More B grade Adelaide ice hockey action from Sunday 18/04/2021. This time the Jokers up against the Redwings. The first period was tight neither team able to stamp their authority on the game. A holding penalty at the 7:13min mark to Jokers Benjamin Davis, and an illegal hit from Redwings Luke Hallion with 1:50 remaining in the period were seen off by each team’s penalty kill units.
The second period favoured the Jokers who scored their first goal with 16:07 remaining when Anthony Pribanic got an assist from Luke Burford and scored truly. Jokers Roydon Mackay was sent to penalty box at the 10min mark for an illegal hit. Then with 4:41 on the clock, Pribanic took a 2min breather after receiving a slashing penalty. The Jokers second goal of the game came with only 1:30 remaining when Luke Arhipoff combined with Anthony McInerny to score. The Redwings were well behaved and stayed out of penalty trouble but were also unable to find the back of the net. With only 28sec remaining Dylan Klose was sent to the penalty box for interference.
The Redwings regrouped and straight into the period scored their first goal of the game when Max Zobel scored with assists to Sean Castellano and Dylan Francis. The Redwings gradually started to get the ascendancy and levelled the scores at 2-a piece with 10:47 remaining in the period. The goal came from Cameron Cook after an assist from veteran Peter Boyle. The Jokers couldn’t find a way past the Redwings netminder, but the Redwings could and took the lead for the first time in the game with just over 2mins left in the game. Boyle showed his experience when it really counted to score the game winner with assists from Jarrad Cook and fellow veteran Steve Newbound. Final score 3-2 in favour of the Redwings.
Redwings goaltender faced 26 shots for 2 goals, and the Jokers goaltender faced 17 shots for 3 goals.