Category: Aware

SHL News Week 11

We’ve just finished off the eleventh week of the SHL.

In our first game of the night, we had KCG going head to head with Siam Mandalay. This was really a game physical play vs a game of skill play. At the end of the first period, the score was tied one-one with a goal by Ernesto Bauer for Siam Mandalay and a goal by Jan Isaksson for KCG. In the second period, Siam Mandalay took the lead and increased it to two with both goals coming from Turner Johnson. Early in the third period, Siam Mandalay increased their lead to three with a goal by Darius Konotopetz. With just over five minutes left in the third period, it was like Siam Mandalay just ran out of gas and KCG’s Jan Isaksson scored, followed by a goal from Peam Jaratwuttipreada. Isaksson tied things up with just over two minutes left in the game and Patrick Forstner getting the game winning goal with less than thirty seconds left in the game.

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KCG rebounds in stunning fashion; Novotel wins again

The two SHL games on Sunday February 21st couldn’t have been more different. The first game saw KCG come back from a 4-1 deficit to score four unanswered goals in the final five minutes and defeat Siam Mandalay 5-4. The second game was over quickly as the Novotel Spitfires jumped out to a 5-0 first-period lead over Aware and went on to a 9-4 romp.

Game one’s roller-coaster match saw KCG ultimately prevail in the final 27 seconds of the game to beat Siam Mandalay who was leading 4-1 with 5:23 left on the clock.

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SHL News Week 10

We had Zack back with us this week.

In our first game we had Novotel Spitfires going against KCG. With just over five minutes left in the first period, sub Stephen Sproule hit Scotty Murray who scored to the Novotel Spitfires. Thing were pretty quite for both team until the Novotel was called for a hooking penalty late in the second period which KCG capitalized on and Punn Phasukkjwatana found Jan Isaksson who scored with less than a minute left in the second period. The play was back and forth for the third period with neither team able to get past the netminders. Just a minute and a half into the overtime period had the Spitfires’, Christoph Anliker catch Tomas Stastny in the high slot who rifled a snapshot past Liao for the win. The Rolling Sone Pizza Player of the Game went to Christoph for his outstanding offensive and defensive play all night.

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Novotel & Siam Mandalay continue winning ways

Novotel’s Mike Freeson continues to lead the league in scoring.

The Novotel Spitfires and Siam Mandalay continued their early success in 2021 winning for the second straight week as Novotel defeated KCG 2-1 in an overtime thriller in game one on Valentine’s Day and Siam Mandalay beat Aware 4-1 in game two.

Novotel tool a 1-0 lead late in period one when two wily veterans combined as substitute Steven Sproule found Scott Murray who sniped a snapshot by stunned KCG keeper Leo Liao.

KGG battled back and when Scott Murray took a hooking penalty the KCG powerplay went to work and Thai national team star Jan Isaksson snapped one past Ben Kleineschay from Punn Phasukkjwtana.

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SHL News Week 9

Zack couldn’t make it to this recording, but Juhani Ijas joined Dom in the studio for this episode.

In our first game of the night we had the Novotel Spitfires facing off against Aware. Novotel are coming off of a tough loss while Aware are coming off a huge win. This could have been the moment to turn things around for Aware, but sadly, they allowed three goals in the opening period. One goal by Novotel Spitfires captain, Mike Freeson, one goal by Ken Kindborn and one goal by Mangkorn Sukwiboon. Aware attempted a comeback and started off with a goal in the second period by Masato Kitayama, and followed that up with a goal in the third period by Roman Larin. It just wasn’t enough and Freeson scored his second of the night midway through the third period to halt Aware’s comeback, earning himself the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.

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Novotel & Siam Mandalay start off 2021 with victories

The Siam Hockey League (SHL) last played on December 13th due to the second spike of the Coronavirus pandemic, so it took players time to find their skating legs last Sunday but once they did Novotel skated to a 4-2 victory over Aware in game one and Siam Mandalay came back to defeat KCG 5-3 in game two.

Novotel started strong in this game striking for three goals within a five-minute span late in the first period on goals by Mangkorn Sukwiboom, Ken Kindborn and Mike Freeson and it looked like the game would be over early.

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SHL News Week 8

Dom and Zack talk about the games on December 13th, 2020.

The fist game of the night was Aware vs KCG. This was the best game that Aware has played to date, but they just couldn’t put all the things in the right place and KCG won this one 3-2.

The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Time Phatigulsate for his goal and assist.

In the second game of the night, at 10:00 pm, it was Siam Mandalay vs the Novotel Spitfires. Siam Mandalay scored the first and only goal in the first period with Patrick Forstner going coast to coast and firing one past Ben Kleineschay. In the second period, The Novotel Spitfires tied things up with a goal by Tomas Stastny, and took the lead when Ed McConnell put one in. Just a minute after McConnell’s goal, Siam Mandalay tied things up with a goal by Homme Thaiyanont and then took the lead with just thirty-one seconds left in the period with a goal by Mike Wilson. The third period was all Siam Mandalay with one goal each by Darius Konotpetz, Yean Thanakroekkiat and Turner Johnson to make the final score 6-2 for Siam Mandalay.

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Crash! Bang! Boom! Siam Mandalay ends Novotel’s winning streak

In a Siam Hockey League (SHL) season dominated by the defending champion Novotel Spitfires Siam Mandalay is suddenly making things very interesting.

Novotel was 7-0 going into their match with Siam Mandalay on December 13th and odds had the Spitfires led by captain Mike Freeson, Thai national team captain Ken Kindborn, and Swiss star Tomas Stastny (the league’s three top scorers) winning again, especially with the way goalkeeper Ben Kleineschay has been playing. Alas, Siam Mandalay put the kibosh on that dream of a perfect season with a resounding 6-2 thrashing.

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SHL News Week 7

In our first game of the night on November 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm we had the Novotel Spitfires going head to head with Aware. The Spitfires came out on fire with goals by Tomas Stastny, and Major Ingkharratphithakon in the first period. This was followed up by three goals in the second period, one my Novotel Spitfires captain, Mike Freeson, Ken Kindborn and another my Ingkharratphithakon. Early in the third period, Aware did finally get on the board with a goal by Masato Kitayama and Arnold Vattanapanyakul. The Novotel Spitfires answered right back with a goals by Freeson and Stastny. Aware did finish the night off with a goal by Peam Jaratwuttipreeda, but the final score of the night was Novotel Spitfires 7 Aware 3. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Major Ingkharratphithakon for his two goals and an assist.

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Crash Line leads Siam Mandalay to stunning OT victory

Game one of week seven action in the SHL saw Siam Mandalay play their second overtime game in as many weeks and this time they came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat heavily favoured KCG. Missing captain Jordan Ashton – stuck in the Trang airport – things looked grim for Siam Mandalay early and got worse as KCG took a 2-0 lead heading into the third period on goals by Jan Isaksson and Mel Dhiranusonkit.

Patrick Forstner started the Siam Mandalay comeback early in the third period with assists going to Yean Thanakroekkriat and Non Aekkasemnarong. And then Siam Mandalay’s infamous Crash Line (Darius Konotopetz, Mitch Morrison and Turner Johnson) put it into high gear. They just kept banging and plugging away creating havoc and scoring chances. Konotopetz tied the game up from Yean with 1:16 left in regulation time. Then in a thrilling 3-on-3 four minute OT stanza Turner Johnson scored the winner on a spinorama move with 58 seconds left in OT as his teammates jumped the boards and swarmed him, celebrating their second victory of the year. Johnson earned himself the Jerky Monster play-of-the-week award for the second time this year.

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