Mooretown Flags Came Up Short

Sunday January 17, 2016

The Mooretown Flags hosted the Amherstburg Admirals Saturday night and came up short losing 3 - 2 in Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey League action.


Amherstburg opened the scoring in the first at 15:23 on a goal scored by Broden Meloche.  Ben Morrison answered back a minute half later scoring on the power play with Joe DeSena and Ryan Lyle picking up the assist. The period ended with both sides tied at one.


Period two saw Alec Segers give the Flags the lead just over a minute into the period.  Colin Osler and Kyle Smith picked up the assist on the goal.  Amherstburg came back and tied the game at 12:12 with Travis Campbell scoring.  The second would continue and end  with both sides tied 2 - 2.


Third period action saw the Admirals pull ahead once again with Caleb Paquette scoring what turned out to be the game winner at 14:24.

Mooretown outshot the Admirals 33 - 28.  Brandon Johnson suffered the loss made 25 saves.  Connor Meyerink earned the win with 31 saves.


Mooretown penalty killing line was outstanding shutting out Amherstburg on nine power play opportunities.  Mooretown scored once on nine chances.  Amherstburg took a total of 44 minutes in penalties time on 14 infractions.  Mooretown tallied 28 minutes on 12 infractions.


The Flags remain in 4th spot in the standings with a record of 19-13-2-2 for a total of 42 points.  Amherstburg moved into second with the win with 46 points and a record of 21-10-3-1.  Blenheim dropped to third with 45 points and record of 22-11-1-0.

The Flags has four games remaining in the regular season with the next three games on the road. On Friday January 22  they travel to  travel to Dresden to take on the Kings.  Dresden is currently in 6th place (14-19-3-1).  The last time the two teams met in November they skated to a 3 - 3 tie.  In the three games prior to that the Flags won.


Monday January 25 the travel to Wheatley then on Friday Jan 29 in Alvinston.  The Flags final regular league game is a home game against Blenheim on January 30th.






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