PELLERIN’S THIRD PERIOD GOAL LIFTS WINGS OVER TIGERS

IHSA Senior A LEAGUE - Round 4 Game 2

Redwings 2 - Tigers 1

Jeff Pellerin’s goal early into the third period proved to be the winner as the Adelaide Redwings nipped the Adelaide Tigers 2 - 1 in Senior B League action last Sunday at the Ice Arena.

Pellerin took a pass from Ainsley McNeill and Ben Pfitzner and beat Tigers goalie Claudia Tom giving Big Red the slim lead and eventually the win in a close fought match.

Colin Charman added the other goal for the Wings, while Jeremy Klein scored for the Tigers, both coming on power plays in the second period.

The victory improved the Wings’ record to 3 wins and 1 loss for 9 points and sole possession of first place on the four team Senior B League ladder. The tough loss for the Tigers drops them to 2 - 2 and locked in a tie for second with the Blackhawks who lost to the Falcons in a match also played on Sunday.

Both goalkeepers, Johnny Cousins for the Wings, and Tom for the Tigers were solid throughout the game, with the Wings edging the Tigers in shots on goal 17 - 16.

Pellerin, formally of Mississauga Ontario, has been playing in the Senior A League this season, but has recently missed a few weeks due to work commitments and therefore went back to the B League to regain some playing form.

“The game was close, with only one shot separating us. Everyone seems to push that little extra in a Tigers - Redwings game.” he said after the win.

“We came out really well early in the game but the Tigers came back in the second half . After we got the go ahead, we were not happy to sit back, knowing they had the skill to pot another. They deserve credit for bringing their game last night.”

Both teams return to Senior B League action next Sunday 14 May, when the Redwings meet the Blackhawks in an 8:15pm game, with the Tigers facing the Falcons in a 6:45pm encounter.

GAME SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

SCORING - No Scoring

PENALTIES - Redwings - 5:53 - Jason Wood (Interference): Tigers - 3:08 - Dan Evans (Hooking)

2nd PERIOD

SCORING - Redwings - 7:22 - Colin Charman (M. Brown, G. Martinson): Tigers - 1:49 - Jeremy Klein (J. Letheby)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 7:46 - O.P. (Crosschecking): Redwings - 3:43 - Ben Pfitzner (Tripping)

3rd PERIOD

SCORING - Redwings - 19:34 - Jeff Pellerin (A. McNeill, B. Pfitzner)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 3:59 - Laurent Friederich (Boarding)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Tigers 3 9 4 16

Redwings 3 4 10 17

GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Claudia Tom: Redwings - Johnny Cousins

GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Mitch Kelleher: Linesmen - Hayden Crafter & Mark Sunczyk

Scorer - Sarah Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese

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