Better Late Than Never
Oct 25 - Hong KongK-Pocha avenged a beating from Mark One last week with a 5-4 come from behind victory with 1.7 seconds left in overtime. It was an exciting game with good scoring chances but both goalies came up with big saves. In fact, both regular goalies were not available for this game. Mark One goalie Horrance Cheung is with the Hong Kong National team in their quest to win the gold medal at the 13th National Winter Games in Urumqi, China while K-Pocha goalie Warren McInnes was attempting to make the cut at the 2015 Hong Kong Golf Open.Steve Allison, who missed last weekâ€™s game, opened the scoring for K-Pocha just four minutes into the game beating Mark One goalie Jerome Lui. Normy Chin then made it 2-0 before the period ended. K-Pocha goalie Ken 'hat head' Lam was solid making a number of great stops especially on Art Tam who subbed in for Jim Wong. Mark One came back early in the second period when Grant 'Captain' Phillips was able to put in his own rebound after Lam made a great save on the initial shot. Danny Chiu tied the game up just 20 seconds into a powerplay after K-Pocha was called for too many men on the ice. Chiu had a strong game especially with his son Cameron in attendance as the pressure was on.In the third period, Mark One took a 3-2 lead on Chiuâ€™s second of the night as he slid one through Lam. Chiu completed his hat trick a few minutes later and it looked like Mark One was well in control for a second straight victory. But K-Pocha GM Donny Ho chipped away at the lead with just over five minutes remaining when he out waited Lui to go down before roofing a shot to close the gap to one. With 2:36 remaining, two LPPâ€™s (League Pool of Players) combined to tie the game. The familiar duo of Keith Fong and Leon Mo teamed up when Fong won a clear faceoff to Mo who wasted no time and ripped a shot through the five hole of Lui sending the game into the SCIHLâ€™s first overtime of the season.In OT, K-Pocha got a late powerplay after Jarrett Krasnikoff was overly aggressive and was called for a cross check. After the first unit could not put the game away, Fong and Mo did their 'Sedinary' with Fong chipping the puck over to Mo who slammed in a game winner past Lui with only 1.7 ticks left on the clock. Lui finished the night with 34 shots while Lam stopped 22.