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 the SHL final game.
To start things off, we had the opening ceremony, where the president of the league said a few words, introduced out sponsors and had a skills test for our sponsors.
In our first game of the night at 8:30 we had Novotel Spitfires going head to head with Hertz. These teams were pretty evenly matched through out the game, and by the end of the second period, the Spitfires were ahead 2-1. At the start of the second period, the Spitfires scored two quick goals to open things up, but Hertz fought back and brought it within one again. With just over two minutes left in the game, Hertz pulled their netminder, Lance Parker, and tried desperately to tie things up, but with just seconds left in the game, Spitfires captain, Brad Wilson send the puck down the ice and to have it curve into the net to seal the win for the Novotel Spitfires. Hertz did dominate the Spitfires in shots 42 to 25, but SHL rookie goalie, Yu Cheng Liao (Leo) stopped 39 of those 42 to shots which earned him the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.
In our second game of the night we had PEAK facing off against Aware. At the end of the second period, the score was tied at two, but in the second period, PEAK really opened things up, scoring four unanswered goals. The third period saw Aware trying to make a comeback, but with just ten minutes left in the game, PEAK captain, Harrison Oztemel scored his third goal of the night and the final score of the game was 6-4 for PEAK. Oztemel’s hat-trick and assist earned him the Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game.
The first interview was of the captain for PEAK, Harrison Oztemel.
The second interview was with Novotel Spitfires captain, Brad Wilson.
The third interview was with the captain of Hertz, Jordan Ashton.
The last interview was with Aware captain, Justin St-Denis.
In our second game, we had a struggling TRUE facing off against the number one team, Aware. TRUE got on the scoreboard early, but they just couldn’t contain Aware offensively. The final score of the game was 6-3