Newsletter, February 2019

Newsletter, February 2019
Beijing Pond Hockey Tournament, BHLHK Announcement + Upcoming Events
Kung Hei Fat Choi and a Happy Lunar New Year to our Powerplay Sports & Entertainment family. Wishing you all the best in the Year of the Pig.
Beijing Pond Hockey Tournament
WATER TOWN, GUBEI – January 18th-19th, 2019

– Written by The Enigma

The 7th Annual Beijing Pond Hockey Tournament located in Gubei Water Town took place over two days in January overlooking the breathtaking scenery of The Great Wall of China.

Organized by CanLife Sports & Entertainment and supported by Powerplay Sports & Entertainment, this unique outdoor rink experience was a fun filled weekend with plenty of teams in fancy dress to go with an incredible environment to play hockey in.

A traditionally popular event, 16 teams from around Asia competed on the two outdoor rinks in a 4 on 4 shinny format where the teams were divided into four divisions. Each division consisting of four teams would play a round robin tournament, where the top team from each division would compete for the A Cup, the runners-up would compete for the B Cup, third place for the C Cup and fourth place for the D Cup.

HK Hitmen sent a team to the tournament consisting of players from Hong Kong, a player from Manila and a player from the USA where they managed to win the C Cup Championship.

Overall, it proved to be a fantastic experience for all those involved and next year’s iteration is already highly anticipated by hockey players across Asia. For the full interview by event organizer Curtis Dracz on this year’s tournament as well as the future of the event, please click here to view the video.

China Hockey Group Launches Scotiabank Ball Hockey League
HONG KONG – January 2019

The China Hockey Group (CHG) and Scotiabank will be partnering with local schools in the launch of the Scotiabank Ball Hockey League. The BHL will be a U18 league with both male and female divisions commencing in March of this year at King’s Park YMCA in Kowloon. Teams will be modelled after the CIHL, with jerseys being provided by the league and teams coached by current players. The aim of the league is to further grow the ball hockey community in Hong Kong.

Spots are limited. For more information please visit

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Upcoming Events
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
The Empire Hockey League (EHL) will start at the end of February and features 3 on 3 hockey at the Dragon Centre in Sham Shui Po. Games are on Thursday nights. Interested players or teams, please email
The Choi Park Lai Inline Cup will take place in Shunde, China from March 1st-3rd. There are still a few spots left for those interested in participating. For further enquiries, please contact
The Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports is holding tryouts for the Hong Kong National Inline Hockey Team on March 9th and March 16th. For details on eligibility and registration, please email
The Hong Kong Inline Championships will take place March 17th 2019 at the Choi Hung Road Inline Hockey Rink. Competition open to U-10 and U-15 teams. Registration is HK$1000 per team, deadline for registration is February 15th. Please email for further details or registration
YouTube and social media star Pavel Barber will make his return to Asia in 2019. He will be hosting camps in Shunde, China (April 20th), Bangkok, Thailand (April 22nd-26th) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 28th-30th) with further locations to be announced. Stay tuned for more information
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. Email for registration and further details

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