Siam Hockey League enters second season

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Games in the fast paced Siam Hockey League take place every week in Bangkok. (Photo/Tadamasa Nagayama0
Games in the fast paced Siam Hockey League take place every week in Bangkok. (Photo/Tadamasa Nagayama0

The Siam Hockey League (SHL), Thailand’s most competitive ice hockey league, has entered its second season with a schedule running through to a championship final to be held on March 17, 2018.

Early favorites for the title are Expedia (formerly SC Titanium) as captain Mike Wilson, and league-leading scorer and SHL President John Schachnovsky, return along with a core veteran defense, which will make this team very hard to beat.

Along with Wilson, all four captains from last year have returned with Justin St. Denis helming the new Hertz squad (formerly Hooters Nana); Patrik Lundback, who last year won the REV RUNNR trophy as the SHL’s best defenseman, is back leading Aware; and Brad Wilson is captaining the Sukhumvit Spitfires again.

The league will not only feature the best expat players in Thailand, but a large number of the Thai national team players will play in the SHL as will their Finnish coach, the superb blueliner, Juhani Ijas.

NHL defenseman and two-time Stanley Cup champion Johnny Oduya has graciously sponsored an annual SHL scholarship and this year’s winner is Chayutapon Kulrat, a member of the Thai National Team.

Admission for spectators is free and all games take place at the Rink on the 7th floor of Central Grand Rama 9, on either Thursday or Sunday nights, with the first game starting at 8:30pm and the second game at 9:30pm.

For more information, visitwebsite: www.siamhockeyleague.com .