• Hong Kong Tycoons
  • Kowloon Warriors
  • Macau Aces
  • South China Sharks
  • Hong Kong Tycoons
  • Kowloon Warriors
  • Macau Aces
  • South China Sharks
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  • Horrance Cheung Saves The Day For The Aces

    Horrance Cheung Saves The Day For The Aces

    May 17th, 2022 After finishing the season on a 5-game losing streak, things did not look promising for the Manulife Macau Aces who had to turn to emergency back-up goaltender Horrance Cheung in their semi-final game against the AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors. However, Cheung turned in a solid performance and was the difference in a huge 4-3 win. Whitney Olsen opened the scoring for the Aces on a shorthanded breakaway as he deked to his backhand before sliding the puck through the legs of Warriors' goaltender Ray Loo. On the same power play, Dave Belluche tied the game with his snap shot into the top corner past Cheung. But less than a minute later, Olsen beat Loo when he ripped a shot, also in the top corner. Both goalies seemed to be dialed in for this game and it would almost require perfect top corner shots to get goals in this game. The Warriors tied the game at 2 with a late second period goal off an offensive zone faceoff when Josh Gordon found a loose puck and beat Cheung on his blocker side. Early in the third period, Charlie Huber put the Aces back on a top when he poked in a loose puck in front of Loo. Huber gave the Aces some insurance a few minutes later with his second of the night as he deflected a shot from U18 Owen Kwok. It was a big goal as the Warriors came back with just over 4 minutes remaining when U18 Issac Yip beat Cheung with a knuckler. There was plenty of time left on the clock for the Warriors to tie the game up but Cheung was not fazed at all. His calmness settled the Aces down and they were able to hang on for a 4-3 win, sending them to next week's CIHL Final against the red-hot South China Sharks. Cheung finished the night with 34 saves while Loo stopped 21. Burger Joys Three Stars: 1. Horrance Cheung - Aces 2. Issac Yip - Warriors 3. Whitney Olsen - Aces Next week action in Discovery Bay CIHL 2021-22 Championship Finals Manulife Macau Aces vs South China Sharks May 21st @ 8:00pm
  • Sharks’ Early Dominance Too Much For Tycoons To Overcome

    Sharks’ Early Dominance Too Much For Tycoons To Overcome

    May 17th, 2022 The first CIHL semi-final got off to a great start as the fans at the Discovery Bay Ice Rink were treated to an entertaining game. The South China Sharks remained red-hot streak with an 8-7 win over the HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons, to punch their ticket to next week's CIHL Final. But it was not easy as the Tycoons did not go away quietly and fought until the last second of the game. The Sharks got on the board early, just 25 seconds into the game when Kevin O’toole was able to put in a rebound past Tycoon's goaltender Grant Phillips who was subbing in for Emerson Keung. Special teams took over with O'toole tapping in a power play goal 3 minutes later. Then, while on a shorthanded breakaway, U18 Alyssa Ho roofed a shot into the top corner past Phillips for a commanding 3-0 lead. Yannick Wong got the Tycoons on the board at the 9:29 mark when he came across the front of the Sharks' net and tucked in a back-hander past goaltender Avery Gobbo. Ho regained the Sharks' 3-goal lead with her second goal of the night as she found a loose puck after a scramble in front of Phillips. Before the period ended, Matt Nuttall closed the gap to 2 as he converted a centering pass from Lucas Eshleman. Taking a 4-2 lead into the second period, the Sharks blew the game wide open with 3 quick goals in a span of less than 4 minutes with O'toole and Ho completing their hat tricks. Connor Daly's goal, sandwiched between O'toole and Ho's goals, continued to impress with his strong play of late which has contributed to the Sharks recent success. The Tycoons played without Eshleman for most of the second period who was out with a lower body injury. His return later in the period made an immediate impact as the Tycoons scored twice with Wong scoring his second of the night and U18 Owen Kwok's goal on the power play that deflected off a Sharks' defenceman and past Gobbo. But before the period ended, O'toole scored his 4th goal of the night as his shot beat Phillips in the top corner for an 8-4 lead. The third period was a nailbiter as the Tycoons scratched and clawed their way back. Nuttall got things going with his second of the night when he scored off his skate in a scramble in front of Gobbo during a 5 on 3 power play. Nuttall completed his hat trick with less than 5 minutes remaining and all of a sudden, it was an 8-6 game. Just over a minute later, Eshleman walked into one and blasted a shot past the blocker of Gobbo and closed within 1 goal. The Tycoons threw everything they could in the final minutes but could not beat Gobbo. The Sharks were able to hang on for the win and will face the winner of the Manulife Macau Aces and AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors semi-final. Gobbo stopped 38 shots while Phillips stopped 37. Burger Joys Three Stars: 1. Kevin O'toole - Sharks 2. Ben MacAskill - Sharks 3. Mat Nuttall - Tycoons Next week action in Discovery Bay CIHL 2021-22 Championship Finals Manulife Macau Aces vs South China Sharks May 21st @ 8:00pm
  • Aces Tumble To Second Place With a 6-5 Loss To The Tycoons

    Aces Tumble To Second Place With a 6-5 Loss To The Tycoons

    May 12th, 2022 The Manulife Macau Aces have yet to win a game in 2022 and fell into second place with their loss to the Tycoons, combined with the Sharks win earlier in the night. The HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons bounced back after a big loss to the Sharks, thanks in large part to captain Jon Szychta as he notched a hat trick while adding a pair of assists. It was the birthday boy, Aces' U18 Owen Kwok who opened the scoring just 37 seconds into the game when he picked up a loose puck in the slot and ripped a shot into the top corner past Tycoons goaltender Emerson Keung. After a slow start, the Tycoons woke up with 3 unanswered goals before the end of the period. Szychta tied the game on a delayed penalty with his deadly wrister beating Aces' goaltender Dean Tzembelikos on the glove side. Matthew Nuttall made it 2-1 for the Tycoons as he went top corner and Szychta scored his second of the night with only 42 seconds left completing a passing play with Yannick Wong and Grant Phillips. In the second period, Tycoons U18 Jason Wong was a recipient of a friendly bounce off the back boards when he scored with Tzembelikos out of position after coming out to face the original shot from Szychta. Aces' Kenden Ng replied back less than a minute later when he picked up the puck in the slot and beat Keung. Szychta completed his hat trick with 4:25 left in the period when he slid one through the five-hole on Tzembelikos. But before the period ended, Aces' Whitney Olsen wired a shot into the top corner past Keung. In the third period, the Aces closed the gap to 1 when Jeremy Chiang went upstairs on Keung with over 6 minutes remaining in the game. However, Yannick Wong had other ideas and put the Tycoons back up by 2 when he intercepted a weak clearing attempt and fired a shot past the stick side of Tzembelikos. The Aces did not quit with Kwok scoring his second of the night on a 2 on 1 with 34 seconds remaining. The Tycoons had to hang on at the end for the win with the Aces buzzing around the net, looking to even to score at 6. Keung stopped 40 shots while Tzembelikos stopped 27. Burger Joys 3 stars of the game: 1. Jonathan Szychta (3g, 2a( Hong Kong Tycoons 2. Owen Kwok (2g, 2a) Macau Aces 3/ Yannick Wong (1g, 3a) Hong Kong Tycoons Next CIHL action in Discovery Bay: Game 1 Semi-Finals South China Sharks vs HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons May 14th @ 7:30 pm Game 2 Semi-Finals AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors vs Manulife Macau Aces May 14th @ 9:00 pm
  • Sharks' Shutout The Warriors For Their 6th Straight Win

    Sharks' Shutout The Warriors For Their 6th Straight Win

    May 12th, 2022 The South China Sharks are the hottest team in the league right now as they won their 6th straight game with a 5-0 shutout over the AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors. Led by Sharks’ goaltender, Avery Gobbo as he stopped all 35 shots he faced. The game was intense and it had a playoff type atmosphere at the Discovery Bay Ice Rink with a good number of fans watching the game. The Sharks also got a boost when Jordan So returned to the line-up and he opened the scoring by beating Warrior's goaltender Ray Loo through his five-hole. Taking a 1-0 into the second period, the Sharks scored an early goal from Connor Daly as his shot was tipped in accidentally by a Warrior's defenceman past Loo. Loo did his best to keep his team in the game with several key saves but he needed his team to get the offence going. In the third period, Daly scored his second of the night on a power play as he finished off a 3-way passing play with So and Kevin O'toole. So scored his second of the night on another pretty passing play when he beat Loo on the glove side. Ben MacAskill rounded out the scoring with just over 2 minutes remaining when he fired one through the legs of Loo on a power play. The only remaining business for the Sharks was to make sure Gobbo finished the game with the shutout which he did. This was the first CIHL shutout since the 2019-2020 season when Ashley Bock got one for the Warriors. Burger Joys 3 stars of the game: 1. Avery Gobbo (35s, 1so) South China Sharks 2. Jordan So (2g, 1a) South China Sharks 3. Ben MacAskill (1g, 2a) South China Sharks Next CIHL action in Discovery Bay: Game 1 Semi-Finals South China Sharks vs HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons May 14th @ 7:30 pm Game 2 Semi-Finals AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors vs Manulife Macau Aces May 14th @ 9:00 pm
  • Sharks Youth Movement Was Too Much For The Tycoons

    Sharks Youth Movement Was Too Much For The Tycoons

    May 4th, 2022 Last week, Connor Daly was the first star of the game, leading the South China Sharks to a win. This week, it was little brother Luther Daly, who scored a hat trick to lead the Sharks to an 8-3 win over the Hong Kong Tycoons. Luther opened the scoring just 2:53 in the game on 3-way passing play with Connor and Ben MacAskill. Moses Chiang made it 2-0 as he connected with Kentaro Yanagawa beating Tycoons goalie Emerson Keung. Yanagawa was a recent addition to the Sharks through the supplemental draft. Another young star, Alyssa Ho made it 3-0 early in the second period after taking a great feed from MacAskill who drew Keung out of his crease. The Tycoons replied just 38 seconds later when Yannick Wong came out from the corner to the slot and fired one through the legs of Sharks goaltender Avery Gobbo. Before the end of the period, Luther gave the Sharks some insurance with his second of the night. Early in the third period, U18 Hugo Fan beat Gobbo after some nice work from Jon Szychta to close the gap to 2. Szychta did all he can to carry the Tycoons but unfortunately, they were not able to mustard up much offence. MacAskill made it 5-2 when he ripped a shot into the top corner past Keung. Just like Szychta, Keung did what he could to give his team a chance but at the end, the flood gates opened. Chang with his second of the night, Connor and Luther with his hat trick, all were able to beat a frustrated Keung. Wong did score one more just before the buzzer sounded but it was not enough. MacAskill’s leadership has the young Sharks firing on all cylinders and the results have been noticeable. With their win, combined with the Macau Aces loss, only 1 point separates the two teams in the team standings. Keung stopped 47 shots while Gobbo stopped 43. The Three Stars: 1. Luther Daly - Sharks 2. Alyssa Ho - Sharks 3. Ben MacAskill - Sharks

Stats

  • Whitney Olsen

    GOALS

    18

    Whitney Olsen

    #3 | F

  • Ben MacAskill

    POINTS

    31

    Ben MacAskill

    #27 | D

  • Ben MacAskill

    ASSISTS

    21

    Ben MacAskill

    #27 | D

  • Avery Gobbo

    SAVE%

    .895

    Avery Gobbo

    #30 | G

Video

Scotiabank South China Sharks vs. AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors
CIHL 2019-20 Finals, October 15, 2020
Scotiabank South China Sharks vs. AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors

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