On October 10th, 2019, the Sport Corner Siam Hockey League kicked off their 4th season.
To start things off, we had the opening ceremony, where the president of the league said a few words, introduced out sponsors and had a skills test for our sponsors.
In our first game of the night at 8:30 we had Novotel Spitfires going head to head with Hertz. These teams were pretty evenly matched through out the game, and by the end of the second period, the Spitfires were ahead 2-1. At the start of the second period, the Spitfires scored two quick goals to open things up, but Hertz fought back and brought it within one again. With just over two minutes left in the game, Hertz pulled their netminder, Lance Parker, and tried desperately to tie things up, but with just seconds left in the game, Spitfires captain, Brad Wilson send the puck down the ice and to have it curve into the net to seal the win for the Novotel Spitfires. Hertz did dominate the Spitfires in shots 42 to 25, but SHL rookie goalie, Yu Cheng Liao (Leo) stopped 39 of those 42 to shots which earned him the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.
In our second game of the night we had PEAK facing off against Aware. At the end of the second period, the score was tied at two, but in the second period, PEAK really opened things up, scoring four unanswered goals. The third period saw Aware trying to make a comeback, but with just ten minutes left in the game, PEAK captain, Harrison Oztemel scored his third goal of the night and the final score of the game was 6-4 for PEAK. Oztemel’s hat-trick and assist earned him the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.
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