FALCONS HANG ON FOR WIN OVER THE BLACKHAWKS
IHSA Senior B LEAGUE - Round 13 Game 2
Falcons 5 - Blackhawks 4
Five different shooters scored single goals to lead the Adelaide Falcons to a close fought 5 - 4 win over the Adelaide Blackhawks in Senior B League action recently at Thebarton.
Shane Stolcman, Christian Murdoch, Jacob Symonds, Justin Finlay-Smith and the ‘old war horse’ Orville Hildebrand each scored single goals for the Falcons in the last two periods, following a scoreless opening period.
Stolcman took a nice pass from Beth Bowshall and scored the first goal of the game on Hawks goalie Sam Poole, however that lead was short lived as Phil Careswell scored the first of his two goals for the Blackhawks to tie the game at 1-1. Murdoch then put the Falcons back in front, followed not long after by Chris Podger’s goal to even the score at 2 - 2 heading to the second intermission.
The Falcons outscored the Blackhawks 3 - 2 in the final frame, as Symonds, Finlay-Smith, and Hildebrand rounded off the scoring for Big Blue.
Careswell fired his second marker of the match in the third period, and then with only 9 seconds left on the clock Phil Collier added the fourth goal for the Tribe, but a bit too late to expect an equalizer.
The Falcons out-shot the Blackhawks 30 - 29 with Dale Glover ( pictured )stopping 25 to record the win for the Falcons, while Poole handled 25 saves for the Blackhawks.
SCORING - No Scoring
PENALTIES - Falcons - 11:09 - Jacob Symonds (Cross Checking): Blackhawks - 11:09 - Matt Claire (Cross Checking): Falcons - 3:30 - Justin - Finlay - Smith (Interference): Blackhawks - 0:59 -Nicholas Ruffino (Tripping)
SCORING - Falcons -17:35 - Shane Stolcman (B. Bowshall): Blackhawks - 13:12 - Phil Careswell (S. Knapp, M. Claire): Falcons - 9:57 - Christian Murdoch (D. Castledine): Blackhawks - 6:51 - Chris Podger (N. Ruffino & J. Osborn)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 0:33 - Mark Konrad (Tripping)
SCORING - Falcons - 18:58 - Jacob Symonds (J. Finlay-Smith): Falcons - 8:59 - Justin Finlay - Smith (J. Langford, C. Murdoch): Blackhawks - 7:59 - Phil Careswell (B. Murrie): Falcons - 1:58 -Orville Hildebrand (J. Finlay-Smith): Blackhawks - 0:09 - Phil Collier (M. Konrad, J. Pfeiffer)
PENALTIES - Falcons - 11:23 - John Langford (Hooking): Blackhawks - 6:00 - Jacob Thomas (Roughing): Falcons - 6:00 - Darren Nenadovich (Roughing): Falcons - 3:17 - Paul Sala (Unsportsmanlike)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Falcons 4 11 15 30
Blackhawks 6 10 13 29
GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Dale Glover: Blackhawks - Sam Poole
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Mark Sunczyk: Linesmen - Ian Hunter & Jamie Holland
Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Sarah Wise