IHSA PREMIER LEAGUE - Round 4 Game 2
Redwings 12 - Tigers 2
Adelaide Redwings spotted the Tigers a 2 - 0 first period lead, but then stormed back with nine goals in the second period, and three more in the third to whip their arch rivals 12 - 2 in Round 4 of the Premier League last Wednesday.
Canadian sniper Tyler Leeming led the Redwings offensively with three goals, with Dave Gal, Anthony Browne, Jake Riley, and Aaron Grubb all scoring twice, while Marcel McGuiness rounded off the scoring with one. Trevor Walsh, chipped in with three assists, with Max Rivers, Steve Best, Gal, and Browne, adding two assists each.
James Keene opened the scoring for the Black and Gold midway into the first period, and then Gil Krmac converted a nice pass from Andrew Stapleton and Lachlan Jenning to give them a two goal lead at the end of the period.
That lead however turned out to be all the Tigers had in their tank, as the Wings then took control firing 19 shots on Tigers goalie Sam O’Neill to unlatch the floodgates with nine in the second period, and another three in the third to coast home with the win.
Riley, 18, played in the Premier League last season with the Blackhawks, but since his transfer to the Wings, he has opened eyes with his sudden bursts of speed and prolific offensive drives for goal. After three games with his new club he has three goals and three assists.
“The Redwings have a really good line-up and we play well as a team. I’m playing with some nice fellas and the chemistry is good. It’s only early and things can change but as long as we continue to improve and work on our team game, I’m confident we’ll be tough to beat.” he said following the win over the Tigers.
Riley recently returned from the IIHF Division 2B U18 World Championships in Serbia, where he and Wings’ teammate McGuiness, and fellow South Aussie Andrew Chen were part of the Gold Medal winning Australian team. McGuiness finished with six assists, and Riley had two goals and an assist.
Andrew Glass picked up the win in the Redwings goal, stopping 16 of 18 shots, while O’Neil stopped 28 of 40 shots for the Tigers.
The Redwings improved their season record to 4 - 0 for 12 points and sole possession of first in the four team Premier League, two wins clear of the second place Blackhawks, (2 - 2), with the Falcons (1 - 3) and Tigers (1 - 3) next on the ladder.
SCORING - Tigers - 7:58 - James Keene (R. Foll, B. Chenoweth): Tigers - 1:32 - Gil Krmac (J. Holland, L. Jenning)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Redwings - 14:32 - Tyler Leeming (M. McGuiness, J. Riley): Redwings - 13:42 - Marcel McGuiness (T. Walsh, M. Rivers): Redwings - 11:21 - Dave Gal ( M. Rivers, A. Grubb): Redwings - 10:13 - Aaron Grubb (A. Browne, D. Gal): Redwings - 8:58 - Jake Riley (A. Wise): Redwings - 6:36 - Jake Riley (T. Walsh, A. Browne): Redwings - 3:53 - Aaron Grubb (T. Walsh): Redwings - 3:21 - Tyler Leeming (unassisted): Redwings - 1:04-Anthony Browne (D. Gal, S. Best)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Redwings - 14:05 - Anthony Browne (S. Best, D. Gal): Redwings - 10:45 - Dave Gal ( S. Best): Redwings - 0:29 - Tyler Leeming (A. Wise, T Walsh)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 12:10 - Trevor Walsh (Hooking)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Tigers 6 5 7 18
Redwings 13 19 8 40
GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Sam O’Neill: Redwings - Andrew Glass
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Damien Smith: Linesmen - Beth Bowshall & Mitch Kelleher
Scorer - Sarah Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese