WINGS SCORE EARLY TO FLY PAST FALCONS

IHSA Senior B LEAGUE - Round 3 Game 2

Redwings 7 Falcons 1

Three goals in the opening first period was enough to propel the Adelaide Redwings to a convincing 7 - 1 victory over the Falcons in Senior B League action last Thursday.

The Wings scored again in the second period to carry a 4-0 lead into the third, before adding three more to their tally to finish with the six goal win. The victory improves the Redwings early season mark to 2 - 1 and moves them into a first place tie with the Blackhawks and Tigers on the four team ladder.

Matt Brown’s hat trick, and Jared Lowe’s two goals led the way offensively for the Wings with Steve “Babe” Newbound, Peter Boyle, and Colin Charman adding one each to round out the scoring. Newbound also added two assists, to match Browns’ three point effort.

Christian Murdoch scored on a pass from Dave Castledine early in the third period, to account for the Falcons scoring, spoiling the Redwings’ shutout bid.

“We had a good start in the first period, and we were able to keep up the pressure throughout the game.” said Lowe, following the win. “I was lucky to get two great feeds from Steve (Newbound) and they went into the back of the net.”

Lowe hails from Alberta, Canada, and after graduating with an Economics degree from the University of Victoria last year, he followed his fiancé to South Australia. He played some inter-mural hockey at university, and then after arriving in Adelaide he joined the Griffins in the SA Summer C Grade competition. He was recently selected by the Redwings in the IHSA draft.

Johnny Cousins stopped 15 of 16 shots to record the win in the Redwings goal, while Falcons’ goalkeeper Lachlan Johnson saw more action at his end blocking 22 of 29 shots.

The Wings hit the ice again in Senior B League action on Sunday 7 May when they faceoff with the Tigers at 7:00pm, while the Falcons meet the Blackhawks in the nightcap starting at 8:30pm.

GAME SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

SCORING - Redwings -17:59 - Matt Brown (J Wood): Redwings -12:45 - Matt Brown (J. Wood): Redwings - 0:14 - Steve Newbound (G. Martinson)

PENALTIES - Falcons - 0:24 - Shane Stolcman (Slashing): Falcons - 10:23 - Orville Hildebrand (High Sticking)

2nd PERIOD

SCORING - Redwings - 15:23 - Matt Brown (G. Martinson)

PENALTIES - Redwings -19:13 - Peter Boyle (Slashing): Redwings - 15:51- Bench Minor (Too Many Players)

3rd Period

SCORING - Falcons -18:29 - Christian Murdoch (D. Castledine): Redwings -16:27 - Colin Charman (Henry Wenk); Redwings - 12:11- Jared Lowe (S. Newbound, T. Williams): Redwings - 5:41- Jared Lowe (S. Newbound, G. Martinson)

PENALTIES - Redwings - 9:50 - Colin Charman (Hooking): Redwings - 7:27- Lukas Mojzisek (Illegal Hit)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Falcons 3 5 8 16

Redwings 12 7 10 29

GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Lachlan Johnson: Redwings - Johnny Cousin

GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - David Gal: Linesmen - Damien Smith & Hayden Crafter

Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese

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