IHSA PREMIER LEAGUE - ROUND 1 - GAME 2
Blackhawks 6 Falcons 2
The Adelaide Blackhawks fought off a tough Falcons unit in the opening night of Premier League action to come away with a 6 - 2 win.
Zach Boyle, and Jarrad McDonnell both had two goals to lead the Hawks, with Tyson Boyd, and Theodore Fabijan adding one goal each.
Although down 5 - 0 at the start of the third, the Falcons never really looked out of the game. Quenton Tombleson’s two goals midway through the final period led the Falcons on the scoresheet and bought them back into the game.
Boyle scored his second goal late in the game and closed the door on the Falcons comeback - and despite outshooting the Blackhawks 41 - 26, the Falcons were frustrated by Hawks’ goalkeeper Glen Forbes White who made a number of key saves to secure the victory.
SCORING - Blackhawks - 6:26 - Jarrad McDonnell (M Gainer)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 12:42 - Mitch Brekko (Interference): Blackhawks - Jarrad McDonnell ( Tripping)
SCORING - Blackhawks - 13:09 - Jarrad McDonnell (M Brekko): Blackhawks - 8:05 - Tyson Boyd (Z Boyle): Blackhawks - 7:18 - Theodore Fabijan (A Kowalczuk): Blackhawks - 1:46 - Zach Boyle (T Boyd)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 3:56 - Tyson Boyd (Boarding)
SCORING - Falcons -10:28 - Quenton Tomlinson (M Wegener): Falcons - 8:47 - Quenton Tomlinson (J Geyer, C Smith): Blackhawks - 3:02 - Zach Boyle (unassisted)
PENALTIES - Falcons - 9:02 - Jared Cheser (Roughing): Blackhawks - 9:02 - Mike Gainer (Roughing): Blackhawks - 8:47 - Mike Gainer (Roughing): Blackhawks - 3:47- Andrew Kowalczuk (Slashing)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Falcons 12 14 15 41
Blackhawks 6 13 7 26
GOALKEEPERS - Blackhawks - Glen Forbes White Falcons - Ian Hunter
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Chris Parks: Linesmen - Mitch Brown & Beth Bowshall
Scorer - Nicola Reese Time Keeper - Claire Wise