Sharks Officially Eliminated from Playoffs with Loss to Warriors
May 7th, 2021
For the first time under the new CIHL playoff format, the Scotiabank South China Sharks will not be part of the post season play as they were eliminated by the AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors last night.
After falling behind 4-0 in the first period, the Sharks fought back as 'Sharks' should do and tied the game 5-5 early in the third period. Unfortunately Warriors captain and CIHL all-time leading scorer Gregory Smyth notched his third goal of the evening with just over six minutes left in the game to put the Warriors back on top for good.
With the win, the Warriors climbed into second spot of the standings, both the Warriors and HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons have 15 points and identical records but the Warriors have the edge on head-to-head meetings.
Next week CIHL Game of the week has the 1st place Manulife Macau Aces taking on the 2nd place AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors.
Game Time is 9:45pm on May 13th @ Mega Ice