AS the Sport Corner, Siam Hockey League (SHL) reached mid-season AWARE was sitting atop the standings with an 8-2 record; the Sukhumvit Spitfires were in the second spot at 5-5; Expedia was third with a 4-6 mark, and Hertz was at the foot of the table with a 3-7 record.
Expedia’s Juhani Ijas and Hertz’s Andy Brine were leading the stats race with 12 points each; Expedia’s Jordan Ashton and AWARE’s Devin Michael were tied for second with 10 points and AWARE’s Phanuruj (Phu) Suwachirat, the early candidate for SHL rookie-of-the-year honors, was in third spot with 9 points.
AWARE is looking like the team to beat as we head towards the SHL championship on March 17th. Despite using three different goaltenders, the team has gelled like no other. While other squads have been dogged by injuries or absences, the Patrik Lundback-led AWARE squad just seems to find ways to win. And speedster Corry Day continues to play as if he’s continually dipping into the fountain of youth. Nearing 50, Corry skates like a player in his early twenties, using that speed to score some highlight reel goals.
Come check out the SHL action if you can: games are Thursday and Sunday nights and are played at the Rink, 7th floor, Central Grand Rama IX; admission is free.