FALCONS MOVE INTO SECOND PLACE WITH SHUTOUT WIN OVER JOKERS
IHSA Senior A LEAGUE - Round 5 Game 1
Falcons 8 - Jokers 0
The Adelaide Falcons won back to back games in Senior A League action last weekend, first a 3 - 2 shoot-out win over the Tigers on Saturday, and then topping it off with an 8 - 0 whitewash of the Jokers on Sunday.
The shutout over the Jokers was a total team effort with Pete Phillips the only multiple goal scorer with two tallies, with Darren Stockburger, James Hearne, Reece Boundy, Rob Bloomfield, Beth Kavanagh, and Kelly Harris all shotting single scores.
Bloomfield led the offense with four points on his goal and three assists, with Phillips adding two assists to his goal for three points.
Falcons’ goalie Seb Woodlands had a relatively easy night handling only 9 shots his way, but he recorded his first shutout of the season and recorded the win. Mathew Peterson stopped 20 of 28 shots in the Jokers goal.
The two weekend victories improves the Falcons record to 2 - 2 - 1 for 8 points and moves them into second place on the five team ladder two points back of the first place Tigers.
“Everyone was pretty happy with the way the weekend went” noted Falcons’ A League coach Darren Stockburger. “After the big shootout win over the Tigers on Saturday, Sunday’s win was a great offensive effort, and I’d be nit picking if I expected more at this stage” he said.
“All three lines chipped in with goals, and they did a good job back checking. Our defence is moving the puck well and there is no panic or giving the puck away unnecessarily, and what’s not to like about Seb’s play, making the big saves when we needed."
"There was a huge difference in the two games, the first was hard fought with a shootout to determine the win, and then on Sunday we had more room to play and keep the pressure on”
The Falcons will be back in action on Sunday 14 May when they meet the Blackhawks in a 5:15pm Senior A League encounter. The Jokers are idle until the Sunday 21 May when they play the Blackhawks.
SCORING - Falcons - 11:26 - Darren Stockburger (R.Russell-Livingston): Falcons - 0:44 - James Hearne (R.Bloomfield)
PENALTIES - Falcons -5:57 - James Hearne (Hooking)
SCORING - Falcons - 17:40 - Reece Boundy (M. Kelleher): Falcons - 6:52 - Rob Bloomfield (J. Herne, P.Phillips): Falcons - 1:22 - Pete Phillips (R.Bloomfield)
PENALTIES - Falcons - 10:13 - Beth Kavanagh (Tripping): Jokers - 5:23 - Tom Alexander (Slashing)
SCORING - Falcons - 12:36 - Beth Kavanagh(M.Noble): Falcons - 9:00 - Kelly Harris (M.Kelleher, B.Kavanagh) Falcons - 7:18 - Pete Phillips (R.Bloomfield)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Falcons 9 9 10 28
Jokers 4 3 2 9
GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Seb Woodlands: Jokers - Mathew Peterson
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Glen Foll: Linesmen - Damien Smith & Chris Oxlad
Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Liz Huxley