Dom and Zack talk about the SHL final game.
Dom interviews the 2019-2020 SHL Playoff MVP, from the Novotel Spitfires, Mike Freeson.
Dom interviews PEAK Biolabs captain, Harrison Oztemel before their finals game against the Novotel Spitfires.
Dom interviews Novotel Spitfires captain, Brad Wilson before the finals matchup against PEAK Biolabs.
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.
Ken Kindborn and Harrison Oztemel dominated their games on the final weekend of 2018 SHL action, allowing their respective teams, the Novotel Spitfires and AWARE, to add another notch in their win columns.
In the evening’s first contest, Kindborn was the Rolling Stone Pizza player-of-the-game for his four-point performance, as he led Novotel to a 6-4 victory over TRUE, the fourth time the Spitfires had beaten TRUE this year.
Ken scored a har-trick and set up the winner by sub Tar Jirachai. He was a difference maker, as every time he touched the puck something good happened for Novotel. As one veteran SHL said, “Without Kindborn, the Spitfires lose this game.” Kindborn had missed the last two games with a shoulder injury.
Hertz captain Justin St Denis didn’t say that — Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was the one who coined the term — but he might as well have. Hertz THUMPED the Novotel Spitfires 10-2 in week eight of the SHL season as payback for a 9-3 thumping at the hands of Novotel earlier in the year.
Novotel keeper Gabor Toth went from earning the first shutout of the SHL season a week previously with a stand-out performance to playing, well, can we just say that SHL analysts are still searching for a way to describe it.