Newsletter, March 2019

2019 Choi Park Lai Inline Cup Summary
SHUNDE, CHINA – March 1st-3rd, 2019

– Written by The Enigma
The inaugural Choi Park Lai Inline Cup was held earlier this month in Shunde, China; a town situated near Guangzhou. The tournament was organized by Powerplay Sports & Entertainment and supported by AngYu Sports Academy and Stilmat. This tournament is dedicated to the late Mr. Choi Park Lai, who is a Gold Bauhinia Star Medal recepient and renowned Fengshui master who inspired and supported his grandson Oliver Choi to promote and develop inline hockey in Shunde.

The tournament consisted of 8 teams, 4 in the adult division and 4 in the U10 youth division. Hong Kong was represented in Shunde by one adult team (ONYX 852) and one youth team (Hockey Life HK). The young Hockey Life HK team managed to snag a bronze medal, while ONYX 852 had a close fought encounter with a strong AngYu team in the final where they came up just short in a 6-5 scoreline to take home the silver.

In addition to having two teams from HK playing in the competition, China Hockey Group (CHG) also provided 3 referees from Hong Kong to officiate the event.

This tournament is targeted to be a mainstay in the Shunde inline calendar, with the next iteration of the event targeted for February 2020.

From top left clockwise (1.) 2019 Choi Park Lai Inline Cup Opening Ceremony (2.) AngYu (white) and ONYX 852 (pink) Finals photo (3.) Oliver Choi (left) and Keith Fong (right) (4.) Hockey Life HK team photo
NHL Alumni Easter Camp Announcement
HONG KONG – February 2019
The China Hockey Group (CHG) will be running its annual NHL Alumni Easter Camp from April 20 to 22 at Mega Ice in Kowloon Bay, led by former NHL player and American Hockey League Hall of Fame member Brad Smyth. The camp also features Jennifer MacAskill of the Worcester Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). Jen, who is an Assistant Coach of the Manhattanville College Women’s Team, has lifelong experience and a complete understanding of the women’s game. MacAskill is an invaluable member of the NHL Alumni Easter Camp coaching team and will place specific focus on advancing women’s hockey in Hong Kong and Southern China.

The 2019 NHL Alumni Easter Camp will be divided into U8 and U13 age groups with exceptions made based on skill level and availability. In addition to the on ice sessions, dry land training and team building components will also be included at the camp.

Pre-register your child today with Jeff at jeff@hktigers.com for Hong Kong’s premier youth hockey camp!

Upcoming Events
The 2019 Greater Bay Championships is coming to Shenzhen. Youth divisions – May 2nd-4th and Adult divisions May 9th-11th. Pre-registration is now open.  Visit www.GreaterBayChampionships.com or email admin@powerplayse.com for registration and further details
Powerplay is excited to work with Asia Ice Events on several exciting events in 2019. Please check out the full schedule as shown here and contact us if you require any further information
Pavel Barber is back in Bangkok for 2019 doing camps for various age groups (April 22nd-26th). Please email admin@powerplayse.com for further details
Pavel Barber will be in Kuala Lumpur from April 28th-30th. Please email admin@powerplayse.com for more information
The 2019 Tropical Freeze youth tournament takes place in Bangkok from the 10th to 13th of July. Please visit www.AsiaIceEvents.com for registration and information
The highly renowned Land of Smiles tournament in Bangkok celebrates its 25th annual tournament this year. Youth divisions run from October 23rd to 26th and Adult divisions run from October 29th to November 2nd. For registration and more information click here
The 3-on-3 Empire Hockey League at Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po begins March 21st. For further information and registration please email admin@powerplayse.com

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