The Flags celebrated a 4 - 3 win that took overtime to decide the
game winner in Wednesday's night Great Lakes Jr. C game in Mooretown
against the Lakeshore Canadiens.
"I thought last night was one of our
better complete 60 minute efforts." Head coach Doug Slipacoff said
"We skated and competed hard all game and never had any real mental
In a back and forth first period Ben
Morrison scored the first goal early in the period to give the Flags
the lead. Midway Lakeshore evened the score on a goal by Aaron
Moore. A couple of minutes later Kyle Smith regained the lead
and the period would end with the Flags leading 2 - 1.
Just over the midway point in the second
Lakeshore's Jack Barlett scored to knot the game at 2 apiece but the
Flags came back and Landon Wilson scored to regained the lead with
just over a minute remaining in the period to head into the third
leading 3 - 2.
With 1:38 off the clock in the third
Parker Boyle scored the tying goal for Lakeshore. Action continued
and the scored remained at 3 - 3 after three periods of play and the
game was sent the game into overtime where Nolan Riley scored the
game winner at 1:11.
"Only complaint is we couldn't hold our
third period lead but a win is a win and Lakeshore is a good team so
we'll take it any way we can right now." said Slipacoff
Lakeshore outshot Mooretown 34 - 29.
Nolan Hakr earned his second win in net with 31 saves. Hakr is
now 2-2 so far this season.
"Nolan Hakr had a great game in net and
all four lines rolled and contributed." Slipacoff said
Both teams were scoreless on the power
play. Mooretown had four opportunities, Lakeshore went zero on
"That's the one area were struggling
with at the moment." Slipacoff said about their power play.
"We will see if we can tweak it a bit before our game Saturday
against Wheatley (6-8-1).
The Flags record is 9 - 6 heading into
Saturday's game and are currently in 4th spot.
Saturday's game against Wheatley begins
at 7:30 pm at the Moore Sports Complex. The two teams last met on
Halloween night where the Flags won 5 - 3.
"That should be a good rematch, were
hoping for a nice crowd!" added Slipacoff