Tycoons Too Much For Sharks in Season Opener
September 28 - The opening game of the CIHL 2018-2019 season featured a rematch of the last years CIHL finals between the HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons and the Scotiabank South China Sharks. Lucas Eshlemans hat-trick helped power the Tycoons to a 7-4 victory in a highly offensive encounter. The teams entered the third period tied at 4 but the Sharks were shut down by Tycoons goaltender Gregg Rockman while allowing three unanswered goals. Swedish defenceman Marcus van Sydow’s 1 goal and 3 assists were not enough for the Sharks on the night as they looked to avenge last seasons championship defeat.
Burger Joys 3 Stars
1. Lucas Eshleman (Tycoons)
2. Jonathan Szychta (Tycoons)
3. Marcus von Sydow (Sharks)