Newsletter, August 2021

The 2021 Hot Pot Tournament Recap
Discovery Bay, HONG KONG – August 16th-28th, 2021
August saw the successful opening campaign for the Hot Pot Draft Tournament held at the new DB Rink in Discovery Bay. Featuring U11 and U13 divisions along with an Adult division that would separate itself in to two divisions, players and spectators enjoyed a fun filled couple weeks that introduced tournament hockey to Discovery Bay.

The unique concept of the Hot Pot Tournament is that players can request to play with a friend, where they will both be drafted onto the same team for the duration of the tournament. This brings with it smoother team dynamics while encouraging a fun atmosphere for youths and adults alike.

The youth divisions kicked off the tournament on the 16th of August starting with the U11’s followed by the U13’s the day after. Later that week, the adult tournament begun, culminating in a Saturday evening blockbuster on August 28th where all four finals would take place (U11, U13, Adult D1, Adult D2).

In the U11 division, the top seeded South China Sharks team required overtime to defeat a fiesty Macau Aces squad that had been on a hot streak. Mitchell Smyth delivered the OT winner in front of a packed DB Rink crowd.

In the U13 division, the Macau Aces team started slowly losing their first 2 games of the tournament. That did not stop them romping through the rest of the competition however, as they then won 4 games in a row including an impressive finals win over the top seeded Kowloon Warriors with a 3-2 scoreline. Ethan Chen collected the game winning goal and his second of the game with time winding down to win the Hot Pot Championship for the Aces.

The Adult division split into two divisions after the round robin stage was complete, with the Warriors, Bravo and Sam Wai playing it out for the Division 2 crown while the Aces, Sharks and Sapporo battled it out for the Division 1 Championship.

The Division 2 final saw an experienced Sam Wai team battle the young guns of the Kowloon Warriors, with experience coming out on top this time as Sam Wai won 4-2. The game winning goal came courtesy of the father-son combo of Jim and Michael Wong, with Michael scoring assisted by has father.

The Division 1 final saw a heavily favoured Macau Aces side take on a scrappy Sapporo team that they had beaten 8-1 in the first game of the tournament. While the scoreline was not that one sided in the final, the veterans of the Aces had too much firepower as they won 5-2 to take home the Championship. Blake Steel completed his comeback after a prolonged layoff from hockey to score the game winning goal in the final.

We would like to sincerely thank all of those that participated in the Hot Pot Tournament, all the staff that helped at the tournament as well as all the staff at DB Rink for making this tournament such a success. We look forward to future competitions at the beautiful new DB Rink.

With the success of the recent tournament, we are pleased to announce the dates of the Christmas Edition of the Hot Pot Tourney which will be held from December 27th to 30th. Please stay tuned for details.

SCIHL Registration 2021/22
HONG KONG – August, 2021
The South China Ice Hockey League is expanding, and now features 3 divisions to choose from located at Discovery Bay (Division 1), Elements (Division 2) and MegaBox (Division 3).  All three divisions will have teams determined by a draft system, and registration for all divisions is now open to everyone.

Please visit https://www.scihl.com/registration-2021-22.php for further information and registration. For any questions or queries, please email admin@powerplayse.com.

HKIHL Registration 2021/22
YMCA King’s Park, HONG KONG – August, 2021
Registration is now open for the Hong Kong Inline Hockey League (HKIHL) organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports and managed by Powerplay Sports & Entertainment.

The 2021/22 season will draft in mid-September, with the first puck drop in October. As with last season, there will be two divisions, with Division 1 being held on Tuesday nights and Division 2 being held on Monday nights. All games are held at YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre near Jordan MTR.

For further details please visit https://www.hkinlinehockey.com/news/2021-2022-hkihl-season or email admin@powerplayse with any queries.

CIHL Opening Night 2021
Discovery Bay, HONG KONG – September 25th, 2021
Hong Kong’s elite hockey competition the China Ice Hockey League (CIHL) hosts its first opening night at the new DB Rink as they transition to their new Discovery Bay location. Come down and experience the best hockey Hong Kong has to offer, we look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about the CIHL, please visit www.CIHL.com

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