Mission Accomplished as Mooretown Flags Season Ends



"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 playoff series.

"We wanted to finish the top four and win the first round of the playoffs and I told them before the third period mission accomplished."

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 both goals.


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 opportunities.



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 smile."


"Yeah, it was a great year."









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