On March 14, 2021, in our first game of the night at 9:00 pm, we had Novotel Spitfires vs KCG. KCG got off to an early start with a goal from Patrick Forstner, which was assisted by Gabe Rosko. The Novotel Spitfires answered right back with a goal from Tomas Stastny, with the assists coming from Scott Murray and Seb Verdy. With just over three minutes left in the first period, KCG took the lead with a goal from Jesse Starosta with the assist coming from Forstner. With about a minute and a half left in the first period, Forstner increased KCG’s lead to two after receiving an assist from Jan Isaksson. In the second period, the Spitfires tied things up with goals from Christoph Anliker, assists coming from Andrew Ross and Michael White, and a short handed goal from Ken Kindborn, with the assist coming from Mangkorn Sukwiboon. Early in the third period, Novotel took the lead with a goal from captain, Mike Freeson, which was assisted by Murray. KCG’s captain, Harrison Oztemel tied things up, the assist from Andy Tse, and then Punn Phasukkjwatana, which was assisted by Forstner. With just forty-five seconds left in the game, KCG increased their lead to two when Starosta scored his second of the night, which was assisted by Oztemel. The Spitfires never gave up, and Freeson scored with just sixteen seconds left in the game, which was assisted by Tomas Stastny. The Final score of the game was Novotel Spitfires 5 and KCG 6, giving the Spitfires their second loss of the season.
The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Jesse Starosta for his two goals on the night.
In our second game of the night, at 10:00 pm, we had Siam Mandalay vs Aware. Things weren’t looking for for Aware when less than three minute ins, Siam Mandalay’s Crash Line started things off with a goal by Darius Konotopetz, which was assisted by Mitchel Morrison. With less than two minutes left in the first period, Tan Limpinphet scored for Siam Mandalay, which was assisted by Alex Phelps and Konotopetz. In the second period, Siam Mandalay scored their third unanswered goal, with a power play goal by Morrison, which was assisted by Phelps and Ernesto Bauer. With just ten second left in the game, Siam Mandalay put the icing on the cake when Limpinphet scored his second of the night, with the assist coming from Alasdair Fawcett and Phelps.
The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Dream Ungkulpattanasuk for getting the first shut out in the SHL this season.
The Jerky Monster Play of the Week went to Patrick Forstner for his sweet dangle goal in the first period.