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Hertz upsets AWARE to capture SHL title

ICE HOCKEY: In a stunning upset, Hertz, who won only a third of their regular-season games, defeated top-seeded AWARE 5-3 in dramatic fashion to take the one-game winner-take-all Sport Corner SHL 2017-18 championship final.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 06:00PM


Hertz's Carly Hill played a big role in her team's victory. Photo: Tadamasa Nagayama

Hertz's Carly Hill played a big role in her team's victory. Photo: Tadamasa Nagayama

The final game, held at The Rink, 7th floor, Grand Central Rama IX, last Saturday (Mar 17) was a classic from start to finish. Hertz jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead with two goals by Mike Triacca and singles by Bill Bredesen and Andy Brine.

Hertz stretched that to 5-0 lead on a goal by captain Justin St Denis in the second period, before AWARE mounted its comeback cutting the lead to 5-3 with two goals by Mangkorn Sukwiboon and a single by Corry Day.

Hertz’s goalkeeper Lance Parker stood on his head and was named the Sport Corner Playoff MVP. Lance, who had struggled early in the season, put on one of the most outstanding goaltending displays ever seen in Thai hockey, turning in the “clutch” performance of his life, stopping 44 of the 47 shots fired his way. Hertz fired 18 shots at AWARE keeper Patrick Leduc.

AWARE, who at one point during the season had an eleven-game winning streak, dominated most of their opponents, earning a 14-4 regular season record. Hertz, with a 6-12 regular-season record, snuck into third place on the final day of the regular season. Both teams swept their best of three semi-final series 2-0 with AWARE defeating Expedia (last year’s SHL champion) and Hertz beating the Sukhumvit Spitfires, who with a 11-6-1 record won almost twice as many regular-season games as Hertz.

AWARE played and moved the puck well in the final game. But it just wasn’t meant to be; they hit a few posts and couldn’t finish like they usually do. But give this squad tremendous credit, led by captain Patrik Lundback they were virtually untouchable all year long. It will be a long summer for these players, many of whom had already added the SHL championship to their resume.

ARCHITECT and HOTELEX

SHL individual point leader Andy Brine had a whale of a game for Hertz; not only did he manage to win the scoring and league championship, but drawing three penalties in the final game, he managed to get himself ejected. Not quite a Gordie Howe hat-trick, but close.

Catch all the highlights of the SHL Big Chilli podcast: https://youtu.be/7XeL3KI664I

http://www.siamhockeyleague.com/; https://www.facebook.com/SHLhockeyThailand

Text by Scott Murray

 

 

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