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Amherstburg falls apart in second, loses to Mooretown, 8-3
Story by Narrative Science.
The Mooretown Flags scored four goals in the second period to pull away from the Amherstburg Admirals and clinch an 8-3 win.
Brett Thompson had two goals and one assist to lead Mooretown. Thompson scored the first of his two goals at 51 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Mooretown. Thompson's next tally made the score 3-1 Mooretown with 19:38 left in the second period. Frankie White picked up the assist.
The Flags' penalty kill excelled, as Mooretown gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
The Flags forced Amherstburg's goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, launching 36 shots and forcing 28 saves. Arren Romeril made 15 stops and Gianfranco Donato made 13. Mooretown stifled the Admirals' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Flags found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Mooretown averages 3.6 goals per contest.
Mooretown additionally got points from Justin Vanbuskirk, who also registered one goal and one assist and Dan Lumley, who also tallied three goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Mooretown also had goals scored by Sam McCormack and Dan Hachey, who each put in one. More assists for Mooretown came via Matt Brandon, who had two and Austin Hewton, Alec Segers, and Steven Taylor, who each chipped in one.
The Flags were unable to stop Amherstburg from sending pucks towards the net, and the Admirals eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
Amherstburg was helped by Mark Gangnon, who had one goal. Gangnon scored 13:43 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Mooretown. Conor Rennie assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Amherstburg included Blake Rutckyj and Ryan Holzel, who scored one goal each. In addition, Amherstburg received assists from James Brooks, who had two and Ryan Alexander, Dean Patterson, and Luke Gangnon, who contributed one each.
Mooretown's Taylor stopped 30 shots out of the 33 that he faced. The Flags incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. The Admirals incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.