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Hong Kong’s mega ice hockey tournament attracts 1,600 players

Date : 17 Apr 2019

Hong Kong, China, April 17, 2019: Over 80 teams from 12 countries and cities will compete in Asia’s biggest ice hockey tournament, the Mega Ice Hockey Fives 2019, presented by Kerry Properties, from April 29 to May 11 at Mega Ice – the only international-sized ice rink in Hong Kong, China.

Fans will enjoy another festival of continuous action in one of the world’s fastest sports. The competition is set to be as fierce as ever with the three champions of the 2018 International Elite tournament (Cathay Flyers), Asian Elite (Hong Kong Hitmen) and Asian A champions (Gold Club) all returning to defend their titles in 2019.

DP Mantis (Stealth) from Singapore has also signed up to challenge in both the International and Asian Divisions with Kung Pow Kings of Vancouver set to make a return after a strong performance four years ago.

This year’s competition also sees Singaporean women’s side DP Mantis (Evoke) making their debut, competing against three local teams – WIHO Elite, WIHO and WIHO Jr. – as well as Bangkok YGG Ice Hockey Club and Pilipinas Islanders.

In all, 1,600 players from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Vancouver and Wuhan will take to the ice this year.

Since the inception of the Mega Ice Hockey Fives, the tournament has become renowned as the premier ice hockey event in Asia.

Given its regional stature, the event has once again received special recognition from Brand Hong Kong for a seventh straight year.

The competition in the Youth divisions takes place from April 29 to May 4, while the Adult divisions will be in action from May 6-11.

The tournament and Hong Kong postal service are once again pleased to present the “2019 Hockey Fives Commemorative Stamps” series for a fourth consecutive year.

For more information, see: www.megaice.com.hk or call Mega Ice on +852 2709 4023

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