2018 Manila PHIT Tournament

Landing to Manila, our two U10, one U12 and U15 teams were welcomed with hot and humid sunny weather. For not to sweat all weekend and for our relief, we never had to leave indoors during 3 tournament days. Short 3 minutes’ walk indoors from hotel directly to ice rink eased the commuting for all of us.

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First game of the tournament was between our two U10 teams HK Selects White and HK Selects Blue. White team made an great effort and kept the game close. Our Blue team danced through the tournament with 5-0 record beating North Stars 8-1 in the final. Both U10 teams showed huge improvement on team play during the games, and some individual players caught the eye of the coaches with great leadership on and off the ice. 

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U12 team got great start and proceeded to the final against North Stars with clean 4-0 record. In final North Stars took the lead that shocked us a bit and outshooting them 23-8 was not enough end result being 3-2 for North Stars. To take home was the feeling of the dissapointment from the final game, caring team go through tough moments and will bounce back stronger. 

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U14 division was battle of two teams, HK Selects and North Stars. Both teams cleared their way to final by losing no points against Singapore and Philippines teams. North Stars had some Thai U20 National team help on their roster and took the gold after very intense and close final game. We can be happy for the effort our team gave in the final. Some players really stepped up and showed the way to the rest. Little more focus on the small details of the game and next tournament we get our revenge!