Mooretown Flags Edged Out by Essex

October 18, 2015

In Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey League action in Mooretown Saturday night the Flags took a 3 - 2 loss against the league leaders Essex 73's (10-2).

Essex scored the only goal in the first period with Matthew Hebert scoring.  Colin Osler scored his first goal for the season and the only goal in the second period to tie things up on a power play assisted Kyle Smith and Brent Blais. 

Early in the third period Jakob Reeves from Nolan Riley and Alec Segers would give the Flags the lead for the first time.  Essex tied things up at 13:55 after Eric Shaw scored a power play goal then at 16:56 Michael Vieira scored and the 73's held on to take the win.

Essex outshot the Flags 61 - 21.  Netminder Brandon Johnson who earned the League Player of the Month for September was outstanding in the game despite the loss turning away 58 shots.

Both sides scored one power play goal with Mooretown having three opportunities and Essex with four.


The Flags are currently sitting in 6th place after 9 games with a record of 5 - 4.  The Flags are back in action on the road for the next 3 games against Dresden (Friday Oct 23), Amherstburg (Sun Oct 25) and Wallaceburg (Wed Oct 28) before returning home on Halloween night when they host Wheatley.






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