Mooretown Flags Faced a Bad Weekend

December 13, 2015


The Mooretown Flags were shut out 5 - 0 at home against the Blenheim Blades Saturday night in Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey league action.


"Not a good effort, it's been a bad weekend."  Head Coach Doug Slipacoff said.  "Execution and focus we were sorely lacking.  We take undisciplined penalties, too many breakdowns in the D zone, no energy on the bench it makes you wonder how one team can be so different from one week to the next."



Blenheim scored 2 goals in the first, added a single in the second and added two more in the third.  Scoring for the Blades were Matt Clark, Justin Delgado, Brayden Seliga, Brayden Hopkins and Nick Delyzer.


"That's probably the worst team in the league that we match up with." Slipacoff said "They play physical especially on a small ice. It doesn't help because there's not a lot of space to hide out. They're a meat and potatoes team they finish checks they throw pucks to the net they just work hard, they don't do anything special.  They're just a blue collar team that we should be better than that."



Blenheim outshot the Flags 30 - 21.  Brandon Johnson who was pulled in the third after the 5th goal faced 25 shots.  Nolan Hakr finished the game faced 5.


"Probably not Brandon's best game. He faced 50 plus shots last night in Lakeshore so I'm sure he was tired. I think he ran out of gas, he let in some goals that he doesn't usually let in. It's really hard to fault Brandon when he's been the MVP of this game.

Both sides had three power play opportunities.  Mooretown was scoreless Blenheim scored one.



With last night's performance the team has dropped into fourth place in the standings (15-10-2-0).  Blenheim (16-9-1-0) is now tied with Amherstburg (15-8-2-1) for second and Lakeshore is on the Flags heals just one point behind (13-10-2-3).

 "I don't know if we got a little bit ahead of ourselves with the success in the last couple of games.  If you look at the standings and see that your creeping up there in second place and you think it's pretty easy now that's a reality check." said Slipacoff  "We just gave up 10 goals in the last ninety minutes of hockey so I think it's time to get back to basics."



The Flags will take the day off on Sunday then back to the rink on Monday to prepare for a busy week.


"It's exams so I have a bunch of kids away to so we are going to have to find a way to hopefully put some wins together."


The Flags are on the road Tuesday December 15 when they travel to Essex (24-3-0-2)  to take on the league leaders.  Wednesday they make  the short trip to Wallaceburg (3-22-0-0)  then return home on Saturday December 19 hosting Lakeshore.









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