2018-2019 SHL Champions

We had a whirl wind of a year this year. Captain, Patrik Lundback, led Team Aware to a 10 game win streak to start off the season, finally losing to TRUE on January 20, 2019.

At the end of the regular season, Aware topped the pack with 30 points. The closest team were the Novotel Spitfires with 20 points.

Captain, Brad Wilson, led the Novotel Spitfires had a 5-4 record going into the Christmas break, and finished off the regular season with 20 points.

Mike Wilson’s TRUE team started off rough, losing their first 10 games of the season, finally beating Hertz on the January 13 and they finished off the season with 15 points.

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Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game – Jordan Ashton – Semi-finals Game 2

On March 7th, 2019, we had our second games of the semi-finals. In the first game we had TRUE facing off against the Novotel Spitfires. This game went back and forth for all three periods, and was a stalemate in the 3-on-3 overtime period forcing a shootout. Jordan Ashton of TRUE went first, scoring on sub goalie, Gabor Toth and Ken Kindborn of the Spitfires buried the puck in TRUE’s net minder, Lance Parker’s pads. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Jordan Ashton for his game winning goal in the sudden death shootout.

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Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game – Jordan Ashton – Semi-finals Game 1

On March 3rd, 2019, we hard our first games of the semi-finals. In our second game of the night we had the Novotel Spitfires going head to head with TRUE. TRUE really controlled this game and won it 5-3. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Jordan Ashton for his two goals on the night.

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Week 15 News

We had two nights of games this week. The first night of games was on February 3rd. In the first game at 8:30 we had Hertz vs the Novotel Spitfires. This game went back and forth with Hertz winning it in overtime 5-4. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Stephen Sproule for getting the game winner.

In our second game of the night at 9:30 we had TREU vs Aware. Aware completely dominated this game winning it 8-3. The Rolling Stone Pizza Player of the Game went to Phu Suwachirat for his hat trick.

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The Ken and Harrison Show

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.

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Revenge is a dish best served cold

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.

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Two tightly fought games close out SHL November action

Aware’s Caley Steinert steers the puck away from Hertz’s Darius Konotopetz.

Though the final results were similar the two games played out in week seven of the 2018-19 Sport Corner Siam Hockey League (SHL) season were both very close and entertaining. In the first game played on Thursday November 29th, with just over seven minutes left in the third period AWARE came back from a 3-2 deficit to score three straight goals to top Hertz 5-3 stretching their unbeaten streak alive at seven. In game two, TRUE came ever so close to claiming their first win of the season as Lance Parker turned in a very impressive performance stopping 29 shots only to be out done by the keeper at the other end, Gabor Toth, who stood on his head, stopping 26 shots and earning his first shutout of the season as Novotel won 2-0.

Game one saw AWARE jump out to a 1-0 lead on a first-period goal by acting captain Devin Michael. Early in the second period Ryan Yaden scored the first of his two goals on the night. But Hertz stuck back with goals from Moo Tengsakul and former AWARE forward Darius Konotopetz to leave the score tied at two going into the third period. Hertz went ahead when Moo scored his second goal of the game halfway through the third period but AWARE rallied to win with three unanswered goals by Harrison Oztemel, Yaden and Mat Sigel. Yaden was the Rolling Stone Pizza player-of-the-game for his two-goal effort and is quickly earning himself a reputation as the “Phil Esposito of the Siam Hockey League” for his uncanny ability to puck in pucks from goalmouth scrambles.

Dream Ungkulpattanasuk stopped 28 of the shots fired at him in the Hertz net while AWARE’s Patrick Leduc turned aside 21 of the 24 shots fired his way. Both teams were missing key players as Andy Brine was serving a one-game suspension for Hertz and AWARE was missing three key defensemen (captain Patrik Lundback, Roman Larin and Christian Olofsson). Ironically both of Christian’s brothers (Anders, Henrik) substituted for Hertz on this night.

Game two was ever so close with momentum shifts back and forth throughout the night with each keeper making one good save after another. The White Walkers, as Novotel has come to be known, prevailed in the end with Brandon Vick scoring the first and winning goal unassisted at 7:16 of the first period and Corry Day adding an empty-netter with 1;12 on the clock for his league-leading tenth goal of the campaign. Novotel’s Matt Johnson earned the Rolling Stone Pizza player-of-the-game award, a rarity as he earned it for his defensive play, stopping and breaking up a number of TRUE plays throughout the night. Players are mostly noted for their offensive exploits, so it was nice to see the D get some love.

After seven games, Novotel’s Corry Day continues to be the SHL’s scoring leader with 18 points (10G, 8A); linemate Michael White is in second spot with 14 points (5G, 9A); AWARE’s Harrison Oztemel (7G, 5A) is in third spot with 12 points and his teammates Roman Larin and Juhani Ijas are tied in fourth spot with 10 points each (4 G, 6A).

Games on Sunday December 2nd were unfortunately canceled as a number of players were out of town but SHL action continues on Thursday December 13th with Hertz playing Novotel at 8:30pm and AWARE playing TRUE at 9:30pm. Admission is free and all games take place at the Rink, 7th floor, Central Grand Rama IX.

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