Category: League News

Week 12 News

On February 6, 2020 we had our 12th week of games.

In our first game of the night at 8:30 we had PEAK Biolabs vs Aware. PEAK started things off with John Schachnovsky scoring first three minutes into the first period. Corry Day answered back for Aware three minutes after that. PEAK captain, Harrison Oztemel, in the second period. PEAK scored two more unanswered goals, one from Oztemel and one from Patrick Forstner. Aware did finally put another point on the board when Jari Eerikainen found the back of the net. Schachnovsky sealed the game with a goal with four minutes let in the game, and earning himself the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game with two goals and an assist.

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Peak and Hertz win heading into mid-February break

Aware’s Andy Tse glides by Peak’s Michael White.

The February 6 SHL schedule saw an intriguing first game match-up between Peak Biolabs and Aware. Aware had been showing signs of improvement since the start of 2020 and Peak hadn’t played with a full squad since early in the season. Peak needed a win to keep pace with the league leaders and Aware continues to look to get into form before the playoffs.

The game started with a fluke goal, when veteran forward John Schachnovsky threw the puck on goal only a few minutes into the game. The shot seemed to bounce in front of Aware goalie Dream and skipped through his pads to give Peak a 1-0 lead. A few minutes later, SHL leading scorer Corry Day took a pass from SHL super-sub Mankorn Sukwiboon and pocketed the puck past Peak goalie Gabor Toth to tie the score at one. The rest of the first period was a back and forth affair with nobody being able to dent the twine and the score stayed 1-1 at the end of the first period.

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Hertz & the Spitfires continue to fire on all cylinders

Hertz’s Roman Larin makes a beeline for Peak’s Gabriel Rosko, playing in his first SHL game.

A see-saw battle finally resulted in an 8-3 Hertz triumph in game one of SHL action on Thursday January 23rd. Hertz jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead only to see Peak rally to tie at three heading into the third period, but a massive five-goal outburst by the rent-a-car giants gave them a resounding victory.

Slovakian Igor Sykora substituting for Peak regular goalie Russian Gabor Toth admittedly didn’t believe his finest performance between the twines after delivering a lights out display for Hertz just a few days earlier. When it was all played out, Sykora stopped 24 of the 32 missiles fired his way, while Hertz keeper Lance Parker stopped 16 of the 19 shots sent his way.

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Underdogs reign in SHL play

Going into January’s 19th’s set of games, Buriram oddsmakers had Hertz and AWARE at a distinct disadvantage, but when the final whistles were blown they both emerged victorious with Hertz earning a 4-1 victory over top-ranked Novotel and AWARE defeating Peak 4-2.

Novotel was missing captain Brad Wilson and Bill Bredesen, the SHL’s third-leading scorer, and subbed former Thai national team star Beer Thamwongsin. Hertz was missing a slew of players including keeper Lance Parker and Thai national team star Phu Suwachirat. Igor Sykora bused in from Pattaya to replace Parker and Hertz also picked up Seb Verdy, Tom Price, and Rob Taylor as replacements.

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2020 starts with a bang as AWARE and Novotel earn convincing wins

Hertz’s Jordan Ashton and AWARE’s Brandon Vick chase the puck.

Our first game in 2020 saw AWARE thump Hertz 6-2. The first period was a goaltending battle with several chances at each end. Early in the second period, AWARE captain Justin St. Denis snatched up a loose puck after Hertz’s Tan Limpinphet fell and snuck a low backhander through a screen and under Hertz keeper Lance Parker as Brandon Vick and Devin Michael caused havoc in front of the net.

On the same shift, seconds later, St. Denis gave Michael a cross-ice pass breaking into the zone and he ripped a high slapshot over Lance’s shoulder. The very next shift, Vick chipped the puck up the boards to St. Denis who feed Micheal up the middle; he undressed the defender and Lance before slipping it into the empty net giving AWARE a 3-0 heading into the second intermission.

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Week 10 News

On January 12, 2020 in our first game of the night, we had the Aware going head to head with Hertz. Aware got a much needed win in this game and totally dominated Hertz in this 6-2 win. Aware had goals from captain, Justin St-Denis, Corry Day, Matt Johnson, David Boere and two by Devin Michael to earn himself the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.

In our second game of the night, at 9:30 we had our number one teams, PEAK Biolabs and the Novotel Spitfires, facing off against each other. Novotel crushed PEAK 6-1 in this one with goals from sub, Tom Price, Brad Wilson, Peam Jaratwuttipreeda, Marcel Bouwens and two from Bill Bredesen. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Novotel’s superstar netminder, Leo Liao for stopping 21 of 22 shots.

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2019 ends with victories for Novotel & Peak

In the first game on December 15th — the last set of SHL matches in 2019 ¬— the Novotel Spitfires (6-4) took on AWARE (2-8).
Novotel was missing many regulars including star keeper Leo Liao, and found replacements in goalie Yves Gaboriault, Thai national team player Masato Kitiyama, Mangkorn Sukwiboon, Ichiro Hara and Nicky Sukpanichcharoen. It was Gaboriault’s first action of the 2019-20 season, and he stopped 26 of the 27 shots fired his way, earning the Rolling Stone Pizza player-of-the-game award.

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Peak edges Aware in week ten while Novotel launches monster comeback

In the first game of week ten action, Peak and Aware battled in one of the more exciting games of the SHL season. SHL leading scorer Corry Day continued his torrid pace early in the first period when he took a pass from Brandon Vick, split the Peak defense, and slid the puck past Gabor goalie Gabor Toth. The stars of the SHL shone bright this game, as Harrison Oztemel tried the score at 1 late in the first period. Jesse Starosta continued to rack up the points and kept his league-leading points battle with Day alive by getting the assist on the Oztemel goal.

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Week 8 News

Week 8 News

Week 8 was on December 1st, 2019. In our first game of the night we had the Novotel Spitfires going head to head with PEAK Biolabs. PEAK started things off 10 minutes into the first period when Elias Bengtsson scored off of an assist from Adam Teodorsson and Ryan Yaden. In the second period, the Spitfires scored 3 goals, one from Bill Bredesen and two from Mike Freeson, to one goal from PEAK by Michael White. The third period saw Freeson get his third goal of the night to give Novotel the win and earn Freeson his second Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game in a row.

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Novotel takes over top spot in SHL week nine action

The Siam Hockey League (SHL) was honored to welcome Ryan Straschnitzki for a ceremonial puck-drop ahead of Sunday night’s action at The Rink at Central Rama 9.

Straschnitzki, a former Canadian junior hockey player, was paralyzed from the waist down in a bus crash last year in Saskatchewan that killed 16 of his teammates, coaches and staff, while seriously injuring a dozen others.

The 20-year-old has been in Bangkok for rehabilitation following an experimental spinal surgery. His positive attitude and perseverance have inspired the local hockey community and others in Thailand, and on Tuesday Straschnitzki was back on the ice at The Rink again, skating on a sled.

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