BOTTOM of the table side Tenaga continued to struggle in the Division One of the Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation (MIHF) league at the Pyramid Ice Rink in Sunway recently.
In the penultimate match to complete their fixtures, KL Tigers hit a dozen goals past Tenaga for a convincing 12-4 victory.
Patrick McDonald was the top scorer for KL Tigers contributing five goals (10th, 18th, 21st, 36th and 38th) in the encounter decided over three periods of 15 minutes each.
In the opening period, KL Tigers took only two minutes to get ahead through St Germain while Kent Newman added two more goals in the fifth and eighth minute.
Martin Koloc also netted four goals (15th, 37th, 39th and 44th) for KL Tigers.
National captain Gary Tan, who also guided Tenaga in the defeat, admitted the side still lacked depth to challenge the three other sides in the Division One contest.
Earlier in September, Tenaga achieved their best run with 3-3 draw against KL Tigers. So far, they have yet to produce a win throughout the league.
“They are working hard, training up to three times a week to prepare for the league. But, they do not have the experience in controlling the play and make the opportunities count with clinical finishing. Several of them are serious contenders to vie for positions in the national team,” added Tan, who also netted a goal in the 13th minute after Yu Boone See opened the account for Tenaga in eighth minute.
Despite a goalless period in between, Tenaga chalked up another two consolation goals with a goal each from Yu (36th) and Peter Yip (43rd).
Meanwhile, Dexion Wildcats line-up with top national players in the side went down 2-4 against league leaders KL Cobras in the other encounter.
For the upcoming league matches on Dec 9, Wildcats will take KL Tigers while KL Cobras are wrapping up the fixtures against Tenaga.
And it will be a tight finish for the top three positions in the standings before moving on into the semi-finals on Dec 16 followed by the final scheduled on Dec 19.