Exciting week of games with the first game being between Aware and the Novotel Spitfires and the second being between Hertz and TRUE. Dom and Zack discuss what the winning teams did well, and what they would like to see the losing teams work on. They also talked about the up and coming games on October 28, 2018, and what all the teams need to do to come out on top.
We had a great Week 1! Things started off with our opening ceremony which was emceed by DJ PK.
In our first game we had a face-off between last seasons championship game, Hertz and Aware. Things were pretty evenly matched, ending the first period 0-0. Hertz scored 2 goals in the second period, with Aware cutting Hertz’s lead in half when they scored with 4 minutes left in the second. In the third period, Aware just opened things up, scoring 4 unanswered goals in the third to give them a 5-2 win over Hertz.
Week 10 games were on January 28th this week.
In our first game, at 8:30, we had Hertz vs the Sukhumvit Spitfires. Hertz came out on ready to go in this one and scored the only 2 goals in the first period, but the Spitfires came back in the second period, scoring 4 unanswered goals to finish the second period ahead of Hertz with a score of 4-2. The final period saw Hertz trying to mount a last period come back with an early goal, but the Spitfires scored 2 more goals with Spitfires’ captain, Brad “Big Daddy” Wilson scoring an empty netter to finish off the game. The final score of the game was 6-3 for the Spitfires. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Wilson for his goal and outstanding play in both the offensive and defensive zones.
Our 9th week of games started off on January 21st.
In our first game we had Aware facing off against Hertz. Hertz did a great job of keeping the game close by only allowing 1 goal in the first period and 2 more by the end of the second period. Early in the third period saw Hertz really fighting to try and make a come back an scoring 2 goals, but Aware were just 2 much for them, scoring 4 more goals in the third period to finish the game 7-2. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Ollie Moyse.
We had some great games this week. In our first night of games on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 8:30, we saw The Sukhumvit Spitfires vs Aware. This was a really rough game for the Spitfires that saw them totally dominated by Aware with a score of 9-1. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Corry Day for his 2 goals and 2 assists.
The second game of the night at 9:30 was Hertz going against Expedia. Hertz took the opportunity to show some skill against a spiralling Expedia. Things worked out for Hertz and saw them win this one 5-2. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Lance Parker for stopping 35 of 37 shots.
We had another week of only one game night, which was on December 03.
In our first game of the night, we had Aware vs Hertz. This was a game that had a lot of potential with Hertz getting their first win of the season last week, but sadly, Hertz just couldn’t hold it together and and lost this one 7-3. Jouni Heinonen scored 2 goals and marked up an assist to win himself the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.
Our second game of the night, we had the Sukhumvit Spitfires vs Expedia, which ended up being a battle between brother and sister as Dream Ungkulpattanasuk was in the net for the Spitfires and, his sister, Pop Ungkulpattansuk was subbing for Expedia’s regular netminder, Yves Gaboriault. This was a close one with both teams putting up 23 shots apiece, but Pop stopped 22 of 23 shots, one more than Dream to earn her the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.
SC-Titanium earns finals berth against Hooters Nana
SC-Titanium, which lead the SHL in points the majority of the season, has earned a spot in the inaugural SHL championship by defeating AWARE 2-1 in their best-of-three semi-final series.
Things did no look good for SC-Titanium at the beginning of the game as they learned close to puck-drop that both captain Mike Wilson and winger Joe Lamantia would be unable to play along with Pratch Siridhara, Araya “Ith” Vatanapanyakul and Arkadi Goncharev. Rob Taylor and Tarkira “Tar” Jirachai were called in as replacement players. AWARE, who was missing Darren Boodle and Stanislav Opelia, opted to not request any substitutes.
Spitfires grounded while SC-Titanium lives to fight another day
Just when it looked like the Sukhumvit Spitfires were going to ride Donny Kerfoot’s Superman cape into the SHL final, Hooters Nana came along and stepped on Donny’s cape, sending the Spitfires crashing to earth in a big way. Hooters swept both games from the Spitfires in their best of three semi-final series setting up a championship date with either SC-Titanium or AWARE, who are now locked at one game each, after SC’s nail-biting 2-1 triumph last Sunday night.
Sukhumvit stuns Hooters and SC-Titanium nips AWARE in SHL final regular-season action
It couldn’t have been more fitting that both final games of the SHL regular season were decided by a goal. Going into the final weekend, either the Sukhumvit Spitfires or Sport Corner-Titanium could have finished first overall. But at the end of the evening, it was Sukhumvit, based on Donny Kerfoot’s game-winning shootout goal that clinched the top spot.
In game one, Hooters Nana jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as Jantaphong “Moo” Tengsakul scored a natural hat-trick (all assisted by Michael White) and David Blomquist buried a top right-hand corner wrist shot, before Sukhumvit replied with six unanswered goals, as Simon Rindlisbacher, Adrian Meyers and Garrett Howden scored singles for Sukhumvit, with Harrison Oztemel ten replicating Moo’s feat with his own natural hat trick.
Goals aplenty as AWARE swamps Sukhumvit & Hooters Nana edges SC-Titanium
A record 28 goals were scored in Week 15 SHL action as two very different games played out with AWARE smothering the Sukhumvit Spitfires 12-3 in the first match (ending Sukhumvit’s record seven-game winning streak), and Hooters Nana edging Sport Corner Titanium 7-6 in a thrilling see-saw battle in the evening’s second contest.
In the opening game, Sukhumvit was Kerfoot-less and it showed from the opening face-off, while AWARE had all its players back from the Thai national team and their crisp passing had the Spitfires’ heads spinning. AWARE started strong, jumping into a 4-0 first period lead, increasing that to 7-1 at the end of the second stanza before scoring five more times in the third period as Sukhumvit scored two goals in the closing minutes to maintain a measure of respectability and a 12-3 final.