Category: Weekly Recap

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 spitfires/" 4320 rel="nofollow" target="_self"> 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 spitfires/" 4320 rel="nofollow" target="_self"> 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 spitfires/" 4320 rel="nofollow" target="_self"> 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 spitfires/" 4320 rel="nofollow" target="_self"> 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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Week 1 – 20th Nov 2016

SHL opening night sees both games end in shoot-out victories

The Siam Hockey League (SHL) launched its initial season on Sunday night and the games couldn’t have been any closer with Titanium/Sport Corner edging Aware 3-2 for a shoot-out win in the first game and the spitfires/" 4320 rel="nofollow" target="_self"> Sukhumvit Spitfires squeaking by Hooters Nana 6-5 for another shootout victory in the evening’s second contest.

Fittingly, SHL President, and Titanium/Sport Corner winger John Schachnovsky, scored the first goal in SHL history as he outraced the Aware defense and fired a low shot past Aware netminder Yves Gaboriault.  On the next shift, Aware tied the game as Brandon Vick found the opening between Titanium/Sport Corner goalie Gabor Toth’s pads.  The second period was uneventful until Aware rearguard Papan “Yean” Thanakroekkiat made a break past the Titanium/Sport Corner defense, received a great pass from the Slovakian Ambassador to Thailand Stanislav Opiela and tucked the puck past Toth.  The game stayed 2-1 until late in the third period when Titanium/Sport Corner young gun Araya “Ith” Vatanapanyakul popped in a rebound to knot the score at 2.

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