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.

Team Photo U8Team Photo U10Team Photo U12

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.