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Shoonger The Gladiator Woke Up And Scored Two

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Michael “The Gladiator” Shoong scored two goals for Bravo, player-manager Scott Yang scored an end-to-end goal, and Antony “Lamo” Chan wielded his Hair Power ™ to hold 2nd-place Merit to a 3-3 tie.

Bravo continued with their high-risk “Lollipop” tactics and relied on super-goalie Lamo for the third game in a row.  Surely Lamo delivered and ended the game with a 87% save percentage, making 23 saves in just 36 minutes of game play.

It was Michael “The Gladiator” Shoong who shone when he scored early in the first period with a wrist shot from the blue line.  Edmund Chu of Merit would answer The Gladiator’s challenge with a goal, also in the first period.  It was The Gladiator who had the last laugh when he jammed in his second goal of the night with only 17 seconds remaining in the first period.

Both teams did not score again until late in the second period.  With forward HKF in the penalty box serving a 2-minute minor penalty for interference, player-manager Scott Yang intercepted a pass in his own zone, carried it all the way into the other net and scored against Merit goalie Andy Mak.  That goal put Bravo over a surprised Merit  by a score of 3-1.

Just when everyone thought Bravo would end the game with a huge upset, Merit fought back in the third period and showed why they were 2nd in league standings.  Merit forward Darren Mong started the comeback with a goal around 5 minutes remaining in the game, then Jonathan Chang completed the comeback by scoring the tying goal with just 42 seconds left in the game.

No one scored in the ensuing shoot-out and both teams went home with one point in each of their pockets.  Merit would remain in 2nd place with 14 points, and Bravo would remain in 4th place with 8 points.  Bravo is now 1 point behind 3rd-place WIHO and 7 points ahead of last-place HKCAD (formerly SWAG).

Doug Crang played the role of a “DMF” in place of injured captain Murphy Cheung and did not score.  He slipped to 2nd place in league scoring, 1 point behind AIH forward Michael Liu.

Bravo would play their last game of 2013 this coming Sunday at 10:15 pm.  They face the top team of the division, AIH, who are still unbeatable thus far this season.

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