Senior B League - Round 10 Game 1
Redwings 5 - Tigers 4
Louis Nikolic's two goals, and Colin Charman’s winning goal with just over five minutes remaining in the third period carried the Adelaide Redwings to a 5 - 4 victory over the Adelaide Tigers in Senior B League action in Round 10 recently at the Ice Arena.
Charman converted a pass from Matt Gaspari and Lukas Mojzisek to put the Wings into the lead, and from there the defense and goal keeping held on to secure the victory.
Nikolic led the Redwings offensive attack with two goals, and an assist, with Charman, and veterans Peter Boyle and Guy Martinson also contributing with one goal each on the score sheet.
Mark Yeager, Ryan Thurston, B.J. Letheby, and O.P. shot single goals for the Tigers, who held the .
lead for the first two periods, 2-1 after the first and then 3-2 after the second. The Wings stormed back outscoring the Tigers 3-1 in the final period to steal the win from the Gold’n Black.
“ It was a very hard first period as the Tigers really out played us.” said Nikolic after the win. “The second period we turned things around and played a lot better as a team and the third was very even, but we were lucky and got the late goal to secure the win.”
The victory improves the Redwings’ B League record to 8-1-1-0 for 26 points and a first place position, while the loss drops the Tigers mark to 6-3-0-1 for 19 points, but good enough for second place in the standings.
“The team is doing really well, I believe we've only lost one game. Great bunch of guys to be around. We’re having a lot of fun, while getting the job done” added Nikolic.
The Redwings outshot the Tigers 27 - 20 with Jonny Cousins blocking 16 of 20 shots to register the win for the Wings, while Claudia Tom stopped 22 of 27 shots in her second game of the season for the Tigers.
Both teams will be back in action again on Thursday 13 July when the Tigers meet the Blackhawks in a 7:00pm contest, while the Wings play the Falcons in an 8:30pm match.
SCORING - Tigers - 17:48 - O.P. (unassisted): Tigers - 10:27 - Mark Yeager (unassisted): Redwings - 3:11 - Louis Nikolic (unassisted)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Tigers - 19:17 - Ryan Thurston (D. Evans): Redwings - Peter Boyle (L. Nikolic)
PENALTIES - Tigers - 16:1 1- O.P. (Slashing): Tigers - 15:23 - Spiro Mougios (Roughing): Redwings - 11:25 - Louis Nikolic (Hooking): Tigers - 9:47 - Jeremy Klein (Tripping)
SCORING - Redwings - 17:22 - Guy Martinson (J. Lowe): Redwings - 11:18 - Louis Nikolic (L. Mojzisek): Tigers - 6:18 - B.J. Letheby (O.P.): Redwings - 5:03-Colin Charman (L. Mojzisek, M.Gaspari)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 17:41 - Dylan Hand (Hooking): Tigers - 11:22 - Simon Kelly (Slashing): Redwings - 8:02 - Jason Wood (Roughing): Tigers - 8:02 - Jeremy Klein (Roughing)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Tigers 9 5 6 20
Redwings 10 6 11 27
GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Claudia Tom: Redwings - Jonny Cousins
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Mike Gainer : Linesmen - Hayden Crafter & Ian Hunter
Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Sarah Wise