LEE BAGS TWO AS WINGS COME BACK TO BEAT TIGERS

IHSA Senior C - Round 2 Game 1

Redwings 4 - Tigers 3

The Adelaide Tigers carried a two goal lead into the final period, but they couldn’t counteract a late fight back by the Redwings who scored three third period goals for an impressive 4-3 victory in Senior C League action last week.

The win leaves the Wings with a 3 - 0 record and sitting alone in first place in the five team division.

Forward Chris Lee went home the game hero, scoring both the equaliser midway into the third, and then the winning goal after taking a pass from Lachy Staniford with only 2:04 showing on the clock.

“From the beginning of the season, everyone has gelled well together, and Hayden’s (Head Coach Crafter) Spartan training sessions appear to be working”, said Lee, playing his first season with the Redwings.

Jack Stuivenberg, and Tommy Baxter scored the other goals for the Wings, while Cameron Jones, Jordan Green, Nathan Price all added single tallies in a losing effort for the Tigers.

“We had to work hard to get by the Tigers, but our defence kept the puck in the offensive end giving a chance to get more shots on goal, and that paid off in the third period when we scored three to get the win”, added Lee, who started his hockey journey over ten years ago as a young inline player in Port Lincoln.

Both goalies Johnny Cousins for the Wings, and Chris Moreton of the Tigers, made some key saves during the tight contest, with the Redwings outshooting the Tigers 34 - 20.

GAME SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

SCORING - Tigers - 17:38 - Cameron Jones (unassisted): Tigers - 4:32 - Jordan Green (S. Mihal)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 18:18 - Matthew Barrie (Cross Checking): Redwings - 5:34 - Chris Rondeau (Tripping)

2nd PERIOD

SCORING - Redwings - 4:11 - Jack Stuivenberg (J. Schenscher): Tigers - 3:07 - Nathan Price (E. Pedder, N. Lowes)

PENALTIES - No Penalties

3rd PERIOD

SCORING - Redwings - 18:49 - Tommy Baxter (C. Rondeau): Redwings - 9:06 - Chris Lee (J. Stuivenberg): Redwings - 2:04 - Chris Lee (L. Staniford)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 14:47 - Robert Koudelka (Tripping): Redwings - 7:42 - Chris Lee (Interference): Tigers - 2:56 - Nathan Price (Interference): Tigers - 0:38 - Ben Lowes (Tripping)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Tigers 7 4 9 20

Redwings 9 11 14 34

GOALKEEPERS - Tigers- Chris Moreton: Redwings - Johnny Cousins

GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Mitch Kelleher: Linesmen - Mitch Brown & David Gal

Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Claire Wise

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