COUSINS BACKSTOPS WINGS TO SHUT OUT WIN OVER BLACKHAWKS
IHSA Senior B LEAGUE - Round 2 Game 1
Redwings 5 - Blackhawks 0
Jared Lowe fired two goals and goalkeeper Johnny Cousins recorded his first shutout of the season as the Adelaide Redwings blanked the Blackhawks 5 - 0 in Senior B League action last week at Thebarton.
Guy Martinson, Jason Wood, and Steve Newbound also replied for the Wings, who with the victory improve their Senior B League record to 4 wins and 1 loss for 12 points and sole possession of first place on the four team ladder. The Hawks drop to 2 - 3, but remain in third position, three points in front of the Falcons.
The Redwings outshot the Tribe 38 - 12, with Sam Poole blocking 33 shots for the Hawks, and Cousins have an easier time at his end stopping all 12 shots fired his way for his first no goals allowed game of the season.
“It's always a great feeling to get a shut out as a net-minder. However, I see it more as a team statistic though, not an individual one. Everyone on the ice contributes to getting it and everyone should feel equal pride in achieving it.” said Cousins
“The team is firing on all cylinders right now. From the drop if the puck to the final whistle, the boys are giving it their all and it’s showing in the standings.“
Originally from Cambridgeshire, England, Cousins played peewee and bantam as a kid, but then took a 13 year hiatus when he moved to Australia, unaware they played the game here.
He returned to the game in the C Grade Summer series, and was drafted by the Redwings this season.
“I think it comes first and foremost from our team play. We're moving the puck really well in all zones and making great plays, especially out of our defensive zone. It feels like everyone out there is playing for each other, and that kind of play is hard to counter,” he said.
The Redwings will return to Senior B League action this Sunday 21st May when they face off with the Falcons in a 5:15pm game, with the Blackhawks meeting the Tigers in an earlie
r game starting at 3:45pm.
SCORING - Redwings - 12:13 - Jared Lowe (T. Williams): Redwings - 0:55 - Guy Martinson ( P. Boyle)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 15:39 - Simon Knapp (Interference): Redwings - 5:52 - Ben Pfitzner (Illegal Check): Blackhawks - 1:14 - Simon Knapp (Delay of Game)
SCORING - Redwings - 18:53 - Jared Lowe (G. Martinson)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 12:00 - Jason Wood (Roughing)
SCORING - Redwings - 19:27 - Jason Wood (P. Boyle): Redwings - 2:00 - Steve Newbound (T. Williams, A. McNeill)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 5:02 - Peter Boyle (Slashing): Blackhawks - 1:25 - Chris Podger (Interference)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Blackhawks 2 4 6 13
Redwings 9 12 17 38
GOALKEEPERS - Blackhawks - Sam Poole: Redwings - Johnny Cousins
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - David Gal: Linesmen - Mitch Brown & Hayden Crafter
Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Nicole Reese