IHSA Senior A League - Round 15 - Game 1
Blackhawks 5 - Redwings 2
Five unanswered goals in the second and third periods lifted the Adelaide Blackhawks to an important 5 - 2 win over the Adelaide Redwings in Senior A League action recently at Thebarton.
Both sides battled hard in the opening period, but the Redwings scored twice to take a two goal lead into the first intermission, but from that point onwards the Blackhawks turned the momentum around their way in the final two periods to come away with the convincing win at the final buzzer.
The win was a big one for the Hawks who improved their record to 6 - 4 for 18 points and helping them to climb up the A League ladder to within one point of the second place Redwings (6 - 4 - 0 - 1) who have been struggling in A League play in recent weeks.
Mike Gainer, Dave Hancock, Liam Yorke, Chad Wilson, and Kyle Collier each accounted with single goals for the Tribe, with James Cunningham, and Chad McMurren finding the back of the net for the Wings.
Charlie Wragg, Blackhawks goalie
The Hawks held a big margin in shots on goal 35 - 13, including a 16 - 4 barrage in the final frame, where the Wings’ Jo Phillis was called upon to make some tough saves to keep her side in the match.
Charlie Wragg ( pictured ) blocked 11 of 13 shots to record the win in the Blackhawks goal, while Phillis recorded 27 saves in the loss for the Wings.
SCORING - Redwings -18:55 - James Cunningham (P. Migless, J. Pellerin}: Redwings - 14:05 - Chad McMurren (R. Mattchoss, M. Godfrey)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 8:00 - Tamir Dunning (Interference)
SCORING - Blackhawks - 10:38 - Mike Gainer (D. Riccardi, C. Stanton): Blackhawks - 9:23 - Dave Hancock Murrie (J. Manna): Blackhawks - 1:28 - Liam Yorke (J. Manna)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 5:39 - James Manna (Slashing)
SCORING - Blackhawks - 7:22 - Chad Wilson (C. Oxlad, D. Collier): Blackhawks - 5:32 - Kyle Collier (unassisted)
PENALTIES - Redwings -12:22-James Cunningham (Roughing): Redwings - 0:10 - Peter Migliss (Delay of Game)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Redwings 5 4 4 13
Blackhawks 6 13 16 35
GOALKEEPERS - Redwings - Jo Phillis: Blackhawks - Charlie Wragg
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - David Gal: Linesmen - Damien Smith & Mitch Kelleher
Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Sarah Wise