On February 12, 2023, in our second game of the night we had SiamMandalay vs KCG. Late in the first period, SiamMandalay’s Jeff Bonazzao scored the first goal of the game, but KCG answered right back with a goal by Jan Isaksson and a second by Yean Thanakkrokriat. In the second period, SiamMandalay’s captain, Mike Freeson, tied things up. Mid way through the second period, Isaksson scored his second of the night to give KCG the lead again. With less than five minutes left in the second period, Tom Stastny of SiamMandalay, tied things up. With just over a minute left in the third period, Bonazzo scored to give SiamMandalay the lead, but with just a second left in the game, Thanakkrokriat tied things up again. The overtime period saw some furious action, but neither team could get the win, forcing the game to a shootout. Stastny couldn’t put one past Dom Vollenheider, but Thanakkrokriat scored for KCG. SiamMandalay’s net minder, Dream Ungkulpattanasuk had a great game between the pipes to get himself the Get Fresh Player of the Game.
This week, Zack and Dom are joined in the studio by Aware’s goaltender, Lance Parker.
On March 28th, 2021 in our first game of the night at 9:00 pm, we had Novotel Spitfires vs Siam Mandalay. Novotel looked on form, when seven minutes, Seb Verdy scored a short handed goal. Siam Mandalay answered right back when Mitchel Morrison put one past Ben Kleineschay. Siam Mandalay scored two more unanswered goals in the first period, one by Win Khuhakaew and one by Mike Wilson. Early in the second period, Siam Mandalay scored their fourth unanswered goal, which was by Darius Konotopetz. The Spitfires did try to mount a comeback with Ken Kindborn scoring with just under eight minutes left in the second period, but Siam Mandalay just kept rolling and captain Jordan Ashton found the back of the net. Early in the third period, Siam Mandalay’s Homme Thaiyanont scored an unassisted goal, but Novotel wasn’t finished yet and they scored two goals, both from Major Ingkharratphithakon, but with just over thirty seconds left in the game, Siam Mandalay scored an empty netter to finish things off. The final score was Novotel Spitfires 4 – Siam Mandalay 7.
On March 14, 2021, in our first game of the night at 9:00 pm, we had Novotel Spitfires vs KCG. KCG got off to an early start with a goal from Patrick Forstner, which was assisted by Gabe Rosko. The Novotel Spitfires answered right back with a goal from Tomas Stastny, with the assists coming from Scott Murray and Seb Verdy. With just over three minutes left in the first period, KCG took the lead with a goal from Jesse Starosta with the assist coming from Forstner. With about a minute and a half left in the first period, Forstner increased KCG’s lead to two after receiving an assist from Jan Isaksson. In the second period, the Spitfires tied things up with goals from Christoph Anliker, assists coming from Andrew Ross and Michael White, and a short handed goal from Ken Kindborn, with the assist coming from Mangkorn Sukwiboon. Early in the third period, Novotel took the lead with a goal from captain, Mike Freeson, which was assisted by Murray. KCG’s captain, Harrison Oztemel tied things up, the assist from Andy Tse, and then Punn Phasukkjwatana, which was assisted by Forstner. With just forty-five seconds left in the game, KCG increased their lead to two when Starosta scored his second of the night, which was assisted by Oztemel. The Spitfires never gave up, and Freeson scored with just sixteen seconds left in the game, which was assisted by Tomas Stastny. The Final score of the game was Novotel Spitfires 5 and KCG 6, giving the Spitfires their second loss of the season.
On March 14, 2021, in our second game of the night, at 10:00 pm, we had Siam Mandalay vs Aware. Siam Mandalay started things off early with a goal by Darius Konotopetz, which was assisted by Mitchel Morrison. With less than two minutes left in the first period, Siam Mandalay increased their lead to two when Tan Limpinphet scored off an assist from Alex Phelps and Darius Konotopetz. In the second period, Siam Mandalay increased their lead to three when Morrison scored a power play goal off an assist from Phelps and Ernesto Bauer. With just ten second left in the game, Limpinphet scored his second goal of the night with the assists coming from Alasdair Fawcett and Phelps.
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.
In our second game on February 14, 2021 we had Siam Mandalay going head to head with Aware. Early in the first period, Siam Mandalay’s captain, Jordan Ashton scores. About mid way through the first period, Roger Promthong of Aware tied things up. Late in the first period, Siam Mandalay took the lead again with a short handed goal by Tan Limpinphet. Aware stayed strong through the second period and most of the third period, but late in the third period, Mike Wilson scored for Siam Mandalay, which was followed less than a minute later with Limpinphet’s second goal of the night. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Dream Ungkulpattanasuk for stopping 18 of 19 shorts on the night.
In our second game of the night on November 01, 2020 at 10 pm we had Siam Mandalay vs Aware. The first period was solid for both teams with no clear advantage for either one. With twelve seconds left in the second period, Patrick Forstner of Siam Mandalay put the puck past Aware’s netminder, Gabor Toth. Just over a minute into the third period, Siam Mandalay scored their second of the night when Tan Limpinphet also found the back of the net. Aware’s captain, Justin St-Denis tried to put some life back into Aware and scored a goal a minute later, but it just wasn’t enough to stop Siam and with twelve minutes left in the game, Yean Thanakroekkiat of Siam Mandalay scored to finish the game 3-1.
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.
What a whirlwind of games we’ve had for the semi-finals. We had two upsets in the semi-finals. The first one was in the games between the #3 TRUE and the #2 Novotel Spitfires. TRUE swept the Novotel Spitfires in this series. In our second series we had #1 Aware going head to head with #4 Hertz. This series went to 3 games but Hertz finished off Aware to advance to the final in a hope of back to back cups.
In our second game of the night, we had Aware vs. Novotel Spitfires. Aware dominated this with a win of 7-4 and the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Juhani Ijas for scoring 2 goals on the night.