Bravo Sports Club

Bravo Clinched 3rd Place In Dramatic Fashion

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Bravo fans celebrating after the 1-0 shoot out win over HKCAD

Entering last Sunday’s Hong Kong Amateur Hockey League game, Bravo needed only a win to qualify for the playoffs and to secure a 3rd-place finish for the regular season.

Their opponent HKCAD was battling hard for the last and final playoff berth, so Bravo captain Murphy Cheung have already expected a tough battle.  “HKCAD always play a rough game.  Add to the fact that they have beaten WIHO the week before, they will certainly be aggressive this game.”

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Bravo fans will die to see our Holy Goalie perform the Haka War Dance on ice.

Bravo Gladiator Michael Shoong returned to the lineup after missing 1024 games due to a brain-related injury.  Point man Mark McKeown had to work to pay for his league fees, and Holy Goalie Antony “Lamo” Chan went to New Zealand in order to learn the Haka war dance.  The team granted his leave after Lamo promised to perform the dance before every game for the rest of this season.  Virginia Wong, starting goalie of the 2013 IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia Championship Team, was called-up to fill in Lamo’s spot.

To everyone’s surprise, both team started the game conservatively but Bravo soon picked up pace and started pressuring HKCAD.  At the end of the game, shots on goals was a record 24-4 for Bravo — surely a team record.  It was the spectacular performance from HKCAD goalie Richard Ng that kept the game scoreless.

In the shoot-outs, John Ng scored the only goal for Bravo, and Championship goalie Virginia Wong stopped all 3 shots against HKCAD.

Bravo is now guaranteed 3rd place in league standings regardless of the results of the remaining regular season.  They will use their remaining 2 games to fine tune their team and prepare themselves for the playoffs.

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