REDWINGS HANG ON TO NIP TIGERS
Senior C League - Round 12 Game 2
Redwings 3 - Tigers 2
The Adelaide Redwings earned a hard fought 3 - 2 victory over the Adelaide Tigers in Round 12 Senior C League play recently.
David Bianchi, Chris Rondeau, and Henry Wenk all scored single goals for the front running Redwings, who outshot the Tigers 17 - 11.
“Personally this was one of the most satisfying wins of the year” said a happy Henry Wenk after the game. “We beat the only team to beat us this year through hard work and backing each other, through hard but fair hockey”.
The victory improves the first place Wings record to 8 - 1 for 24 points, nine points in front of the second place Jokers and Tigers.
Bradley Christie and Ben Lowes both scored unassisted markers for the Tigers, with Christie’s goal coming in the opening period and Lowes in the third.
Wenk is in his third season of organised hockey here in South Australia, however he had played a lot of outdoor shinny's while living in Switzerland, so he is no stranger to the ice hockey environment.
“I think we have the potential to do really well in the finals as long as we keep working hard” noted Wenk. “the new C grade comp is going from strength to strength with the quality of games constantly getting better”.
Both teams played much of the match in the neutral zone and failed to get any really good shots on goal with the Redwings holding a slight edge in shots. Johnny Cousins recorded the win in the Wings nets, while Chris Moreton took the loss in the Tigers goal.
Both clubs return to C League action, Saturday 15 July, with the Jokers meeting the Blackhawks at 3:45pm and the Falcons meeting the Blackhawks in a 5:15pm encounter.
SCORING - Redwings - 19:45 - David Bianchi (C. Hapgood, L. Hallion): Tigers - 7:07 - Bradley Christie (unassisted)
PENALTIES - Tigers - 16:39 - Angie Mitchell (Tripping)
SCORING - Redwings - 12:05 - Chris Rondeau (C. Hapgood, D. Bianchi): Redwings - 1:52 - Henry Wenk (S. Meharry, D. Bianchi)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 13:50 - Chris Lee (Tripping)
SCORING - Tigers - 19:33 - Ben Lowes (unassisted)
PENALTIES - Tigers - 5:44 - Milad Dakka (Tripping): Tigers - 2:10 - Milad Dakka (Tripping)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Tigers 2 4 5 11
Redwings 5 7 5 17
GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Chris Moreton: Redwings - Johnny Cousins
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Ian Hunter : Linesmen - Dave Gal & Mathew Peterson
Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese