THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket-Hong Kong Kong Hitmen take Gulf of Siam Consolation Final

ICE HOCKEY: Four players from the local ice hockey team the Phuket Jets traveled to Pattaya this past weekend to play in the second annual Gulf of Siam Ice Hockey Classic, staged at The Rink, on the 5th floor of Pattaya’s Harbor Mall on Pattaya Klang Rd. The 4-on-4 competition proved to be a thrilling format for fans and players alike.

Ice-Hockey
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 10:23AM


ICE HOCKEY: Four players from the local ice hockey team the Phuket Jets traveled to Pattaya this past weekend to play in the second annual Gulf of Siam Ice Hockey Classic, staged at The Rink, on the 5th floor of Pattaya’s Harbor Mall on Pattaya Klang Rd. The 4-on-4 competition proved to be a thrilling format for fans and players alike.

Four teams competed in the tournament: the hometown Pattaya Destroyers; Jellonas, a team filled with predominately Finnish expats; the Phuket / Hong Kong squad; and the Bangkok Flying Farangs featuring organisers Scott Whitcomb and Adrian Meyers from Jogsports.

The Phuket players making the trip were Joe Burgess, Mike Forbes, Michael Yakut, and Martin Melnichuk. They joined forces with Hong Kong and the team had a very international make-up with players from Canada, Scotland, China, Hong Kong, Slovakia and Russia.

The Phuket squad lost to Bangkok’s Flying Farangs 4-1 in the first game: then Pattaya 15-2 in their second match; before losing to Jellonas 10-5 in their final round-robin.

But the consolation final saw the Phuket-Hong Kong Hitmen take revenge on the Jellonas squad for beating them in the round-robin tourney by defeating them by almost the same score 10-6 to take third place overall.

It was the Hitmen’s first victory in the tourney and Michael Azipnikov lead the way with five goals with James Cox minding the twine for the Hitmen in the victory. Tuomas Kylama has two goals for Jellonas in a losing cause, who lost their starting goalie Jason Cotsmire to injury early in the tourney and had to borrow Pattaya’s back-up goalies to complete the tourney.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

Pattaya stormed out of the gate winning their first two games last Friday (May 18) by big scores of 10-2 over Jellonas and 15-2 over the Phuket-Hong Kong Hitmen. It looked they would cruise to the championship. But late last Saturday afternoon (May 19), they met a very determined Bangkok squad, who because of their round-robin overtime loss to Jellonas, had to beat Pattaya to advance to the final and they did so with a 5-2 triumph over the Destroyers.

That set up a rematch for the championship game between the Flying Farangs and the Pattaya squad. The Destroyers, led by captain Michael Nakvachara, regrouped in their dressing room determined to make up for its mistakes in the final round-robin game.

The championship game started much the same way as the final round-robin game with Bangkok taking an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Mike Wilson. But then the tide turned, and Pattaya scored four unanswered goals with John McHugh netting two markers and Sebastien Verdy and Aaron Vuorma adding singles.

The final was 4-1 for Pattaya and the tourney MVP was young Finnish goalie Samuel Pekkala who was outstanding in the final game turning aside 20 of the 21 saves he faced, including four penalty shots. In this tournament, if players drew penalties, instead of their team going shorthanded for two minutes, the opposing team was immediately awarded a penalty shot.

The Bangkok squad featured Scott Whitcomb, Adrian Meyers, and Scott Murray from last year’s Jogsports Jerseys winning squad. They also had Siam Hockey League (SHL) captains Brad Wilson (the Sukhumvit Spitfires) and Mike Wilson (Expedia), so they were a force to be reckoned with. But all credit to the Pattaya Destroyers for coming back and winning their hometown tourney. The Destroyers had Oleg Kabokov in their line-up; he played in the KHL with former NHL star Jaromir Jagr.

The tournament was organised by Asia Ice Events, with co-sponsors Jogsports and SWOT. The Phuket team will stage their own 3-on-3 tourney in late August at their rink in Phuket’s Boat Lagoon.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

That's excellent news RDD2. Perhaps now you can tell us what it signifies. If it is part of the ...(Read More)


Brit expat charged for horrific Phuket accident

Whats the problem about the damage at the car ? The car was at the overtake line and the pedestrian ...(Read More)


Brit expat charged for horrific Phuket accident

He was dragged over 40 meters,body parts spread all over the street,heavy damage done to the front o...(Read More)


Brit expat charged for horrific Phuket accident

Yes, khun Wiesel, and we drive on Phuket on the left side of the road. Correct? I meet often motorbi...(Read More)


American tourist in ICU after Krabi rock climbing fall

As a patient I would be shocked to be visited by all these admirals and generals in there top heavy ...(Read More)


Brit expat charged for horrific Phuket accident

Yup. We drive on the left in Thailand (even though so many Thais seem to think otherwise) so the dam...(Read More)


American tourist in ICU after Krabi rock climbing fall

Sadly, he did not make it. He was newlywed on his honeymoon, young Doctor from Florida...(Read More)


Brit expat charged for horrific Phuket accident

Kurt, does not every street have a left and a right side??...(Read More)


Brit expat charged for horrific Phuket accident

Seen the damage of the car at the drivers side it makes to think that the rubbish collector ( RIP) w...(Read More)


Visa on arrival fees to be waived

is it an Chinese government stimulated avoidance or boycott like in the case of South Korea, or simp...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018