The 2017-2018 season was another great season. The first night of games to start off the season had the Sukhumvit Spitfires beating Aware 5-2 and Expedia top Hertz 7-4.
We also saw our first forfeited game, when the Spitfires had to forfeit to Expedia when their goaltender mixed up the game times. We had Aware pretty much dominate the majority of the season and go on an 11 game winning streak. Hertz really struggled at the beginning of the season, but as the season wore on, they really came together as team and beat Expedia for the third seed to play the Spitfires in the semifinals.
In our semi-finals games, both Aware and Hertz eliminated Expedia and the Spitfires in 2 games.
For the finals this year, we had a one game, winner take all. Hertz came out strong and was leading 4-0 at the end of the first period with two goals from Mike Triacca as well as goals by Bill Bredesen and Andy Brine. In the second period, Hertz captain, Justin St. Denis scores one to make it 5-0. Aware tried to mount a comeback with two goals from Mangkorn Sukweboon and a goal by Corry Day. Hertz’s net minder, Lance Parker closed the net down after that to give Hertz a 5-3 win and the SHL Championship Cup!
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