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SCIHL Division 3 - Week 12 Scoreboard

SCIHL Division 3 - Week 12 Scoreboard

February 2nd, 2024

Mutually beneficial situation

With 3 games left in the regular season, but Ice Wolves and Unicorns are fighting to get enough points to secure their places, with Unicorns starting the game 2 points up.

A Unicorn win would almost guarantee a spot, while an Ice Wolves win, would keep them on track to lock in a spot. LPP players took the spotlight this game as both teams were missing top players.

The game opened with an unassisted goal by Andrew Rueger but was equalized a few minutes later by the Jovi Wat (LPP) Hamish and Finifter line. Towards the end of the period, the Unicorns LPP combo of Theo Wong and Alvin Sham combined to give Unicorns a 2-1 lead after 1.

Early in the 2nd, Rick Chu gave Unicorns a 3-1 lead and this held until the 12-minute mark when Jovi again broke thru the defense and put one by Chan. Jackie Chan followed up on the next shift to quickly tie the game at 3.

The third was wide open with both teams exchanging chances both sides wanting to secure the win. Theo Wong scored at the 6-minute point but Hamish Pang replied 4 minutes later.

The teams played a wild 3 on 3 overtime as there were numerous opportunities including a breakaway stop by Jerome Lui on Rueger before Hamish Pang finally ending it.

Jerome Lui (Ice Wolves) faced 29 shots while Arthur Chan (Unicorns) faced 23 shots.

With the game entering OT, both teams gained a valuable point, while Ice Wolves got the extra point for the win and setups up a couple of important games for both teams in the coming weeks.

Three Stars of the game:
1. Hamish Pang (Ice Wolves)
2. Jovi Wat (Ice Wolves LPP)
3. Theo Wong (Unicorns LPP)

Staying in the hunt

The tables were stacked against YATS Engineers this game against top ranked RBC Lions. YATS are desperately fighting to recover from a dismal start of the season and keep their playoff hopes alive. While RBC already secured their playoff spot last week and were only playing to secure the regular season top spot.

It began with an evenly played period with lots of chances for both teams but only Danny Chiu scoring towards the end of the first to give a slender 1-0 lead to RBC.

The 2nd started off with a Charles Liu unassisted goal before YATS took full control of the period and earning 2 goals. One from Robert Chiu, another powerful clapper, and a gritty rebound goal by Shane Weir to tie the game at 2. At this point, YATS outshot RBC 15-4 in the 2nd period alone, but Keira Mok was up to the task. Against the run of play, just as the period was winding down, Jovi Wat got free and past the YATS defense and wired a shot by Stephanie Fok to regain the lead. 3-2.

RBC regrouped and shuffled their lines in the 3rd, and it became quite exciting for the fans. The teams exchanged 7 goals. Justin Kuok with 2, Brendon Lui with a short side laser, and Theo Wong tallying for YATS while Charles Liu completed his hattrick and Wat his 2nd. Kuok’s 2nd came with just 28 seconds remaining to get YATS into overtime.

Unfortunately for YATS, that was it, as in the 3 on 3 overtime, there was too much open ice and Jovi Wat broke by and scored 5-hole on Fok as he fanned on the shot to complete his hattrick and give RBC the win.

Keira Mok (RBC Lions) faced 29 shots, while Stephanie Fok (YATS) faced 23 shots.

RBC with the win now only needs 1 point from their remaining 2 games to secure top spot for the playoffs, while YATS remains 4 points out of a playoff spot with 2 games remaining.

Three Stars of the game:
1. Jovi Wat (RBC Lions)
2. Charles Liu (RBC Lions)
3. Justin Kuok (YATS Engineers)

Business as usual

AsiaXpat has been having some inconsistent handful of games after their dominant start to the season with JOG continues to struggle to play a full 60 finding ways to lose in the 3rd period the past number of games.

This game though, AsiaXpat looked like the Xpat team at the start of the season as they fully controlled the game and were dominant on the puck. Xpat opened with 2 goals in the first from Sham and Justin Wong, with Justin getting a second goal midway thru the 2nd period.

An opening goal in the 3rd by Jason Yip gave JOG some hope making it 3-1 but a powerplay goal by Michael Lam followed by Allan Yee and Wong completing his hattrick put the game away before captain Bruce Hicks finished a play from Mark Uhrynuk and Jason Yip to round out the scoring.

Neddy Chan (JOG LPP) faced 27 shots while Martin Jim (AsiaXpat) had a quiet night facing 10 shots.

Three Stars of the game:
1. Justin Wong (AsiaXpat)
2. Alvin Sham (AsiaXpat)
3. Paul Chai (AsiaXpat)

UPCOMING GAMES - February 22 @ Mega Ice

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

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