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SCIHL Division 3 - Week 10 Scoreboard

SCIHL Division 3 - Week 10 Scoreboard

January 19th, 2024

Need a conditioning stint

This game looked like an easy game. RBC at the top of the table vs JOG Sports in a 7-game slide, but it was anything but. The first period was a tight-checking affair with JOG outshooting RBC 7-4, but it was Calix Ma who got the lone goal RBC leading 1-0 after 1. It looked like the return of Gary Lawrence made a difference as it shored up the JOG defense.

In the 2nd, JOG continued the tight-checking game and was able to capitalize on their chances. Gavino Ng’s long pass behind the RBC defense hitting a streaking Donald Chow who then went in on a 2 on 0 with Brendon Lui (JOG LPP) who one-timed a shot just over the pad and under the blocker to tie the game 1-1. A few minutes later, Chow came in from the right boards past 3 RBC players only to be stopped by Keira Mok, but the rebound fell to Chris Lam, who was johnny on the spot to put it into the empty net. 2-1 JOG.

Then, an individual effort from Lui as he deked past 2 d-men cut across the net and slotted it by Mok to give JOG a 3-1 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the 2nd. A few minutes later, Charles Liu replies with a mirror image goal of Brendon’s to get back within 1. 3-2 after 2 periods for JOG. JOG continued to limit RBC’s offense as they outshot RBC 7-3 in the 2nd period.

The fans were anticipating an upset given how well JOG was playing, but just a minute in, Jovi Wat skated in, protecting the puck well, and outwitting Loron Orris to score into the open side tying the game at 3. Calix Ma then finished a backdoor pass from Karl Mok to take the lead 5 minutes later opening the floodgates as JOG ran out of gas in the 3rd period.

RBC then scored 4 more goals, 3 more from Wat, and Calix Ma completed his hattrick as RBC’s 7 unanswered goals were too much for JOG. RBC outshot JOG 16-6 in the 3rd as they finally broke down JOG’s defense.

Keira Mok (RBC) faced 20 shots while Loron Orris (JOG Sports) faced 24 shots.
JOG’s winless streak is now at 8 games, while RBC sits alone on top of the league.

Three Stars of the game:
1. Calix Ma (RBC Lions)
2. Jovi Wat (RBC Lions)
3. Karl Mok (RBC Lions)

The best defense is a good offense

AsiaXpat and Ice Wolves, both teams missing a key player for long stretches of time, Mark Pavey for AsiaXpat, and Chris Wettling for Ice Wolves. Only 4 points separated the 2 teams heading into the game.

With AsiaXpat controlling the run of play, Neil Ng finished off a play with Alvin Sham and Paul Chai giving Xpat the lead. 10 minutes into the game, Rob Chiu (LPP) walks by the Ice Wolves defense and scores stick side on the breakaway. The period looked to end 2-0, but Hamish Pang put away a rebound from a David Finifter shot with under a minute left to keep it close.

But just 30 seconds into the 2nd period, Justin Wong gets an opportunity on the net and puts in short side to regain the lead. Late in the period, a cross-crease pass from Sham gets to Justin Wong, as he does a 360-degree spin before controlling the puck to score on the open side. With 45 seconds left in the 2nd, Sham gets his 25th goal this season to give Xpat a dominant 5-1 lead.

Sean Tong opened the scoring early in the 3rd period to give Ice Wolves some hope, but Chai scored on the powerplay to restore the 4-goal lead. Warren Ang tallied by again Xpat responded with a goal by Jimmy Thai. Xpat then held the fort until the last 7 seconds when Ang scored his second, but it was too little too late.

Jerome Lui (Ice Wolves) faced 24 shots, while Martin Jim (AsiaXpat) faced 22 shots.

Three Stars of the game:
1. Alvin Sham (AsiaXpat)
2. Paul Chai (AsiaXpat)
3. Warren Ang (Ice Wolves)

Trying to hang around

The last time the Unicorns and YATS Engineers met, YATS outshot the Unicorns 30-9 but lost 3-2. So, YATS were looking to do a bit better with their chances. And that’s exactly what they did.

Robert Chiu started the night off with a powerplay goal, a powerful slapshot up
near the crossbar. A minute later, Theo Wong skated down the right boards and wired a wrist shot to the far corner to make it 2-0. 50 seconds after that, Ernst Tang made a similar play to Wong to make it 3-0. Chiu rounded out the scoring with 30 seconds left in the period after intercepting an errant pass and putting in a rebound after a few attempts. 4-0 after the first.

Early in the 2nd, Bonnie Lui stole the puck when the Unicorns couldn’t clear, and worked a 2-on-1 with Brendon Lui who waited for Chan to go down before scoring to make it 5-0. Midway into the 2nd, Leon Mo finally responded for the Unicorns after stealing the puck and firing one top-corner glove side.

After YATS broke up a passing play, an unlucky bounce put the puck back on Andrew Rueger’s stick in the slot and he made no mistake with the gift, closing the score to 5-2. Wong then came in on the left, cut into the middle, and scored
inside the post-stick side to restore a 4-goal lead. Mo then cut down the right side and passed from the corner to an unmarked Grant Phillips who scored bar down to make it 6-3.

With 6 minutes left in the 3rd, Mo was able to put the puck by Fok, but it sat on the goal line as YATs successfully cleared the puck and the ensuing mayhem. With 3 minutes left, Phillips scored again, this time from an ‘impossible angle’ from the corner of the rink, the puck just in front of the red line after a rebound from a Leon Mo shot found him in the corner. 6-4 and made the remaining 3 minutes interesting as Unicorns tried to pull the game back.

However, the early lead from YATS proved to be enough to hang on for the win.

Stephanie Fok (YATS) faced 17 shots while Arthur Chan (Unicorns) faced 28 shots.
YATS Engineers pulls 2 points closer to the Ice Wolves for the remaining playoff spot, while the Unicorns remain in 3rd.

Three Stars of the game:
1. Brendon Lui (YATS Engineers)
2. Theo Wong (YATS Engineers)
3. Robert Chiu (YATS Engineers)

UPCOMING GAMES - January 25 @ Mega Ice

Game 1: Wolves vs JOG @ 8:30pm
Game 2: Lions vs Unicorns @ 9:30pm
Game 3: AsiaXpat vs YATS @ 10:30pm

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