LETHEBY'S TWO GOALS LEADS TIGERS TO VICTORY
IHSA Senior B LEAGUE Round 12 Game 1
Tigers 2 - Blackhawks 1
Josh Letheby’s two goals carried the Adelaide Tigers to a tough 2 - 1 win over the Adelaide Blackhawks in Senior B League Round 12 action recently at the Ice Arena.
The win improved the Tigers record to 7 - 3 - 0 - 1 , 22 points and second place on the four team ladder. The loss dropped the Blackhawks to 2 - 9 and in fourth position in the standings.
Both teams skated to a 0 - 0 first period, before Letheby scored the first of his two markers late in the second period. The Tigers then went up by two goals early in the final period when Lethby took a pass from B.J.Letheby, and Alex Flinkov.
It looked as though the Tigers’ goalkeeper Justin Ruston would go home with his third shut out of the season, but then the Blackhawks’ Tony Cardone spoiled the shutout bid with a goal with just two minutes remaining in the contest, when he converted a pass from Phil Collier and Nic Ruffino.
Ruston stopped 13 of 14 shots to earn the win in the Tigers goal, while Sam Poole blocked 20 of 22 in the loss for the Hawks.
SCORING - No Scoring
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 17:06 - Joel Osborn (Slashing)
SCORING - Tigers - 3:48 - Josh Letheby (J. Klein, S. Mougious)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Tigers -19:30 - Josh Letheby (B.J. Letheby, A. Flinkov): Blackhawks - 2:00 - Tony Cardone (P. Collier, N. Ruffino)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 17:43 - Bradley Rowe (Illegal Hit): Tigers - 12:33 - Steve Turner (Interference): Tigers - 8:14 - Simon Kelly (Interference): Tigers - 4:31 - O.P. (Unsportsmanlike)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Tigers 4 12 6 22
Blackhawks 7 3 4 14
GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Justin Ruston: Blackhawks - Sam Poole
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee -Ian Hunter: Linesmen - Mark Sunczyk & Damien Smith
Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Sarah Wise