Dom and Zack are joined in the studio this week by Jesse Starosta from KCG. We just finished off week 15 in the SHL, and in the first game of the night at 9:00 pm we had KCG vs Siam Mandalay. This game had lots of action and KCG took an early lead with goals from Time Phatigulsate and Jesse Starosta, but Siam Mandalay reduced the lead to one with a goal from Tan Limpinphet. In the second period, KCG scored two more goals, one from Jan Isaksson and a second from Phatigulsate to make it 4-1. Siam Mandalay brought them within two when Mike Wilson scored a short handed goal. In the third period, Siam Mandalay tied things up with goals from Darius Konotopetz and Turner Johnson, which forced an overtime period. The action was back and forth in OT, but neither team could get one past the netminder, which forced a sudden death shootout. First up for KCG was Jan Isaksson, but he was stopped by Dream Ungkulpattanasuk. First up for Siam Mandalay was Turner Johnson, who was stopped by Leo Liao. Second up for both KCG was Winnie Luckanatinakorn and Win Khuhakeaw for Siam Mandalay and both were stopped. Third up for KCG was Punn Phasukkjwatana, who was stopped by Unkulpattanasuk. Third up for Siam Mandalay was Yean Thanakroekkiat for put an amazing move on Liao and scored the game winner.
The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Turner Johnson for hs game tying goal.
In our second game of the week, we had Aware facing off against the number one team in the league, the Novotel Spitfires. Novotel came out on fire and scored four un answered goals in the first period. On each from Mangkorn Sukwiboon, Seb Verdy, Ed McConnell and Peter Borjesson. The second period was more of the same with the Spitfires scoring two unanswered goals, one from Ken Kindborn and a second from Sukwiboon. The third period was more of the same with goals from Major Ingkharratphithakon, a second from Verdy and a third from Sukwiboon. Aware did finally get on the board with two goals from Roman Larin, but it was too little too late and the final score was Aware 2 Novotel Spitfires 9.
The Jerky Monster Play of the Week went to Yean Thanakroekkiat for his move on Leo Liao to give Siam Mandalay the win.
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