Dec 03, 2017 | Communications | 964 views
2nd Tourney Win for the Atom Rep Flags
The Mooretown Junior Flags, Atom Rep team hoisted 52nd Tobacco Town Atom Rep Tournament Banner on Sunday!
The team went 4-0-1 over the weekend which began with a 8-1 victory Friday vs. Midland. The Atom Jr. Flags continued their strong play with a Saturday morning 2-1 win over a pesky Lambton Shores team. The Atom Rep team secured first place in their division with a 1-1 triumph on Saturday night vs Delhi. This tie also knocked out the host team, who came with a throng of supporters.
Sunday built over the weekend to a crescendo where legends are formed. The Flags flew past Lambeth 4-2 to send the Lancers back down Highway 402 and propel themselves into the finals. Mooretown took on a very skilled Six Nations team for all the marbles. A tight game was won via a Gaulton goal from Bourdage. Gary Bennett sealed the win with a shutout. The Flags won 1-0 to take home the victory, the championship, and the chalice.
Garry Bennett was a rock between the pipes, keeping the biscuit out of the basket. John McLaughlin and Charlie McLaughlin were responsible, creative, and skills as unselfish centres. Tucker Ward and Holden Petrie kept their heads up and passes crisp. Reid Whitmarsh, Ethan Rosseel, Liam Hazzard, and Teegan Holmes kept the puck moving and back checked aggressively as wingers. Ashton Gaulton (the captain), Nolan Bourdage, Drew O'Neil, and Dillon McCowan defended the zone showing a willingness to move the puck and shut down many potent offensive talents.
The Flags were guided expertly by their head coach, Jason Bourdage. Mark McCabe, Blair Gaulton, and Mike McLaughlin kept encouraging the flags and focusing them on their steps to victory.