THIRD PERIOD RALLY SPARKS WINGS WIN OVER HAWKS

Premier League – Round 16 - Game 1

Redwings 8 Blackhawks 5

A strong three goal third period carried the Adelaide Redwings to an 8-5 victory over the Adelaide Blackhawks in Round 16 Premier League action played recently at the Ice Arena.

The Wings scoring came down to four players with Tyler Leeming, Dave Gal, Morgan McNeill, and Senior A League star Jeff Pellerin (pictured) all scoring two goals each. Defenseman Adam Wise chipped in with three assists, with McNeil, and Gal also adding two helpers.

Swiss import Ivan Lauton scored a goal and added three assists to lead the Blackhawks offensively with Andrew Kowalczuk, Tyson Boyd, Zach Boyle, and Mathew Lothian all shooting single tallies.

Both teams went to the first intermission tied at 2-2, and then the Wings led 5-4 after two. That set the stage for what the spectators hoped would be an exciting final period, but the Wings rallied outscoring the Tribe 3-1 to walk away with the three goal victory.

The Wings improved their first place record to 12-2-0-1 for 37 points, while the Hawks dropped back to 4-12, making their chances of a third place finals position more remote.

The Wings out-shot the Hawks 40-33, with goalkeepers' Andrew Glass stopping 28 shots for the win, while Glen Forbes-White stopped 32 of 40 shots in the loss for the Hawks.

GAME SUMMARY

1st Period

SCORING - Redwings - 11:03 -Jeff Pellerin (T.Tait): Blackhawks - 10:51-Ivan Lauton (Z.Boyle, T.Boyd): Blackhawks - 6:22-Andrew Kowalczuk (I.Lauton): Redwings - 4:27-Tyler Leeming (A.Wise, J.Pellerin)

PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 5:29 - Zach Boyle (Tripping)

2nd Period

SCORING - Redwings - 7:30 - Jeff Pellerin (T. Leeming): Blackhawks - 6:34 - Tyson Boyd (I. Lauton, T.Fabajan): Redwings - 4:40 - Dave Gal (M.McNeill): Redwings - 2:43 - Morgan McNeill (unassisted): Blackhawks - 0:12 - Zach Boyle (unassisted)

PENALTIES - Redwings - 6:23 - Mark Godfrey (Hooking)

3rd Period

SCORING - Blackhawks - 8:00 - Mathew Lothian (I.Lauton, T.Fabajan): Redwings - 7:11 - Tyler Leeming (J.Pellerin, Dave Gal): Redwings - 1:09 - Morgan McNeill (A.Wise, Dave Gal): Redwings - 0:54 - Dave Gal (A.Wise)

PENALTIES - Redwings - 14:41 - Jeff Pellerin (Hooking): Blackhawks - 1:47 - Tyson Boyd (Boarding)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Redwings 10 14 16 40

Blackhawks 12 10 11 33

GOALKEEPERS - Redwings - Andrew Glass: Blackhawks - Glen Forbes-White

GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - P Cunningham: Linesmen - Mike Gainer & Mark Sunczyk

Scorer - Nicole Reese: Time Keeper - Claire Wise

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