FALCONS STORM BACK TO BEAT THE BLACKHAWKS
IHSA Senior B League - Round 7 Game 2
Falcons 5 - Blackhawks 3
The Adelaide Falcons scored three third period goals to complete an inspiring 5 - 3 come from behind win over the Adelaide Blackhawks in IHSA Senior B League play, Sunday night at the Ice Arena.
Trailing 3 - 2 going into the final period, Coach Steve Moeller talked up a big game during the intermission and the Blue Machine responded with three unanswered goals in the final period to come away with the win.
Christian Murdoch (one goal, two assists) was top points man on the night for the Falcons, while David Castledine, Reece Boundy, Jacob Symonds, and Steve Pangaris all added single goals in the win.
Jacob Thomas led the Blackhawks with two goals, with Joel Osbourn adding a single marker.
The victory improved the Falcons B League record to 2 - 5 and moved them into a third place tie with the Hawks, with only one goal separating the two clubs in goal differential.
“We played a really good game, a great team effort to come away with the win” said Castledine. “There’s a good positive vibe happening on the bench, good communication on the ice and we're taking our time to properly execute our plays. Plus we’re also getting some solid goal tending (Lachlan Johnson) and that all helped round out our efforts to come away with the win.”
The win proved to be a big motivator for the Falcons, who dug themselves out of the basement with the win to improve their record to 2 - 5 for 6 points and put them into a tie for third place with the Hawks who dropped to 2 - 5, although they hold a one goal differential over the Falcons.
The Hawks outshot the Falcons 25 - 23 with Lachlan Johnson making 20 stops to record the win, while Sam Poole also made 20 saves for the Tribe.
Both the Blackhawks and Falcons will be back in action in the Senior B League next Sunday 4 June with the Falcons vs. Tigers at 3:45pm and the Redwings vs. Blackhawks at 5:15pm
SCORING - Blackhawks - 7:59 - Jacob Thomas (M. Konrad, M. Whitlaw): Falcons - 3:59 - Jacob Symonds (R. Boundy)
PENALTIES - Falcons - 8:39 - Reece Boundy (Elbowing)
SCORING - Falcons - 10:26 - Reece Boundy (M. Ayris, D. Castledine): Blackhawks - 7:31 - Joel Osbourn (T. Carbone): Blackhawks - 6:22 - Jacob Thomas (T. Ewers)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks -15:16- Bradley Rowe (Cross Checking)
SCORING - Falcons -17:34 - Dave Castledine (C. Murdoch): Falcons - 18:20-Christian Murdoch (N. Percy, O. Hildebrand): Falcons -1:37 - Steve Panagaris (C. Murdoch, J. Symonds)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 2:29 - Bradley Rowe (Roughing): Falcons - 2:29 - Reece Boundy (Roughing, Roughing)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Falcons 7 8 8 23
Blackhawks 9 11 5 25
GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Lachlan Johnson: Blackhawks - Sam Poole
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Hayden Crafter: Linesmen - Damien Smith, Dave Gal
Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese