On November 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm we had Novotel Spitfires vs Siam Mandalay. Siam Mandalay started things off when Turner Johnson scored off of a pass from Alex Phelps just under three minutes into the start of the game. Less than a minute into the second period, Yean Thankroekkiat hit Johnson with a pass who split the Novotel Spitfires’ defense and hit captain, Jordan Ashton with a back hand pass who fired one past Ben Kleineschay to put Siam Mandalay up by two goals. About seven minutes into the third period, Novotel Spitfires captain, Mike Freeson received a pass from Ken Kindborn to put Novotel on the board, with the second assist coming from Tomas Stastny. With just two minutes left in the game, Kindborn tried things up for Novotel Spitfires with the assist coming from Stastny. With just ten seconds left the game, Freeson scores the game winning goal with the assist coming from Mangkorn Sukwiboon. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the game went to Ben Kkeineshcay for his outstanding play between the pipes.
We had some surprising events and some not so surprising events this week.
In our first game of the week, at 9:00 pm, we had KCG vs Siam Mandalay. Dream Ungkulpattanasuk had a rough start, letting in four goals in the first 12 minutes of play. The goals were scored by Jan Isaksson, Winnie Luckanatinakorn, Jesse Starosta, and Phu Suwachirat. Siam Mandalay did finally get on the board when sub Hideki Nagayama launched a sweet back hand past KCG’s netminder, Leo Liao with just over three minutes left in the first period. After this, Dream Ungkulpattanasuk found his pace and prevented any more pucks entering the net until there was about a minute and a half left in the second period and Isaksson scored his second of the night. Turner Johnson did score for Siam Mandalay early in the third period, but it just wasn’t enough to revive Mandalay and the final score was 5-2 for KCG. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Jan Isaksson for his two goals on the night.
This week we were expecting some really exciting games, and we weren’t disappointed.
In our first game we had the two undefeated teams going head to head, Novotel Spitfires vs KCG. The first period saw things really go back and forth with neither team really able to take advantage. Early in the second period, Novotel’s captain, Mike Freeson put the puck past Leo Liao. Things stayed stuck locked down at 1-0 until late in the second period, KCG took a high sticking penalty, which led to Scott Murray, of the Spitfires, scoring a power play goal to give them a 2-0 lead. Early in the third period, KCG finally get on the board with a goal by Jan Isaksson. With just over a minute left in the game, KCG pulled their netminder to give them an extra attacker and with one minute left in the game, KCG tied things up when Jari Eerikainen got one past Ben Kleineschay. Just ten seconds later, Ken Kindborn hit Mike Freeson who then found Tomas Stastny who buried the puck for the win. The rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Ben Kleineschay for his outstanding play between the pipes.
In our first game of the night, we had Aware vs KCG. Aware came out strong and were leading half way through the second period 2-0. Then KCG came back and scored 3 goals before the end of the period. Aware scored one more in the 3 period, but KCG continued with their domination and scored another 3 goals. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to KCG captain, Harrison Oztemel for getting a hat trick on the night.
In our second game of the night, we had Siam Mandalay facing off against the Novotel Spitfires. Novotel started things off with a goal by Stastny, and scored a second in the second period, but Siam Mandalay came back scoring two goals of their own in the second period to tie things up. The third period had Siam Mandalay scoring one goal to the Spitfires 2 goals, giving the Novotel Spitfires the win. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Tomas Stastny for his hat trick in this one.
Dom and Zack talk about the events from the first week of games.
In the first game, we had the Novotel Spitfires, last year’s SHL Cup Champions, going head to head with Aware. It was a hard fought game between both teams, but Novotel pulled out the win in the third period to win it 7-4.
The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Ken Kindborn for his two goals and two assist.
In our second game of the night we had KCG facing off against Siam Mandalay. KCG took and early lead and continued to stay strong all night to defeat Siam Mandalay 4-1.
We had a change up in captains this year. We lost Patrik Lundback as the captain of Aware. Aware’s front office requested a trade of Justin St-Denis in the hopes of finally bringing the SHL Cup home. We also had Mike Wilson step down from being a captain. Stepping up, we had Harrison Oztemel becoming captain for the new team PEAK Biolabs, and Jordan Ashton becoming the captain for Hertz with Brad Wilson staying with the Novotel Spitfires.
For the first half of the season, Aware was doing the complete opposite of what they did last season, losing 7 of their first 9 games, but they continued to fight and won 5 more games, but this left them in last place of the season. Could captain, Justin St-Denis, pull off another upset to give himself a threepeat?
Dom and Zack talk about semifinal games 2 and 3 and what they expect from the final game.
Zack is back in the studio after over a year away, but he has been busy with helping out ThailandTV.TV and broadcasting the SHL games live.
We had some fast paced games in game one and some interesting results.
In game one of the best of three series between PEAK Biolabs and Aware, PEAK came out strong, setting an SHL record by scoring a goal 10 seconds into the game. PEAK just couldn’t hold on though and Aware fought back winning the game 4-3. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Adrian Meyers for his offensive and defensive play all night.
On February 27, 2020, in our first game of the night at 8:30 we had Aware vs Hertz. Hertz took an early lead scoring two goals in the first period. The first goal by Tan Limpinphet and the second by Darius Konotopetz. Hertz increased their lead to three when Andrew Shutsa scored. Aware moved to within one with a goal by Brandon Vick and a goal by Justin St-Denis. Less than a minute after St-Denis’ goal, Hertz increased their lead to two again when Limpinphet scored his second of the night. Aware tied things up with goals by Vick and Devin Michael. Hertz took the lead one more time when Mangkorn Sukwiboon scored. Aware tied things up again when St-Denis scored with just over two minutes left in the game. With 45 seconds remaining, Aware’s Corry Day scored the game winner. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Brandon Vick for two goals and three assists.