Newsletter, October 2020

Bradley Wilson (Bravo) and Thomas Poon (Sam Wai) line up for the opening faceoff. Special guests from L to R: Lowie Edjan, Jeff Nankivell, Greg Smyth, Grace Hung & Art Tam
SCIHL Opening Night
Elements, HONG KONG – October 25th, 2020

The South China Ice Hockey League (SCIHL) kicked off the new season with the traditional opening puck drop at Elements ice rink in West Kowloon. Attending were special guests Lowie Edjan (Telford International, Sapporo distributer), Greg Smyth (China Hockey Group), Jeff Nankivell (Consul General of Canada for Hong Kong and Macao), Grace Hung (Sam Wai) & Art Tam (SCIHL Commissioner).

The opening game featured the two ever-present teams in the league, with defending champions Sam Wai taking on Bravo. In a high scoring affair, Bravo ran out 9-6 winners with Bravo’s new acquisitions Brad Wilson and Jeff Griffin netting hat-tricks. In a back and forth affair, Bravo came up big in the third period where they netted 5 goals to take home a big first win. Terence Chim of Sam Wai put up a valiant effort, netting an opening weekend high of 4 goals in a losing effort.

The second game of the night saw a new look InetAsia team take on Sapporo. There was a playoff atmosphere to the game and both goalies shone for their teams, with Sapporo walking out with a hard fought 2-1 victory. Ray Loo in the InetAsia net made a few spectacular saves despite his team losing, most notably against Justin Kuok while he was on his back facing a gaping net as he gloved a point blank shot.

The final game of opening night saw newcomers JOG Sports face off against China Hockey Group (CHG). It was more of the same from first overall pick Michael Yoshino as he led his CHG team to a 6-4 victory, picking up 2 goals and 2 assists in the process.

A great start to the season as all six teams look to be very evenly matched. It will be a race to the playoffs which will no doubt come down to the final game of the season as is so often the case in the SCIHL. A big thank you to all the sponsors and those that attended. We look forward to an exciting season ahead.

To follow the SCIHL visit their website or download the league app on iOS and Android.

SCIHL – www.SCIHL.com

2019/20 HKIHL Finals Champions
King’s Park, HONG KONG – October 12th (Division 2) & 20th (Division 1), 2020

The Hong Kong Inline Hockey League (HKIHL) concluded their extended season this month, with the Division 2 Finals being played first on the 12th of October. Bloody Orange come out champions in the finals, winning by a scoreline of 5-3 against Homely Sports. Up by a score of 4-0, Bloody Orange hung on facing a late comeback by Homely, but managed to hold out to take home the Division 2 Championship.

The Division 1 Finals was a tightly contested game between the WheelHub Outlaws and the Kings. The Outlaws came out on top  4-3 after a late winning goal by Terence Chim was enough to seal the Division 1 Championship for his team.

For all the stats and results, visit HKIHL, visit www.HKInlineHockey.com

Division 1 Champions Wheel Hub Asia (Black) and Runners Up Kings (White)
Division 2 Champions Bloody Orange (Black) and Runners Up Homely Sports (Yellow)
2019/20 CIHL Finals
Megabox, HONG KONG – October 15th, 2020

The Kowloon Warriors claimed the CIHL Championship in dramatic fashion to officially close out the 2019-2020 season. The postponed affair saw the South China Sharks claw their way out of an early 4-0 hole to tie the game late in the third period, before Warriors assistant captain and mainstay Devin Welsh scored the eventual game winning goal in signature hard-nosed fashion.

The defending champion South China Sharks, poised to make history as the first back-to-back league champions, were again led by Captains Jordan So and Ben MacAskill, while U18 Elvis Hsu’s coming out party featured two highlight reel goals in a losing effort.

For all the stats and scores, please visit www.CIHL.com for more details

2020/21 HKIHL Opening Night
King’s Park, HONG KONG – October 26th (Division 2) & 27th (Division 1), 2020

The Hong Kong Inline Hockey League kicked off its 2020/21 season for Division 2 and Division 1 on the 26th and 27th of October respectively. Games are played at the King’s Park YMCA inline facility, and feature 4 teams in each division. Games for Division 2 will be played on Mondays, while Division 1 games will be on Tuesdays.

In the opening round of games, Choi Hung and Homely picked up wins in the Division 2 category, while Wheel Hub Asia started on the right foot in defending their Division 1 crown with a win in the opening week. Sam Wai Raptors also picked up an opening week Division 1 win against the Nucks.

The HKIHL is organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports, managed by Powerplay Sports & Entertainment

Thank you to all the sponsors and partners involved in the HKIHL this year – Hockey Life HK, Wheel Hub Asia, Sam Wai, and HMY Sportswear (Official Jersey Supplier).

Please visit www.hkinlinehockey.com or look for us on Facebook – hkinlinehockey

Telford International Special Promotion
HONG KONG – 29th October 2020 to 2nd January 2021

Dear Players,

Happy Halloween!

Festive season is just around the corner.  Telford International (supplier of Sapporo beer) is offering all our players a special Sparkling Wine promotion. See details in the image below.

Please contact Ivan Hung (ivan_hung@telford.com.hk) to place your order. We appreciate your continued support.

Please visit www.powerplayse.com for information on events
Please contact admin@ryanb91.sg-host.com to speak to us regarding upcoming events

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