Mooretown Earned Big Win Against League Leader

November 15, 2015

The Mooretown Flags earned a big win at home last night after defeating the league leaders Essex 73's  4 - 3 in the Great Lakes Jr C hockey league game.  Essex leads the lead with a record of 17-3.

 "It was a great team effort last night." Head Coach Doug Slipacoff said  "From the back end out all lines contributed."

In a see saw scoring race both teams scored 1 in the first and 2 in the second.

Willaim Stadder opened the scoring for Essex at 6:26 and less than a minute later Cameron Rannie evened the score.

In the the second Essex scored the only power play goal to regain the lead by Brett Vorshuck but the Flags came back a minute and nine seconds later Parker Gilhuly squashed the lead.  Essex again took the lead at 12:05 with Tyler Scott scoring and held on to that lead until 17:53 when Rannie scored his second of the night to even the score.

In the third action went back and forth and around the midpoint of the final period Ryan Lyle scored the game winner unassisted.

Assisting on the first three goals for Mooretown were Daytona Harrison, Trevor Bogaert, Kyle Smith and Christian Lyle.

Essex outshout the Flags 42 - 26.  Brandon Johnson outstanding in net earned the win making  39 saves.  Matt Badour took the loss made 22 saves.

"We played a very good 60 minute game, although there were stretches we let Essex control the tempo and play." said Slipacoff
"Thankfully Brandon was there to make the saves when we really needed it. Timely goaltending is everything."

Mooretown went zero for three on the power play, Essex scored once on two opportunities.

"We still have lots of work to do on our PP but that will come with everything else as we get more practice time in." said Slipacoff

The Flags picked up 4 points this week that helped secure third place in the standings race with a total of 22 points with a record of 11-7.

The Flags are back in action next weekend with two home games.  The first on Friday November 20 at 8:00 pm against Wallaceburg (3-14) then on Saturday hosting Dresden (6-13-1) with a puck drop at 7:30.





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