Aces Score 6 in 3rd to Shock Tycoons on Opening Night
September 26, 2021
Opening night for The CIHL 2021-22 kicked with a game not many will forget (exception being the goalies) as the Manulife Macau Aces and HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons combined for 17 goals on a wild first game.
After a calm first period which the Tycoons leading 2-1… the 2nd period erupted for 7 goals and saw the Tycoons on top 7-3 heading into the 3rd. Jim Fanstone and Nicholas Winchester were leading the charge with 2 goals each - Fanstone also had 3 helpers for 5 points after just two periods of play.
The 3rd period also featured 7 goals (6 by the Aces) with the Aces scoring 4 goals in the span of 56 second (CIHL record) - and within the last 2 mins of the game.
Aces captain Whitney Olsen who lead the league in goals last year with 31 notched 4 on the night and saw his Aces revenge the loss to the Tycoons in last year championship game with a monster comeback 9-8 win.
What a start to 2021-22…
The game 3 stars:
1. Whitney Olsen - Aces: 4G + 1A
2. Yosef Natour - Aces: 2G + 3A
3. Jonathan Szychta - Tycoons: 1G + 2A
Upcoming Games: October 9
1. South China Sharks vs HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons
2. Manulife Macau Aces vs AsiaXpat Kowloon Warriors