IHSA Senior A League - Round 7 Game 2
Blackhawks 9 - Jokers 1
The Adelaide Blackhawks chalked up their first Senior A League win of the season with two hat tricks for a resounding 9 - 1 win over the Jokers earlier this week at Thebarton.
Troy Collins and Paul Joyce each scored three goals to lead the Tribe to victory, a turn around from their last meeting when the Jokers prevailed 5 - 2 in the seasons opening round.
Dave Hancock, Dylan Collier, and Connor Oxlad all scored single tallies to complete the offensive assault for the Hawks, while Tim Freer’s marker midway into the final period spoiled the shutout bid by Hawks goalie Charlie Wragg.
The Blackhawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the opening period with Joyce scoring the first of his two of his hat trick, and then four goals in the middle period gave them a 6-0 cushion going into the final frame.
The line of Collins, Connor Oxlad and Dylan Collier combined for five goals in the win, and Collins says the trio worked well together.
“We passed the puck well and fore checked hard and kept the pressure on” he said following the game. “Overall our line managed to get the shots on, the team broke out of our end well and we played a patient style all night. It was a great team effort”.
Collins started out playing inline hockey for the Ingle Farm Warriors almost 20 years ago, and has continued with the inline game, playing for the Vintage Reds Club at the Blackwood Recreation Centre. He has played ice hockey with the Blackhawks for several seasons.
The Hawks out shot the Jokers 28 - 11 including a 10 - 2 edge in the third period. Wragg stopped 10 of 11 shots to record the win for the Tribe, while the Jokers net minder Mathew Peterson faced a bit more action at his end stopping 19 of 28.
The Senior A League is back in action again this Sunday 28 May when the Tigers play the Blackhawks in a 6:45pm start, with the Redwings taking on the Jokers in an 8:15pm game.
SCORING - Blackhawks - 9:45 - Paul Joyce (L. York, C. Stanton): Blackhawks - 0:36 - Paul Joyce (R. McClean)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Blackhawks -12:23 - Troy Collins (A. Szuster): Blackhawks -11:39 -Dave Hancock (M. Gainer, A. Von Einem): Blackhawks - 1:35 - Dylan Collier (T. Collins): Blackhawks - 0:54 - Connor Oxlad (D. Collins, T. Collins)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks -18:02 - Adam Szuster (Interference)
SCORING - Blackhawks -15:46 - Troy Collins (unassisted): Jokers - 9:01 - Tim Freer (M. Zobel): Blackhawks - 4:41 - Paul Joyce (C. Stanton, A. Von Einem): Blackhawks - 3:23 - Troy Collins (C. Oxlad)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 9:15 - Mike Gainer (Holding): Jokers - 0:20 -Tom Alexander (Roughing): Blackhawks - 0:20 - Dylan Collier (Roughing, Misconduct)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Jokers 4 5 2 11
Blackhawks 8 10 10 28
GOALKEEPERS - Jokers -Mark Peterson: Blackhawks - Charlie Wragg
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Jamie Holland: Linesmen - Hayden Crafter & Dave Gal
Scorer - Sarah Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese