Mooretown Flags Win in OT

November 5, 2015

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 lapses."


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 eight.


"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






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