Newsletter, July 2019

Newsletter, July 2019
PPSE @ NHL Draft, GBIHL Second Stop, SCIHL Announcement, CIHL Announcement, EHL Announcement + Upcoming Events
Powerplay Sports & Entertainment @ NHL Draft 2019
VANCOUVER, CANADA – 21st-22nd June, 2019

Powerplay Sports & Entertainment CEO Keith Fong attended the 2019 NHL Draft that was held in Vancouver this summer. As an alumni of the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI), Fong was able to meet several NHL executives including Tampa Bay Lightening GM Julien Brisbois, Mark Chipman of the Winnipeg Jets, former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Johnston and NHL alumni John Michael Liles.

The NHL draft is split into two draft days; Friday night is reserved for the first round picks of each team making their way on stage to put on their new team jerseys, while Saturday consists of draft pick announcements for rounds 2-7 at the NHL teams draft tables. Players drafted in the 2nd to 7th round meet their respective teams on the draft floor.

‘It was a great experience to attend the NHL Draft. Thank you to BHI for making this possible. Look forward to the day when more players from Asia are drafted into the NHL.”

Overall, a great experience for Fong as he got to experience the draft and the associated draft day dealings up close and see how a professionally run draft day is conducted at the highest level.

Greater Bay Inline Hockey League, Second Stop
SHUNDE, CHINA – 28th-30th June, 2019
The second stop of the GBIHL took place at a sweltering Shunde roller hockey rink, where the second set of round robin games between Shunde, Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen took place.

The league continued with teams fighting to get points after the first stop that took place in Macau earlier in June. Some very closely fought games saw the hosts Shunde and Macau pick up two wins and a loss each to keep the standings tight at the top of the league. The highlight of this round of games came in Shunde pulling off a thrilling 7-6 win over the Macau team on home turf after Macau mounted a strong late comeback.

After two stops, and with two more destinations to go, Hong Kong and Macau sit atop the league with 8 points from 6 games, while Shunde sit in 3rd with 6 points and Shenzhen on 2. For full stats and standings, please visit

Special thanks again to Wheel Hub Asia who are sponsoring a set of wheels to the MVP of each stop of the GBIHL. This weekends MVP award belongs to Josh Ho of the Shunde team.

The GBIHL will continue with its next stop in October in Hong Kong. Stay tuned for details.

South China Ice Hockey League (SCIHL) Announcement

Registration for the 2019/20 SCIHL season is now OPEN. Players are welcome to apply for their spot in the upcoming season through the following link: League games take place on Sunday evenings and are played 4 on 4 at Elements Ice Rink in West Kowloon. The league offers a good mix of fun and competitive hockey with a draft held at the start of the season to ensure even competition between the 6 teams.

The SCIHL is supported by the China Hockey Group who generously provide the league with digital technology support and game officials

China Ice Hockey League (CIHL) Registration Announcement
HONG KONG – July, 2019

With the growing popularity of ice hockey in Hong Kong, the CIHL was established in 2011 as the first full contact ice hockey league in Hong Kong. The CIHL consists of 4 teams, the Hong Kong Tycoons, Kowloon Warriors, South China Sharks, and Macau Aces, representing the South China region.

Registration for the 2019-2020 season will be LIVE this Friday!  Visit

Empire Summer Hockey League
Due to popular demand, the Empire Hockey League will hold a shortened summer league at Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po starting from August. If you are interested in playing please follow this link: Games take place on Thursdays and are a 3 on 3 format. Great for fitness and a good fun league for all skill levels.
Upcoming Events
  • 2019-20 Greater Bay Hockey League (Youth) – September-April
  • SCIHL / CIHL / HKIHL Draft Day – Saturday, September 7th, Location TBC
  • Greater Bay Inline Hockey League – Hong Kong, October 11th-12th
  • Land of Smiles Tournament – Bangkok
    • Youth – October 23rd-26th
    • Adult – October 30th-November 2nd
  • Hong Kong Inline Cup –
    • Youth – November 13th-16th
    • Adult – November 20th-23rd
  • Beach Bash (4 on 4 youth) – Pattaya, December 11th-14th

For more detailed information on events, please visit
For any questions or queries regarding any upcoming events, please email us at

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