Category: Weekly Recap

Week 11 – 19 Feb 2017

Week 12 SHL action: Kerfoot 7 Hooters 5; and SC-Titanium edges AWARE  4-3 in a thriller

Two close games again as the Sukhumvit Spitfires won in the final minute edging Hooters Nana 7-5 in game one and Sport Corner-Titanium beat AWARE 4-3 in game two action.

In game one, the Sukhumvit Spitfires grabbed the early lead and held on to it throughout the game. But Hooters Nana scored with five minutes left to make it 5-4. And then they pulled their goalie with 90 seconds to go, and Michael White tied it with a 1:08 left on the clock. But the Spitfires Donny “the Magician” Kerfoot pulled some rabbits out of his hat, dipsy-doodling and zig-zagging his way down the ice scoring his third goal of the game with 30 seconds left­—before potting an empty-netter a few seconds later to give Sukhumvit a 7-5 victory.

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Week 10 – 13 Feb 2017

AWARE nips Hooters Nana in final seconds; and Sukhumvit Spitfires win fourth in a row

Week 11 SHL action saw AWARE nip Hooters Nana in 5-4 in the final five seconds of the game on Corry Day’s second goal of the night, while the Sukhumvit Spitfires extended their winning streak to four games by beating Sport Corner-Titanium 7-4.

AWARE’s Darren Boodle with a goal and two assists was the Rolling Stone Pizza player of the game in the first contest. He made two key plays early on setting up Brandon Vick’s tip-in goal for the first AWARE marker and then catching keeper Gabor Toth out of position and feeding a nice pass to AWARE captain Patrik Lundmark for AWARE’s second goal. Jordan Newman, Michael White, Gary Cosby and Andy Brine tallied for Hooters Nana.    

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Week 9 – 05 Feb 2017

Heart-attack kids win again and SC-Titanium continues to roll on   

Week 10 SHL action saw Sukhumvit Spitfires beat AWARE 3-2 in an overtime thriller in game one, while Sport Corner-Titanium continued its winning ways thumping Hooters Nana 7-3 in game two.

Sukhumvit won its fourth overtime game, overcoming a valiant effort by AWARE. Acting captain Scott Murray pulled keeper Lance Parker with 90 seconds to go for a sixth attacker. Seconds later Sukhumvit tied the game at 2. In OT, Murray sent Dugal Monk out with Dave McBurney and Donny Kerfoot as Sukhumvit’s first three players in the 4-minute OT stanza. The three swarmed the AWARE net, and won the game on a perfect feed from Kerfoot to Monk who roofed home the winning goal. Kerfoot has been quite the sensation since joining the SHL. Born on the same date as former NHL star Mike Richards, Kerfoot regularly competed against Richards as a junior player in Manitoba and it shows in the way Donny dangles and weaves his way through opposition players. Brandon Vick continued to play well for AWARE, scoring a goal and an assist moving him into fourth spot in the SHL scoring race. Darren Boodle added his sixth goal of the season for AWARE, while Kerfoot, with his seventh of the year, and substitute Tom Price, with his third of the season, added the other markers for Sukhumvit. The two teams react to overtime very differently with Sukhumvit winning four of its five overtime matches and AWARE losing four of its five OT games, despite some outstanding efforts by individual AWARE players.                          

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Week 8 – 26 Jan 2017

Two close games as SHL teams battle it out in week 8 action

With only a few days’ rest, SHL teams were back at it in the league’s first Thursday night contest (Jan 26th) as Sport Corner-Titanium took on Hooters Nana in game one, while the Sukhumvit Spitfires faced AWARE in the evening’s second match.

In game one, substitute Tom Price, who has been battling the flu, turned in a splendid performance for SC-Titanium scoring two goals while Mike Wilson added a pair of assists for SC-Titanium, giving him nine points on the season and earning him the Rolling Stone Pizza player-of-the-game award. With five minutes left in the game, Joe Lamantia scored the winning, and his first, goal of the season, on a disputed play with many AWARE players claiming the puck did not cross the line. But the goal stood and minutes later Jari Eerikainen netted the clincher for SC-Titanium sealing their victory.     

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Week 7 – 22 Jan 2017

Blow-out and closely-fought match hi-lite week 7 of SHL action

Repeating the pattern established the previous week; the first game of week seven in the SHL proved to be a blow-out with Sport Corner-Titanium defeating the Sukhumvit Spitfires 7-1 while the second game saw an exciting 3-2 victory for Hooters Nana over AWARE. The games were a rematch of game six contests, with Sport Corner-Titanium sweeping their two-game home & away series while AWARE & Hooters Nana split their series.    

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Week 6 – 15 Jan 2017

Blow-out and OT thriller hi-lite week 6 of SHL action

The first game of week six action in the SHL proved to be a blow-out while the second game saw an exciting overtime finish. In game one, AWARE thumped Hooters Nana 9-3 with replacement player and former president of Thai-World Hockey League (TWHL) Scott Whitcomb scoring a hat-trick and earning Rolling Stone player-of-the-game honours.

Just before game time Sport Corner/Titanium goalie Gabor Toth was told he was doing double duty as Hooters Nana lost their regular goalie Pattarapol “Dream” Ungkulpattanasuk to a Thai national team commitment. Gabor made 18 saves for Hooters on the 27 shots fired his way, while his counterpart Yves Gaboriault stopped 15 of the 18 pucks he faced helping AWARE to earn their victory.

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Week 5 – 8th Jan 2017

Donny Kerfoot makes big impression in first game & Hooters continues to hoot along

It was the first week back after the Christmas/New Year’s break (week five of SHL action) and in game one the Sukhumvit Spitfires set out to avenge a 7-0 drubbing to AWARE in week 3 of SHL action. And the Spitfires did just that defeating AWARE 5-4 in the SHL’s first 3-on-3 overtime finish.

After winning the first game they played, Sukhumvit has struggled losing Geoff McIntyre, the second overall pick, to a season-ending injury. But it looks like they have found his replacement in Manitoba-born Donny Kerfoot, who razzled and dazzled on the second night scoring two goals and an assist, and beautifully setting up David Boere’s game-winning goal.      

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Week 4 – 12 Dec 2016

Hooters Nana wins second straight as Sport Corner Titanium brings Aware back to earth

In the first game of week four action in the SHL Hooters Nana set out to avenge their week one shoot-out loss to the Sukhumvit Spitfires. Making their season debuts for Hooters would be star players Andy Brine and David Blomquist, who would make a tremendous difference on the blue-line, especially Brine, who zig-zags across the ice like a yo-yo on skates. Sure enough, both players scored in their SHL debut, dominating the play when they were on the ice and controlling the traffic every time they jumped over the boards as Hooters Nana won 4-3. Brine suffered a cut above the eye in late scuffle with Ernesto Bauer, but he was checked out and cleared at a local hospital. Also scoring for Hooters on the night was Stephen Sproule (who ranks second in the SHL scoring race with six points) and Jantaphong “Moo” Tengsakul,         

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Week 3 – 5 Dec 2016

Hooters storms back and Aware fires on all cylinders in SHL week 3 action

In the evening’s first contest, Titanium looked like they were going to make it three victories in a row in the young SHL season jumping out to a 4-1 lead, but Hooters Nana stormed back to win their first game of the season, 7-5.  

The Rolling Stone Pizza player of the game was Hooters winger Paul Stoddart, who left his grinder in the tool shed and put on quite the scoring display, tallying the league’s first hat-trick. Stoddart was previously on Sport Corner Snipers, the last team to win a TWHL championship, and he also won a Mekong Cup with the Thai Stix ball hockey squad a couple years back.      

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Week 2 – 27th Nov 2016

Week two SHL action sees Titanium and Aware earn victories

Just as the mantra of the first week of SHL action was “shootout victories”, the mantra for the second week was “missing key players”. Playing without second overall pick, Geoff McIntyre, who was recently placed on the Injury Reserve list, the Sukhumvit Spitfires were also missing skilled forwards Dave McBurney and Harrison Oztemel in their match against Titanium/Sport Corner, who were missing their captain Zak Garofolo. In the second match, the Hooters Nana squad were missing key offensive fireplugs Andy Brine and David Blomquist, but they choose not to pick up any replacements and as a result had a hard time matching Aware’s firepower.    

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