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
"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.