Mission Accomplished as Mooretown Flags Season Ends
TUESDAY MARCH 1, 2016
"This is probably one of the
best season Mooretown's had in
the last 10 years and everyone
should be proud." said head
coach Doug Slipacoff after the 6
- 2 loss to the Essex 73's that
ended the Flags season last
night in game four of the second
round of Great Lakes Jr. C
"We wanted to finish the top
four and win the first round of
the playoffs and I told them
before the third period mission
Heading into the third period
the Flags were down 5 - 2 and
Essex went on and added a single
in the third.
"I thought we came out and played
a great first period." Slipacoff
said "Essex is a great
team and they played a great
series and they deserve to win."
Landon Wilson and Jakob Reeves
scored for the Flags with Mike
Kindrachuk and Kyle Smith each
earning 2 points assisting on
Matthew Hebert scored two for
Essex with singles by William
Stadder, Alexie Saliba, Riley
Meyerink and Brett Vorshuck.
Both sides were even and
scoreless on three power play
Essex outshot the Flags 36 - 34
giving Brandon Johnson a loss in
his final game of his Jr. C
career. Despite the loss
Johnson was a major factor in
the Flags success this season.
Johnson's accomplishments also
included being name the Great
Lakes Jr. C Hockey league player
of the month in September.
"Without Brandon we wouldn't
have gotten as far as we did."
Slipacoff said praising his
goalie "He has had a tremendous
year and in my opinion he is the
best goalie in the league and I
wish him all the best."
Slipacoff also had a great year
as he and his staff were named
coaching staff of the year by
the league before the playoffs.
"For my first year I
got to meet a lot of new people
very proud of just the
individual growth that we saw in
every single guy."
Slipacoff reflected back to the
beginning of the year saying he
has the players fill out
personal goal sheets at the
start of the season.
"I pulled them out before the
game and as I was reading over
what they said at the start of
the year it was kind of funny to
reflect back and read them
before you know the kids to now.
Now that we know them better and
you look back it makes you
"Yeah, it was a great year."