Newsletter, February, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
February, 2020
In regards to the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus, several events have been postponed until further notice. We are monitoring the situation seriously as our first priority is the safety and health of all our participants and anyone associated with our events.

Government regulations from each country will vary and may result in travel restrictions. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you check for the latest updates as restrictions may occur on short notice.

We are confident that the situation will improve soon and we want to thank everyone for their continued support through these challenging times.

Northern Breakaway Tournament Roundup
Chiang Mai, THAILAND – 31st January-2nd February, 2020
The inaugural Northern Breakaway Tournament took place in the famed “Rose of the North” city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The 4 on 4 format tournament managed to garner an impressive turnout with 20 teams from across Asia participating. Teams from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand were joined by players from Indonesia in both Youth and Adult divisions as well as a skills competition for the youngsters.

A thoroughly enjoyable tournament for everyone that attended, with a fun chance for many of the kids that play to also watch their coaches in action at same tournament. Thank you to all that participated and all the staff involved in helping out with a great event.

Division Champions
Adult: Chiang Mai Jokers
U14: Bangkok Warriors
U12: Chiang Mai
U10: Bangkok Warriors
U8: Bangkok Hawks

SCIHL Update
Elements, HONG KONG – February, 2020
The South China Ice Hockey League heads into its final stretch as the coming weekend rounds out the regular season with the last set of games before the playoffs. It is the usual suspects as last year’s finalists Sam Wai Raptors (defending champions) and Sapporo have secured the 1 and 2 seed respectively, while Bravo and Rula Live secured their playoff spots over last weekends games. That unfortunately means that InetAsia and China Hockey Group miss the playoffs after a hard fought season and will see each other in the consolation playoff for next year’s highly coveted first overall pick at next year’s draft.

Rula Live and Bravo still have something to play for in their last regular season game, as results will determine who will finish in the third seed spot to face Sapporo, and the fourth seed spot to face the streaking Raptors.

Sitting alone at the top of the scoring charts is Rula Live’s Jason Klotz (22 points) who is also tied for the league lead in goals (14) with Sapporo newcomer Francois Esterhuizen (20 points). The scoring title is still wide open with Bravo’s CJ Gamble and Sapporo’s assist king Justin Kuok both just one point behind Klotz (both on 21 points).

Star goalie Grant Phillips has enjoyed an outstanding season so far, posting an 8-1 record with Sam Wai and a very respectable 2.54 GAA, while Sapporo goalie Kevin Rushton holds the second best record at 6-4 with a 2.94 GAA.

The league gets down to real business on March 1st when the playoffs start, as the best-of-3 series semi-finals kick off. The one game SCIHL Final takes place on Saturday March 21st at 8:00pm in Elements shopping mall, with any and all welcome to come watch any of the games on show.

For further information on scheduling, stats and scores, please visit www.SCIHL.com

Greater Bay Hockey League (GBHL) Update
Shenzhen, CHINA – February, 2020
We continue to monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus in the Greater Bay area. Recently, the Secretary for Education in Hong Kong extended school closures until March 16. As a result, we will be postponing the GBHL games that are scheduled in March. These games will be rescheduled once the situation is under control.

We hope to get the kids back on the ice playing hockey and being active as soon as possible. However, the safety and health of our young children and youth remain our top priority. We will continue to monitor and review on a 2-week basis and update families accordingly.

We thank you for your understanding during this challenging period. Stay safe!

For all the details on the GBHL including stats and standings, please download the iOS app on the iTunes store by searching “GBHL” or visit www.greaterbayhockeyleague.com

1st Annual Across the Pond Hockey Trivia Night
Central, Hong Kong – 28th March, 2020
Upcoming Events
Ice Hockey

  • City of Angels (Bangkok) – Mar 25-28 – Adult (Over 35)
  • CCM Thailand Cup (Bangkok) – Apr 6-9 – Youth (U10, U12, U14)
  • Chilla in Manila (Philippines) – June 18-20 – Adult (International, Asian, Women) and Youth (U10, U12)
  • Tropical Freeze (Bangkok) – July 8-11 – Youth (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15)
  • Land of Smiles (Bangkok) – Oct 21-24 (Youth) Oct 28-31 (Adult) – Adult (Div A, B, C, D) Youth (U9, U11, U13, U15)
  • Beach Bash (Pattaya) – Dec 9-12 – Youth (U9, U11, U13, U15)

Inline Hockey

  • Asia Alliance Inline Hockey Cup (Taipei) – May 27-30 – Adult (International A,B, Asian)
Please visit www.powerplayse.com for information on events
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