THOMAS SCORES A PAIR AS HAWKS NIP TIGERS

Senior C League – Round 10 Game 1

Blackhawks 2 - Tigers 1

Jacob Thomas fired two goals to lead the Adelaide Blackhawks to a 2 - 1 victory over the Tigers in Senior C League play last week at Thebarton.

Thomas scored early in the first period to give the Hawks a 1 - 0 lead that they carried into the second period.

“We played a great game of hockey against the Tigers” said Thomas. “The goal in the first few minutes gave us the confidence to take time and make good passes out of the defensive zone for offensive plays.”

Thomas has recently moved down to the C League after previously playing in the Hawks B League team. “I haven't seen many C League games previously, but from what I seen against the Tigers the team is looking strong, with hard back checking and great positioning in defence”.

The Tigers’ Robert Koudelka took a pass from Daniel Prove early into the second period to tie the game at 1-1, and it wasn’t until Thomas scored his second of the game late in the third period to give the Tribe the win.

The victory improves the Hawks season record to 2 - 5 and fourth place on the ladder, two wins shy of the Jokers and Tigers, both ties for second place with 12 points. The Tigers slip to 4 - 3.

Goalkeeper Sam Poole, was another Blackhawk player to be send down to the C League from the B League side, and he didn’t disappoint stopping 15 of 16 shots to earn the win, while Chris Moreton stopped 21 of 24 shots in a losing effort for the Tigers.

GAME SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

SCORING - Blackhawks - 17:49 - Jacob Thomas (unassisted)

PENALTIES - Tigers - 9:49 - Bench Minor (Too Many Players): Tigers - 1:38 - Angie Mitchell (Slashing): Blackhawks - 1:38 - Cody McDermott (Slashing): Blackhawks - 0:36 - Justin Brinkies (Roughing)

2nd PERIOD

SCORING - Tigers -19:30-Robert Koudelka (D. Prove)

PENALTIES - No Penalties

3rd PERIOD

SCORING - Blackhawks - 5:52 - Jacob Thomas (M.Colvin)

PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 16:44 - Riley Cullen (Slashing): Blackhawks - 13:33 - Jacob Thomas (Elbow): Blackhawks - 0:47-Dylan Klose (Hooking): Tigers - 0:21 - Ben Lowes (Slashing): Blackhawks - 0:07 - Christian Knott (Cross Checking)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Tigers 4 12 8 24

Blackhawks 4 8 4 16

GOALKEEPERSTigers - Chris Moreton: Blackhawks - Sam Poole

GAME OFFICIALS - Referees - Ian Hunter: Linesmen - Damien Smith & Amy Newbound

Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Claire Wise

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