Sharks Youth Movement Was Too Much For The Tycoons
May 4th, 2022
Last week, Connor Daly was the first star of the game, leading the South China Sharks to a win. This week, it was little brother Luther Daly, who scored a hat trick to lead the Sharks to an 8-3 win over the Hong Kong Tycoons. Luther opened the scoring just 2:53 in the game on 3-way passing play with Connor and Ben MacAskill. Moses Chiang made it 2-0 as he connected with Kentaro Yanagawa beating Tycoons goalie Emerson Keung. Yanagawa was a recent addition to the Sharks through the supplemental draft.
Another young star, Alyssa Ho made it 3-0 early in the second period after taking a great feed from MacAskill who drew Keung out of his crease. The Tycoons replied just 38 seconds later when Yannick Wong came out from the corner to the slot and fired one through the legs of Sharks goaltender Avery Gobbo. Before the end of the period, Luther gave the Sharks some insurance with his second of the night.
Early in the third period, U18 Hugo Fan beat Gobbo after some nice work from Jon Szychta to close the gap to 2. Szychta did all he can to carry the Tycoons but unfortunately, they were not able to mustard up much offence. MacAskill made it 5-2 when he ripped a shot into the top corner past Keung. Just like Szychta, Keung did what he could to give his team a chance but at the end, the flood gates opened. Chang with his second of the night, Connor and Luther with his hat trick, all were able to beat a frustrated Keung.
Wong did score one more just before the buzzer sounded but it was not enough. MacAskill’s leadership has the young Sharks firing on all cylinders and the results have been noticeable. With their win, combined with the Macau Aces loss, only 1 point separates the two teams in the team standings. Keung stopped 47 shots while Gobbo stopped 43.
The Three Stars:
1. Luther Daly - Sharks
2. Alyssa Ho - Sharks
3. Ben MacAskill - Sharks