Mooretown Flags Dropped Game one in OT


The Mooretown Flags lost 3 - 2 in overtime against the Lakeshore Canadiens in game one in the first round of playoffs in the Great Lakes Jr C Hockey league.


"We knew it was going to be a tough series and by no means did we think we were going to win four games in a row." Head Coach Doug Slipacoff said  "Ten new players on the team who have no playoff experience I think they got a pretty good eye opener tonight in what to expect."



Joe DeSena from Matt Brandon and Ryan Lyle scored the first goal for the Flags just a minute and sixteen seconds into the game and held on to the lead until the 8:57 mark of the third period when Lakeshore's Jarrett Tazzman scored a shorthanded goal. 

At 12:50 in the third on a power play Lakeshore took the lead with Sebastian Kannally scoring the only power play goal in the game.  Action continue and in the dying minutes of regulation time the Flags pulled netminder Brandon Johnson for the extra attacker.

A scramble in front of the Lakeshore's net found Ben Morrison in the right place at the right time scoring that sent the game into overtime. Ryan Lyle and Matt Brandon picked up assists on the tying goal.


Around the midway point of the sudden death 20 minute overtime period Colin Sartor broke open and scored the game winner.



"We played Lakeshores game tonight which was run and gun." Slipacoff said  "They want to run and gun and shoot the puck from everywhere. They want to scramble so we got to find a way not to do that and play our game and play structured.  That's on the coaching staff to figure out."


Lakeshore outshot the Flags 59 - 40.   Flags netminder Brandon Johnson made 56 saves in the loss, Colin Tetreault earned the win made 38 saves.



"Lakeshore is a veteran team, they got veteran leadership and they played that way tonight and I felt they deserved to win the game."  Slipacoff said  "We did a great job to stick around in it, BJ (Brandon Johnson) played amazing but when it came down to quality chances we just gave up to many."



The Flags were zero for six on the power play and Lakes scored once on four opportunities.


The two teams are back in action on Tuesday night at the Atlas Centre in Lakeshore for game two of the best of seven series.






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