Aces Canâ€™t be Touched - be Stopped - be Moved or be Rocked
March 29th, 2021
Another week has gone by and the Aces are STILL undefeated. Goaltender Liam Moorfield-Yee has been bringing his A-game night after night, even when facing around 50 shots. This time the Manulife Macau Aces were taking on the Scotiabank South China Sharks.
The game commenced with controversy as Macau Aces sniper, Whitney Olsen, thought he had the opening goal of the game which was quickly called back by the referee. The first actual tally of the game came from Aces youngster Elvis Hsu on an unassisted breakaway effort. Shortly after the Aces scored their second when Jesse Lussier buried a wrap-around for another unassisted goal. The scoring for the Aces was not over yet, with just 18 seconds left on the clock and having the powerplay, Lussier made a pass to Hsu who buried his second of the game to end off the period up three.
The South China Sharks came out strong in the second period and scored first with a goal from U18 player, Michael Shum just a couple minutes into the period. It was a scramble in front of the Aces net and Shum put it home to get the Sharks on the scoreboard. The Aces came back hard when Lussier scored his second of the with both Olsen and Matthew Lee chipping in with helpers. Lussier's goal was a beauty as he carried it in from center ice and deked the goaltender to score short side. The second period ended with Aces up 4-1.
The final period had five goals; however, it was over halfway through until we saw the first which then opened the floodgates. Lokel Wong scored the first with Alan Chan and Lussier getting the assists. Next, Elvis Hsu completed the hat trick with 6:47 remaining which had Lussier and Shane Wyatt getting the helpers. The Sharks fought back with two quick goals, the first at 12:04 by U18 Ryan Chu with assists awarded to Shum and the big guy, Eric Molander. The next goal came just over a minute later when Ben MacAskill passed it cross-ice to Jacob Pentz who got a shot then had the puck bank off both skates and into the back of the net. With a little over a minute left the Sharks pulled their goalie which eventually led to a Lussier empty net tally with just 27 seconds left in the game to complete a hat trick of his own.
The Aces ended up winning the game 7-3 with Moorfield-Yee stopping 48 of 51 shots against for a .941 save percentage. King Ho at the other end stopped 24 of 30 for a .800.
3 Stars of the Game:
1) Aces - Liam Moorfield-Yee Aces, 45 saves
2) Aces - Elvis Hsu, 3G
3) Aces - Jesse Lussier, 3G & 3A