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Belluche’s Four Goals Powered The Warriors To A 7-1 Win Over Ace

Belluche’s Four Goals Powered The Warriors To A 7-1 Win Over Ace

May 4th, 2022

Things are getting quite interesting in the team standings as the Macau Aces' huge lead heading into the Christmas break got a lot smaller after they suffered their fourth loss in a row at the hands of the Kowloon Warriors. Dave Belluche led the way for the Warriors as his 4 goals and his defensive prowess were too much to handle for the Aces.

The Warriors jumped out to a commanding 3-0 lead after the first period. Belluche opened the scoring just 1:41 into the game beating goaltender Dean Tzembelikos. Belluche made it 2-0 just 5 minutes on a nice individual effort after picking up a pass from Josh Gordon. Francois Esterhuizen put the Warriors up by 3 with a couple of minutes left in the period.

In the second period, U18 Samuel Wong snipped one from the slot to give the Warriors a 4-0 lead. The score could have been worst as Tzembelikos was peppered with several grade A chances and did his best to keep the Aces in the game. At the other end, Ray Loo did his part and kept the Aces off the scoresheet. The Aces did hit a goal post in the second which prompted Loo to give a tap back to the post as a gesture of ‘thank you’ for keeping the puck out.

Just 46 seconds into the third period, Jeremy Chiang finally solved Loo after a mad scramble in front of the Warriors net. It was great to see Chiang return after suffering a lower body injury prior to the Christmas break. That was as close as the Aces got as they ran out of gas. The Warriors put the game out of reach with 3 more unanswered goals. Belluche with 2 more goals for a 4-goal night and Wong added one more for good measures. Tzembelikos stopped 39 shots while Loo stopped 18.

Three Stars:
1. Dave Belluche - Warriors
2. Josh Gordon - Warriors
3. Ray Loo - Warriors