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A Successful Mission in Zenith Cup, South Korea (Oct 6th-8th, 2017)

 

HK Typhoons just finished their 1st tournament of the winter season this past weekend in Seoul, Korea.  Our U8, U10 and U12 teams participated in the Zenith Cup and while we did not bring home the gold, all of the teams were very competitive, winning 2 bronze for the U8s and U10s and a silver for the U12s.

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For most of the U8s it was there 1st tournament, so the players experienced a higher level of hockey and improved in each and every game played.  The U8s lost in the semis 9-7 to a very strong club called Union, it was an exciting game going back and forth for the whole contest. The Selects team was led by Tommy Kut who dominated whenever he was on the ice, scoring 7 goals in the final !!!

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The U10 Selects were strong throughout the Zenith Cup going 3 wins and 1 loss. They won there 1st games 9 -0 and 2nd game 6-0 but unfortunately came up against a very strong squad Union, which was the host team of the Tournament.  The Selects lost 4-1 to the Host Team.  It was an exciting game and with a little luck around the net it could have been a different outcome.  But they ended the Tournament on a very positive note beating the North Stars for the bronze.  The team was down 3-0 in the second period and came back with a great come from behind win, showing a lot of character doing so.  While it was definitely a team effort, the Selects were led by Brendan Choi who is a leader playing both defense and forward and scoring key goals.

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The Selects U12 team had another strong Tournament winning the first 3 games 6-1, 3-1 and 4-3 in the semis to get to the final.  Unfortunately they ran into a brick of a wall goaltender whom was for sure the difference in the final, making so many saves and turning the momentum for his North Stars later in the contest.  The Typhoons Selects had many strong performances this weekend, Yau Yam being dangerous offensively every time he stepped on the ice, Preston Leung and Oliver Tedja  were relentless with there aggressive play and timely goals.  And finally the Team Leader Christopher Wong whom was not only a force offensively scoring big goals,  but defensively too, using his strength and speed all over the ice and being a great role model for the younger players.

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So all in all a productive performance for all the Select Teams , the players had fun and can take many positives going forward to other Tournaments and even the City League.  A big thank you to all the parents because without them this would never happen.

     

    

 

Typhoons Selects Take On Singapore & Japan

On March 9 - 11 the Typhoon Selects headed to Singapore to particiapte in the Ice Dragons Tournament. The Typhoon Selects took 4 teams (1 U10, 2 U12 an 1 U14) in what turned out to be a very busy few days.

U10 - The team came out with a very impressive round robin defeating the Ice Dragon Juniors 9-0, Shanghai Thunderbirds 5-2, and Singapore Ice Dragons White 9-0. In the Semi finals they pushed through the Singapore Ice Dragons Red 3-2 setting them up to play a team from Hubei who brought a team that was overmatched for the level of play requested by the tournament. The players played their hearts out in the finals but were unable to defeat Hubei falling 6-0  taking a Silver Medal which was better then any other team had faired during the tournament.

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U12-1 The team came out also with a very strong start taking defeating Team Malaysia 9-0 in game 1 and Singapore Ice Dragons White 6-0. In game three they would be overcome by a strong Shanghai Thunderbirds team 4-2 to finish the round robin. In the Semi Finals the players all players their hearts out but were beat out by a lucky shot in overtime by the Pilipinas with a final score of  2-1

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U12-2 Started the round robin with another strong start against Team Malaysia winning 6-0 then topping Singapore Ice Dragons Red 3-1 before closing the round robin in second over all by defeating the Singapore Ice Dragons whithe 6-0.  As a result of a 2 min penalty in the final 5 min of the final round robin game they ended up drawing the Shanghai Thunderbirds instead of our own Typhoons Selects U12-1 team. The players each put their best on the line however the Thunderbirds who the Selects previously beat in Korea proved to much winning 3-1 in a tight contest.

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 U14 - Also Started the Round Robin strong against team Singapore Ice Dragons White 6-0. Up next came team Malaysia who narrowly edged out the Typhoon Selects with a 1-0 win and while outshooting them their goaltending proved to be to much. Up next was Singapore Ice Dragons Red and it was the Typhoons Wolfie Ho who played outstanding earning the 1-0 win. The semi finals saw them playing the Singapore Red again who this time got the better of the Typhoons only after an overtime period and 6 shooters in the shootout! They would bounce back to take Third place beating the Singapore Ice dragons White 4-1

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 We are very proud of the way each team played in the tournament, each player was able to take something away that they learned. It is also worth noting that there was a large number of players who participated in two divisions as well another large group who took part in their first tournament with the Typhoons Organization. We look forward to working with the Singapore Ice Dragons on future events for the Typhoons.

 

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The Hong Kong Selects U-17 squad travelled to Karuizawa, Japan for a weekend of competition and camaraderie. The first 2 games of the tournament the team played like a team that never practices together, while the last 2 games of the tournament chemistry was discovered and a better brand of hockey was played.

Highlights of the weekend included competitive spirit and leadership of forwards Lokel Wong and Preston Kwok and top notch play between the pipes by goalie Julian Mak. The defensive unit as a whole was solid and physical, and improved in their own zone with each consecutive game and even contributed offensively along the way.

Players worked hard on the ice and conducted themselves professionally off the ice, showing signs of maturity and personal development from previous years. If they would only believe they had a chance to win the tournament they very well could have, rather than playing with a second (or third) place mentality. At the end of the weekend the team walked away with that third place medal but each player became better through the experience.

Overall any experience to travel to another country and play the game you love with your friends should be considered a great trip, and we are thankful to the parents and the Typhoons Hockey Club for making such opportunities possible.

 

 

Weekend Preview Janruary 20, 2017

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Weekend Preview Janruary 11, 2017  

This upcoming weekend in our SD10 league will see game 3 being played with NOWTV holding a 13-9 lead. After playing very short handed last week look for NOWTV to rebound for this week.

This weeks U12 will see our first place Edge of Excellence team take on the second place Typhoons Red at 7:45am and Third place Typhoons Blue take on Fourth place NOWTV at 6:35. NOWTV has an excellent opprotunity to jump into third while Red will be looking to close in on EOE's lead.

In our U14 division the Warriors currenlty hold a 19-11 lead in the second series going into game 4.Michael Shum and Ryan Chu will be looking to push the pace against each other this weekend with the War Elephants looking to bring the series tight.

Our SD17 division is going into game 5 of 6 with RTM ASIA holding a secure 18-12 lead of the Baird Dbees. Each team will be adding a solid player from the CIHL in Preston Kowk and Lokel Wong this week so look for the itensity to ratchet up another notch.