong game performance defensively and offensively by lighting up the score board. We hope Travis ends his Junior C career on a high note."



Andrew Sokol - Assistant Captain

What the Coaches had to say at the beginning of the season:

"Andrew came to us at the deadline December 1 to exercise his option to extend his junior hockey career by another season as a Junior C player. This year as one of our over-agers, he has come to the rink ready to compete. Andrew has been vocal in the dressing room and leads by example on the ice. He’s a good team player and a strong leader for our young players, which makes him very deserving of wearing an “A” on his sweater. Andrew is a strong force on the ice. He’s is good down low around the net. He possesses a good shot and is quite capable of lighting up the scoreboard. We look forward to see great things from Andrew by leading his team mates, setting a good example and putting big points up on the scoreboard. We are really happy to have Andrew in our line-up, as we look forward to great things from him throughout the year and into the playoffs. We hope he has a memorable banner year in his last year of JR. Hockey."








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