Newsletter, April 2021

Hockey Night in Canada Multilingual Feature
HONG KONG – April 24th, 2021

This past weekend, Hockey Night in Canada was broadcast across the globe in 7 different languages to celebrate the ever growing hockey community worldwide. PPSE CEO Keith Fong was the colour commentator for the Cantonese broadcast, featuring alongside SCIHL goalie Scott Yang who did the play-by -play commentary. The other foreign languages televised included Arabic, German, Hindi, Mandarin, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Multilingual commentary covered two games, with the early game showcasing the Leafs vs the Jets followed by the late game where the Canucks took on the Senators.

Overall, a fantastic experience and great opportunity to share the sport we love with a broader audience. We hope to continue participating in events of this nature that allow the sport of hockey to grow globally.

SCIHL Update
Elements, HONG KONG – April, 2021

The SCIHL ended their regular season in April, securing the playoff seedings and setting up the rush to the playoffs. InetASIA ended comfortably securing top spot in the league with a whopping 6 point lead over second placed Sapporo. CHG and Bravo followed in the standings meaning Bravo take on top seed InetASIA, while Sapporo take on CHG in the best-of-three semifinals of the playoffs.

Sam Wai Raptors and newcomers JOG Sports miss the playoffs but will play out a series to determine who gets the top pick in next year’s draft. This is a surprise for Sam Wai, as the reigning back-to-back champions will relinquish their title to a new team this year.

In a tight race for the scoring title, Francois Esterhuizen put a big final night to edge out Mike Yoshino in the scoring race by just 2 points despite Yoshino missing 4 games in the season due to injury. InetASIA’s Ray Loo ended up with the most wins and lowest goals against average among goalies, but may miss significant games in the playoffs due to a lingering injury. This may put a damper on a flying InetASIA team and their quest to take home the championship.

For more information on the league and standings, please visit www.SCIHL.com or download the app on your phone

Hockey Icon Upcoming Launch
HONG KONG – April, 2021
PPSE will be launching their new merchandising project in the coming month – Hockey Icon. Stay tuned for further details on this exciting new project.
League Updates
Hong Kong – April, 2021

The following leagues have resumed play following the lifting of the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Inline Hockey League (HKIHL)
The HKIHL has completed their regular season for both D1 and D2, with the two Homely teams taking home the regular season champion titles in both divisions. The D1 team in particular looks to be solid favourites heading into the playoffs, as they ride an 8 game winning streak and look unstoppable at present. For more details, please visit www.hkinlinehockey.com.

China Ice Hockey League (CIHL)
Hong Kong’s premier hockey league continues its rush to the playoffs, with the Macau Aces heading up the standings followed by the Hong Kong Tycoons and Kowloon Warriors. The Tycoons look to be making a late surge for the top of the league as they ride a 4 game winning streak into the final games of the season. The South China Sharks on the other hand, have struggled this season and find themselves out of the playoff picture. For further information, visit www.CIHL.com.

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