Canadiens Battle Flags in Lakeshore


It's a game that's been marked on the calendar since mid-October.

The Mooretown Flags return to the Atlas Tube Centre Friday night to battle the red-hot Lakeshore Canadiens in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. 

The last time these two teams played was back on October 18th, where Lakeshore won 5-0.

But that game also included a few fights on the ice and a fight in the stands that involved close to 30 people.

No serious injuries were reported but police were called to the arena.

Canadiens Head Coach Anthony Iaquinta doesn't believe anything will carry over to tonight's game.

"It's just something that sort of happened through the course of a game," says Iaquinta.  "Last time was obviously was a big game, first vs second and we came out well and I don't think they played as good as they can so they're probably frustrated.  I don't anticipate it happening and it's going to be a good game and a physical game regardless.    

Iaquinta adds he won't be changing the game plan much from the last time the two teams played.

"We got to play hard, play fast, they're a physical team who sort of controls that part of the game and they're very good at it," says Iaquinta.

Iaquinta says he was pleased with the way his team played against Mooretown during the last meeting.

"They won their one on one battles," says Iaquinta.  "They forechecked really well and when we got the scoring chances, they seem to capitalized."

 Lakeshore is on a four game winning streak while Mooretown is coming off a 5-3 loss last Saturday to Amherstburg.

The Canadiens sit in first place in the West-Stobbs Division with 28 points.  The Flags are in second with 24 points.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.