In the late game, AWARE appeared about to annhilate the opposition early, owning the first period and scoring two quick power-play goals to take an early 2-0 lead.
The start of another blow-out? Not so fast.
Hooters Nana found their legs in the second stanza and tied the game at two goals apiece with smart plays in the offensive zone, overpowering the Aware defense. In the third period, Hooters took over and Aware goalie Yves Gaboriaulut made several good saves to keep the game tied. Gabor was equally good and this game seemed destined for 3-on-3 OT. But with five minutes left Hooters fired a harmless shot from the boards that found its way into the back of the net. AWARE pulled their goalie and despite a strong push could not tie it as Hooters rallied defensively around Gabor Toth to fend off AWARE’s last-minute attacks. Paul Stoddart continued with his solid season netting a goal and an assist for Hooters, while Sebastien Ranger and Michael White (the Rolling Stone player of the game) tallied singles and Andy Brine chipped in with two assists. Corry Day had a goal and an assist and captain Patrik Lundback had two assists leading AWARE’s scoring on the night. Tan Limpinphet also scored for AWARE continuing his impressive season.
John Schachnovsky’s torrid scoring streak (eleven goals and seven assists in seven games) keeps him atop the SHL scoring table. He is followed by AWARE’s Patrik Lundback with 3 goals and 7 assists. In third, sits SC-Titanium’s Garofolo with four goals and five assists on the season. AWARE’s Tan Limpinphet (4 goals and 4 assists) and Hooters’ Paul Stoddart (6 goals and two assists) round out the top five scorers.
SC-Titanium sits atop the league standings with ten points and a 5-2 record. Hooters Nana is in second spot with a 4-2-1 record and nine points; AWARE is third a 3-4-2 record and 8 points, with Sukhumvit sitting in last place with a 2-5-1 record for five points (the third number in the list stands for overtime losses, where a point is gained by the losing team).