AHL……. Day 5
NZL Development were eliminated after their 3rd loss of the campaign. S.A. Hotshots beat them by 4-0 to ensure they have no hopes of qualifying with their last game coming off tomorrow. VIC Vikings ensured they seal top spot in Pool A and advance to the medal round after seeing off QLD Blades. Arunasalam, Ciriello and Kleinschmidt all scored to ensure that a goal each from Anderson and Bell not enough to earn a point for the blades. They emerged winners beating them by 3-2 at the Perth hockey stadium pitch 2.
In Pool B, India Development Umar’s 6th minute strike was cancelled by Lockley in the 34th minute. The game ended India Development 1-1 NT Stingers. Last year’s finalist and host WA Thundersticks lost their 2nd game of the campaign to NSW Waratahs. Mitton’s 12th minute strike was not enough to keep hopes of a 12th league title for Thundersticks as Govers and Craig scored in the dying minutes to hand Waraths all 3points.
Results 2nd October, 2017.
- S.A. Hotshots 4-0 NZL Development
- QLD Blades 2-3 VIC Vikings
- India Development 1-1 NT Stingers
- NSW Waratahs 2-1 WA Thundersticks
The final pool games is scheduled tomorrow as the Blades and Tigers battle their opponents S.A. Hotshots and NZL Development respectively to see who joins the Vikings to the medal round in Pool A. In Pool B, NSW Waratahs face NT Stingers while India Development face Canberra Lakers.
Fixtures 3rd October, 2017.
- Tassie Tigers vs NZL Development
- QLD Blades vs S.A. Hotshots
- NSW Waratahs vs NT Stingers
- Canberra Lakers vs India Development