In game two, Wasanun “Pop” Angkulpattanasuk stepped in to replace her brother Dream (lost to the Thai national team). Pop had an excellent game two weeks ago, but this time it wasn’t so easy as SC-Titanium threw their top guns at her. In the end, she was able to stop 27 of the 34 shots she faced, while Gabor Toth, pulling double duty again, stopped 19 of the 22 shots sent his way. SC-Titanium built up a 3-0 lead after one period; then increased that to 7-0 after two stanzas. In the third period, Hooters finally came to life scoring three times, with Vanchalerm “Top” Rutthapong scoring for the third straight game and captain Justin St. Denis and substitute Alex Gilbert adding singles. Tommi Häkkinen added two assists on defense for Hooters.
John Schachnovsky’s three-point night (goal and two assists) enabled him to keep his point streak alive at ten games. Mike Wilson’s five points (a hat-trick and two assists) made him the first player in SHL history to win back-to-back Rolling Stone Pizza player-of-the-game awards. He now has fourteen points on the season and sits in second spot in the SHL scoring race. Schachnovsky still leads the SHL leader board with fifteen goals and nine assists. He is followed by linemate Wilson, in second spot and his other linemate SC captain Zak Garofolo—who also had a goal and two assists on the night—in third (the three linemates—who make up the MSG line—sit 1,2,3, in the scoring race, which is quite a feat for three players in any league, anywhere). SC-Titanium’s other two goal scorers on the night were DJ Sherman and substitute Ben Dolgin-Gardner, who flew in from his home in Shenzen for the game.
SC-Titanium continues to occupy the SHL penthouse with sixteen points and an 8-2 record. Sukhumvit Spitfiies, riding a three-game win streak, sit in second spot with a 5-5-1 record with eleven points. AWARE has ten points and sits in third place with a 3-7-4 record and Hooters sits in last place with nine points and a 4-6-1 record (the third number in sequence stands for overtime losses, where a point is gained by the losing team).