Newsletter, June 2019

Greater Bay Inline Hockey League (GBIHL)
MACAU – 7th-8th June, 2019

– Written by The Enigma

The inaugural season of the GBIHL kicked off on the 7th of June as Macau played host to the 4 teams competing for the title of being named the Greater Bay area’s best inline hockey team. Organized and managed by Powerplay Sports and Entertainment in collaboration with the Roller Sports Federations of the Greater Bay area; the league features regional representatives from Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau and Foshan Shunde.

The league format consists of a round robin set of games in each location of the competing regions. At the conclusion of the 4 sets of round robin games (12 games total per team), points are tallied for each team in a league table to determine seeding for the following playoffs. Semi-finals are a best of 3 series, and the showpiece final will be a one off game to determine the champion. Macau were the host of the first leg of the league, with the next series of games taking place in Shunde from June 28th to 30th.

The opening set of games in Macau were keenly contested and an exciting round robin saw Hong Kong come out on top as they won all 3 games. This included a nail-biting win over Macau, where team HK managed to hang on for a 3-2 win.

Justin Ho Yin Yeung from the Macau team took home the MVP award for the weekend after racking up 9 points in just 3 games, and was given a set of wheels sponsored by Wheel Hub Asia for coming up as the tournaments best player. Wheel Hub will continue to gift a set of wheels to the tournament MVP at each location of the GBIHL.

The GBIHL is also supported by Bauer Hong Kong, the official equipment supplier for the GBIHL.

For all the stats and standings, please visit

CIHL, SCIHL, HKIHL Awards Summary
KENNEDY TOWN, HONG KONG – 18th May, 2019
The winter season of the CIHL, SCIHL and HKIHL concluded with the annual awards ceremony held at 11Westside in Kennedy Town. Organized by the China Hockey Group, the event was well attended with a great atmosphere as representatives from the three leagues showed up to honour the outstanding performers of the regular season and playoffs. A big thank you to those that attended and all the support throughout the season.

CIHL Award Winners
Top ForwardMarcus von Sydow (Scotiabank South China Sharks)
Top DefensemanDavid Belluche (AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors
Top GoalieLiam Moorfield-Yee (Manulife Macau Aces)
Regular Season MVPJordan So (Scotiabank South China Sharks)
Most 3 StarsSteven Johnston (Manulife Macau Aces)
Rookie of the YearMatthew Gaetz (HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons)
GM of the YearJamie Stark (Scotiabank South China Sharks)
Top U18 ProspectMichael Shum (Scotiabank South China Sharks)
Scoring ChampionMatthew Gaetz (HKBN Hong Kong Tycoons)

Greater Bay Hockey League (GBHL) Announcement
HONG KONG – Dates to be announced

Preparations for the Greater Bay Hockey League are underway. This exciting new youth ice hockey league will consist of teams from the Greater Bay area with teams from Hong Kong and Shenzhen competing against each other. The league will consist of three youth divisions: U8, U10 and U12.

Hong Kong will be represented by the Junior Tigers, while Shenzhen will field teams from Coastal City, Mission Hills and the Kunlun Red Star.

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Pavel Barber Asia Tour 2.0
Shunde, CHINA, Bankgok, THAILAND, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – April, 2019

YouTube and social media star Pavel Barber returned to the region with his Asia 2.0 Tour. A cult favourite within the social media generation, Pavel shared his stickhandling skills in three camps held in Shunde, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur over the month of April.

At his first stop in Shunde, he coached an inline hockey camp before moving on to Bangkok where he held an intensive one week camp on ice. Following Bangkok was Kuala Lumpur, where he held a 3 day camp to conclude another successful tour of Asia.

Another productive visit from Pavel as he reacquainted himself with the hockey scene in Asia, while getting to experience the local cultures and people. A big thank you to Pavel and all those that attended and supported the event, we look forward to seeing you all again.

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 above and contact us if you require any further information
The 2019 Hong Kong Inline Cup will be held in November this year and will feature both Youth (November 13th-16th) and Adult (November 20th-23rd) divisions. For further details and registration please email

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