Aces score four in third to dethrone the champs 5-3
November 5th, 2020
Things were shaping up well for the AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors as they entered the third period holding a lead of 3-1 on the Manulife Macau Aces. That was until the Aces played with a new deck which featured four unanswered goals ending the Warriors winning streak at 10 games - going back to last season. Ironically, the last Warriors loss was to the Aces back on January 16th of last season by the score of 10-4.
Aces Whitney Olsen scored his second and third goals of the season and U18 rookie sensation Elvis Hsu continues to show his hands are full of magic scoring two goals of his own - his second goal of the night with 3:36 left in the third period was the eventual GWG.
The win would not had been possible if it was not for the exceptional play of call-up goalie Horrance Cheung as he stymied and shut down the potent Warriors. Tyler Doherty had a strong game on D and picked up 2 assists giving him 6 points in two games to lead the Aces in scoring.
The Warriors continue to have problems in the third period this year. In three games they have only been able to score two goals while they have surrendered eight. In a period which saw the Aces score four goals to snatch away the W - the Warriors only managed to get four shots on goal.
Josh Gordon scored his first two goals of the season for the Warriors, both coming in the first period while Connor Quinn, Devin Welsh and Gregory Smyth all picked up two assists each.
Shots on goal were fairly even at 26-25 for the Warriors, Horrance Cheung gets the win for the undefeated Aces while Ashely Bock found the loss column for the first time this season.
The three stars of the game:
1. Aces - Whitney Olsen, 2 goals
2. Warriors - Josh Gordon, 2 goals
3. Aces - Horrance Cheung, 23 saves