O’HANDLEY ON THE MARK AS TIGERS BLANK FALCONS

IHSA Senior A LEAGUE - Round 1 Game 3

Tigers 3 - Falcons 0

Player-coach Ryan O’Handley, fired two second period goals to lead the Adelaide Tigers to a 3 - 0 shutout win over the Falcons in Senior A League action last Tuesday night.

O’Handley teamed up with Chris Parks and Stu Henley on both goals, with Ari Pullinen scoring a single tally to round out the scoring for the winners.

We (line mates Parks and Henley) seem to be working well right now, playing heads up hockey, communicating well, and that has resulted in scoring opportunities", O’Handley said following the win.

The victory improved the Tigers early season record to 2 - 0 and moved them into sole possession of first place on the Senior A League ladder, one point clear of the second place Jokers. The Falcons are 1-1 and now sitting alone in third place.

“So far the team has been looking good. Eric Lien (Tigers Co-coach ) has all the guys on the same page playing some basic defensive systems and Sam (O’Neil) has been solid in goal for us as well” added O’Handley.

O’Neil turned aside 18 shots to record the shutout and the win, with Seb Woodlands stopping 25 of 28 shots in goal for the Falcons.

Both sides return to action next on Thursday, 13 April with the Tigers meeting the Jokers, and the Falcons facing the Redwings.

GAME SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

SCORING - No Scoring

PENALTIES - Tigers - 1.33 - Eric Lien (Holding)

2nd Period

SCORING - Tigers - 14:14 - Ryan O’Handley (C. Parks, S. Henley): Tigers - 10:19 - Ryan O’Handley (S. Henley, C. Parks)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 3:19-Simon Jarrad (Roughing)

3rd PERIOD

SCORING - Tigers - 3:13 - Ari Pullinen (S. Jarrad)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 7:44 - Jason Nordin (Roughing): Falcons - 7:44 - Darren Stockburger (Roughing): Tigers - 0:05 - Eric Lien (Roughing): Falcons - 0:05 - Quenton Tombleson (Roughing)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Tigers 6 16 6 28

Falcons 4 5 9 18

GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Sam O’Neil: Falcons - Seb Woodlands

GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - David Gal: Linesmen - Ian Hunter & Mitch Brown

Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese

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