Singapore men’s ice hockey team clinch silver medal at IIHF U20 Asia and Oceania Championships
It was also the first time Singapore took part in the regional competition.
Singapore men’s ice hockey team clinched the silver medal at the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) under-20 Asia and Oceania Championships which took place in Bangkok, Thailand.
This came after a 3-4 defeat to Thailand in the competition’s grand finals which took place last Saturday (Jul 2).
Singapore, who took part in the regional competition for the first time this year, managed to secure four wins out of six games throughout the duration of the competition, which spanned from Jun 25 to Jul 2.
The team were on a winning streak after dispatching Indonesia and India with a score of 5-1 and 10-1 respectively in their first two games, before they suffered their first defeat to Vietnam in the third game with a score of 4-7.
However, the team bounced back in their next two matches, narrowly defeating Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-1 and 4-3 respectively.
They eventually suffered their second defeat of the competition in the sixth and final game against Thailand, who went on to win the gold medal.
Singaporean forward Joshua Chan was crowned as the MVP of the entire tournament, while defender Benedict Qian was given the Best Player of the Team award.