Senior A League - Round 18 - Game 1
Blackhawks 6 - Tigers 3
Four second period goals propelled the Adelaide Blackhawks to a 6 - 3 victory over the first place Adelaide Tigers in Senior A League action last week at the Ice Arena.
The win was a morale boosting triumph for the Hawks as it improved their record to 7 - 4 - 1 - 1, giving the Tribe 24 points, only 4 points in back of the Tigers in the five club standings. The Tigers drop to 9-4-0-1 but still in first place with 28 points.
Six different shooters replied for the Blackhawks with Chris Stanton, Dan Ricciardi, Paul Joyce,
Chad Wilson (pictured), Adam Szuster, and Liam Yorke all shooting singles in the win.
Eric Lien led the Black n’ Gold with two goals, with Tim Moran adding a single.
Both sides skated hard in the first period with the scores deadlocked at 2 - 2 at the first break. Then in the second period the Hawks went to town scoring four unanswered goals in the frame to lead by four at the second intermission.
Referee Glen Foll handed out 36 minutes in penalties in the match, 24 minutes to the Blackhawks, including a game ending hooking minor and ten minute misconduct to Dan Ricciardi near the midway point of the third period.
The Hawks outshot the Tigers 29 - 12 with Charlie Wragg making nine stops to get the win for the Tribe, and Sam O’Neill stopping 23 shots in the Tigers goal.
The Hawks have a bye in the next Round 19 matches, however the Tigers will be back on the ice on Thursday 17 August when they faceoff with the Jokers in a 9:45pm game. The Wings will play the Falcons in the earlier game at 8:15pm.
SCORING - Tigers - 15:21 - Eric Lien (S. Henly, K. Gilmour): Blackhawks - 14:45 - Chris Stanton (A.Szuster): Tigers - 9:31 - Tim Moran (B. Chenoweth, M. Sunczyk): Blackhawks - 6:47 - Dan Ricciardi (C.Stanton)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Blackhawks - 12:32 - Paul Joyce (D. Ricciardi, T. Collins): Blackhawks - 10:44 - Chad Wilson (J. Thomas): Blackhawks - 7:50 - Adam Szuster (unassisted): Blackhawks - 0:40 - Liam Yorke (D. Hancock)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 18:19 - Dylan Collier (Interference): Blackhawks - 16:34 - James Manna (High Sticking): Tigers - 16:34 - Simon Jarred (Illegal Hit): Tigers - 15:26 - Tim Reeves (Interference): Blackhawks - 14:34 - James Manna (High Sticking): Tigers - 14:12 - Mark Sunczyk (Illegal Hit): Blackhawks - 3:59 - Charlie Wragg (Slashing)
SCORING - Tigers - 9:07 - Eric Lien (T. Reeves, S. Henly)
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 10:53 - Dan Ricciardi (Hooking): Blackhawks - 10:53 - Dan Ricciardi (Misconduct): Tigers - 6:17 - Ryan O’Handley (Roughing): Blackhawks - 6:17 - Adrain Von Einem (Roughing): Tigers - 5:40 - Simon Jarred (Illegal Hit): Blackhawks - 3:07 - Chad Wilson (Elbowing): Tigers - 3:07 - Stu Henly (Roughing)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Tigers 5 3 4 12
Blackhawks 12 10 7 29
GOALKEEPERS - Tigers - Sam O’Neill: Blackhawks - Charlie Wragg
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Glen Foll: Linesmen - Ian Hunter & P Cunningham
Scorer - Claire Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese