Weberg Leads Tycoons to Victory Against the Sharks
April 29th, 2021
Last week's early game featured the HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons taking on the Scotiabank South China Sharks. The Tycoons were feeling good coming off back-to-back wins against the Macau Aces and the Sharks were looking to bounce back after their overtime loss against the Kowloon Warriors from the previous week.
The scoring came early and often in this one, as Jimi Fanstone broke the ice a mere 28 seconds into the opening frame. Nicholas Weberg and Lucas Eshleman chipped in with the helpers (get used to those two names). Matthew Nuttall got the next one for the Tycoons three minutes later which was also assisted by Weberg and Eshleman. Next up was Eshleman on a great tic-tac-toe play from Weberg and Fanstone. Shortly after, Ben MacAskill got on the board for the Sharks with a nice unassisted shot that went top shelf. Weberg struck back not much longer after with another goal assisted again by Fanstone and Eshleman. Jacob Pentz ended the first period scoring on a high wrister passed over from Kosuke Ikeda.
Weberg opened the scoring in the second with back-to-back tallies, the first assisted by Jonathan Szychta and the second unassisted. Michael Shum answered for the Sharks on a nice solo effort where he walked out front and buried on the Tycoons netminder. Weberg was back again with help from his line-mates Fanstone and Eshleman. Then Jonas Mak got his first of the season 18 seconds later on a nice second effort that had assists going to Preston Kwok and Szychta. Ikeda had the next tuck with help from Ryan Lee and MacAskill. After that it was Fanstone from Eshleman on another nice effort from the Tycoons. LPP Lukas Manco buried the next one for the Sharks in his debut from Eric Molander and Ikeda to close off the second period scoring at 9-5 Tycoons.
Pentz opened up the third period scoring on a partial break on a nice pass from MacAskill that went short side. Weberg got his fifth of the night from Nuttall. Then Mak got his second of the night, again assisted by Kwok. Weberg proceeded to net the double hat trick on another nice tic-tac-toe play from line-mates Eshleman and Fanstone. Next Shum got his second of the night from Pentz and MacAskill leading into MacAskill getting his own to close the game at a score of 12-8 Tycoons.
This was the highest scoring game of the season with both teams having many grade-A scoring chances which put defense on the back-burner. Sharks' LPP goalie Horrance Cheung faced 29 shots while Emerson Keung at the other end faced 30.
3 Stars of the Game
1) Tycoons - Nicholas Weberg, 6G + 3A
2) Tycoons - Lucas Eshleman, 1G + 6A
3) Sharks - Ben MacAskill, 2G + 3A