An Exciting Challenge - Beach Bash Pattaya Tournament (Dec 6th-9th, 2017)

The HK Typhoons & Selects U8 and U10 teams just finished competing in the Beach Bash 4 on 4 Youth Ice Hockey Tournament in Pattaya, Thailand.

Our U8 team finished 3rd place and lost to the semi to a very strong Canstar Rangers Team.    They competed hard every game and the highlight of the tourney was giving the Championship Winner Alpha Jr a real score, losing 5-7 in the opening game and being tied in the last 3 minutes of the contest.    Jantis Kasserra was in goal that game and came up big with many saves to keep our team in the contest while everyone on the team contributed.  There were a few strong performances with George Soloviev scoring 9 goals and Ajax Chan, Eli Beselt and Henrik Pang played hard in both the defensive and offensive zones and being the back bone of our U8 team.

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Our U10 team lost in the final to the Bangkok Warriors and while the game was not close, the team never gave up and showed charade playing hard right to the end.   The team had 2 exciting games against the Canstar Rangers  winning 6-4 in a round robin game and 8-7 in the semi-final.  The semi was a very entertaining intense game with our U10 coming back to win in the last few minutes.   The team finished with 5 wins and only 1 loss for the tournament finishing 2nd out of 7 teams in the division.   While it was definitely a team performance with every player contributing in their own way, there were a few strong showings with Miles Leung and Jacob Cheng playing strong defence and also dipping in offensively.   Caden Wee and Lleyton Lam were tenacious in their puck pursuit and scoring some big goals.   Finally Samuel Wong winning the Best Forward of the division with many end to end goals, literally taking the team on his back at time with his outstanding play.

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All in all, a strong performance by both our U8 and U10 teams while giving the HK Selects & Typhoons Team members a good indicator on what they all need to improve on get to the next level.