Newsletter, November, 2019

Sam Szeto GoFundMe Appeal
HONG KONG, November, 2019
Our good friend, Hitmen and SCIHL goalie Sam Szeto was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer recently. We make a heartfelt appeal to support his cause by donating to the GoFundMe page that is run by Sam’s brother on his behalf. All the money raised will go towards treatment and care for Sam as he goes through the battle of his life. Sam is receiving quality care in Hong Kong, and we would appreciate any help you can provide him with along the way. You can visit the donation site by clicking on this link. Sam and his siblings post updates on his condition and all the details of the funding drive there. We wish you all the best Sam, the hockey community stands with you.
2019 Land of Smiles Tournament Recap
Bangkok, THAILAND – 23rd-26th Oct (Youth), 29th Oct-2nd Nov (Adult), 2019
The incredibly popular Land of Smiles tournament  in Bangkok hosted its highly anticipated 2019 edition spanning late October to early November. For the first time in its history, the tournament hosted a Youth Division the week before the regularly scheduled Senior competition.

Youth Divisions consisted of a U8, U10, U12 and U14 divisions where the up and coming talent in Asia got to showcase their skills in a new competition. Of particular note were the Thai youth teams, which have improved considerably since the last tournament they participated in.

The Adult competition had a staggering turnout with a total of 46 teams from around the world participating. Included this year were competitive and recreational divisions as well as a women’s division. Hong Kong sent two teams to Bangkok, the HK Tigers (competitive) and the HK Hitmen (recreational).

The HK Tigers managed to get all the way to the final of the top competitive division, where they eventually lost to a very strong Moscow Penguins team.

The HK Hitmen showcased their new jerseys as they went on to win the Consolation  Tier 1 final of the C Division defeating the Philippine Islanders team.

Another enjoyable and successful Land of Smiles tournament that lived up to the hype with a great turnout and plenty of competitive hockey. Powerplay Sports and Entertainment is proud to be a supporting partner for one of the most  prominent ice hockey tournaments in Asia.

For all the details on the Land of Smiles tournament, please click here

Greater Bay Hockey League (GBHL) Continues
Shenzhen, CHINA – 25th+26th October (U12), 8th+9th October (U8), 2019
The Greater Bay Hockey League continued its inaugural season with the opening fixtures for the U12 Division and U10 Division in late October and early November respectively. The first cross-border youth tournament to take place within South China, the league aims to give young players the opportunity to experience playing ice hockey against other teams in the region.

The U12 Division saw the Flying Dragons team  set the standard by winning all three fixtures over their weekend. In the U10 category, the Kunlun Red Star team won all 4 games in their division to top the standings.

The GBHL continues on the 29th of  November at Coastal Ice Rink where the U8 Division teams will play their next set of fixtures.

For all the details on the GBHL including stats and standings, please visit www.greaterbayhockeyleague.com

Greater Bay Championships 2 (GBC2) Announcement
HONG KONG – MAY, 2020
The second annual Greater Bay Championships have been announced and will take place in Hong Kong. Start getting your teams together, official team invites will be sent out shortly.

For further information and team registration, please visit www.greaterbaychampionships.com

Chilla in Manila Announcement
Manila, PHILIPPINES – 18th-20th June, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Chilla in Manila tournament has been scheduled for June 18th to 20th, 2020. This project is a collaboration of Hockey Philippines and Powerplay Sports and Entertainment. The event will feature two youth divisions as well as International, Asian and Women’s divisions. More details to follow. Pre-registration is open and can be done by emailing admin@powerplayse.com
Upcoming Events
  • Beach Bash (Pattaya) – Dec 11-14 – Youth – FULL
  • Northern Breakaway (Chiangmai) – Jan 31-Feb 2 – Adult and Youth
  • Choi Park Lai Inline Cup (Shunde, China) – Feb 28-29 – Adult and Youth
  • City of Angels (Over 35 Bangkok) – March 25-28 – Adult
  • CCM Thailand Cup (Bangkok) – March 29-April 1 – Youth
  • Frozen Bund Classic (Shanghai) – April 10-12 – Adult and Youth
  • Greater Bay Championships (Hong Kong) – May 7-23 – Adult, Teen, Youth
  • Asia Alliance Inline Hockey Cup (Taipei) – May 27-30 – Adult
  • Chilla in Manila (Philippines) – June 18-20 – Adult and Youth
Please visit www.powerplayse.com for information on events
Please contact admin@powerplayse.com to speak to us regarding upcoming events

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