Photos from the first of 3 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League (AJIHL) games played between the Adelaide Generals and the Melbourne Glaciers at the Ice Arena, Adelaide on 17/01/2018 and 18/11/2018. The Generals had two sets of siblings playing, Dylan Pope (also plays for the Adelaide Adrenaline in the AIHL) and younger brother Cameron Pope, and Nathaniel Benson (also an Adrenaline player) and younger brother Timothy Benson. The Generals are always hot on their home turf but somehow looked a bit untidy in the first period with some missed stops from passes and overskating the puck. The Glaciers weren’t able to capitalise though. Jeremy Friederich in goals for the Generals was up to the task and remained calm. The Glaciers had Jakob Doornbos in between the pipes. Penalties to Generals Dylan Pope for cross checking, and Glaciers Matthew Knox and captain Jacob Haley neither team was able to utilise the powerplay and post a goal. Shots on goal as the end of the first period was Generals 9 to Glaciers 10.
Going into the 2nd period the Generals were handed a powerplay when Glaciers Isaac Norris would get called for holding at 13:46, but this was seen off by the Glaciers penalty kill unit. However that the 10:21 mark new boy Sebastian Smith would slot one under the glove of the sprawling Doornbos. At the same time Dylan Pope was pinged for crosschecking but the goal stood. The Glaciers failed to score from this on man advantage as well as that 7:53 when Chenoweth was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and Andrew Chen for hooking at 5:27. The Glaciers Matthew Knox would get his second penalty for the game for interference with under a minute to play but the score remained at 1-0 in favor of the Generals. Shots on goal for the period were 16 for 1 goal for the Generals against Glaciers 14.
The Generals now had their game plan sorted and also their discipline as they stayed out of the penalty box the entire period. A Glaciers penalty early on at 12:46, a goalie interference by Doornbos didn’t translate into a goal. However the boarding minor to Knox (for his 3rd penalty in the game) gave the opportunity the Generals were looking for and at 6:21 they were rewarded when Generals Brad Chenoweth would get a goal unassisted and ensure the Generals had an insurance goal with so much of the period still to play. The score remained despite the Glaciers pulling Doornbos out of goals with 35secs remaining giving the Generals the first home win they craved to kick start their 2018-2019 season. Shots on goal for the entire game was General a frugal 19 for 2 goals (only 3 in the last period) and Glaciers 31 for no goals.