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    2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

    I'm expecting an announcement about the 2018 CCoA in the next week or so.

    Hopefully , without competition from the AWG there will be more than the 9 teams that played in 2017. Two full divisions of six would be good.

    There has to be a doubt about at least 3 of last year's teams. Oman are not regular participants. UAE and Kuwait have both entered the IHWC but hopefully will do both.

    Five possible additional entries ;

    Turkmenistan would be new but have entered the IHWC.

    Philippines and Indonesia would be new and are playing in next week's SE Asia games.

    Kyrgyzstan will hopefully return.

    Qatar have presumably got other priorities with their international relations problems but you never know.

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    The New Zealand Women's U18 team has released their schedule for the 2018 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia. Tournament looks to be running from 8 March to 11 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their opponents are Singapore, Thailand and Chinese Taipei U18. Given the tournament in Malaysia I assume that means the organisers have split the tournament into two divisions competing in the single location. I don't think there will be any playoffs as the team lists their departure date as 12 March.

    https://www.facebook.com/NZU18W/

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    Thanks for that. Makes sense to have a top division with the 2017 top 3 plus TPE who are returning after being previous winners. Read that KUW are expecting to play so there could be 5 in the lower division.

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    Thanks Salavat for pointing me at the NZ site as it has quite a lot of new information. There is a document there with notes from the May Asian Strategic Planning Group. Shows that Philippines will host the men's 2018 CCoA with Malaysia hosting Division 1. I presume Philippines enter at the top level based on their AWG performance and maybe India didn't want to play at that level. The latest ASPG finished in Kuala Lumpur yesterday so more details should be published by the IIHF this week.

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    Some details of the 2017-18 events announced by the IIHF ;

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/championships/asia/

    Five events with four of them hosted in Kuala Lumpur.

    Neither UAE nor Kyrgyzstan in the Senior Men's event.

    Qatar back and Philippines and Indonesia entered for the first time.

    Remember that this time last year there were 12 entries and only 9 played eventually.

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    This will be the eleventh Senior Men's event and there will be a new winner.

    Previous winners

    Chinese Taipei. 6
    UAE. 3
    Hong Kong 1

    All these three are concentrating on the IHWC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffH View Post
    Some details of the 2017-18 events announced by the IIHF ;

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/championships/asia/

    Neither UAE nor Kyrgyzstan in the Senior Men's event.

    Qatar back and Philippines and Indonesia entered for the first time.

    Remember that this time last year there were 12 entries and only 9 played eventually.

    Geoff
    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffH
    Previous winners

    Chinese Taipei. 6
    UAE. 3
    Hong Kong 1

    All these three are concentrating on the IHWC.
    I can understand UAE because of the hectic schedule of AWG, CCoA, and IHWC from last year led to some disappointing results. In 2018 we are due for another Gulf championship so they'll have an eye on that.

    I'm pretty bummed to see the Kyrgyz drop out but good to see them in the re-profiled U20 CCoA, which is fantastic in its own right.

    It's not pretty that there no confirmed announcements for the women's events.
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    The Malaysian federation has posted a notice to players for the Women's Division I tournament they will host. They are confirming participation by India, UAE, Philippines, and themselves.

    Interesting, or perhaps merely details and interpretation, is that the post references the tournament dates being 6-11 March, not 6-9 as the IIHF does. The IIHF has the "non-Div I WCCoA" as 8-11 March.

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    Participants for the Women's event now confirmed, four teams in each division as expected.

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/championships/asia/

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    The U20 event began today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Five teams are participating: India, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Philippines and UAE. UAE opened the tornament with a 6:0 win over India followed by Malaysia trashing Philippines 11:0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciremya View Post
    The U20 event began today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Five teams are participating: India, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Philippines and UAE.
    Somewhat worrying is Kyrgyzstan's opening game roster has four suspended players. Despite Russian-ethnic names on the roster, none of them are suspended which would have indicated possible ineligibility issues. Out of action are:

    Zhanbolot Tagaev (F)
    Baktiiar Tilekmatov (D)
    Adil Bermuratov (F) and
    Islam Kylychbek Uulu (F).
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    Kyrgyzstan beats Philippines 12:4 in their first game before following with 10:2 win over UAE. In that second game, Tagaev, Tilekmatov and Kylychbek Uulu played so I guess they were finally deemed eligible to play. Bermuratov was still suspended. Host Malaysia won over India 12:4. Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia will face each other on Saturday in what will be the decisive game for gold. UAE assured themselves a place on the podium after beating Philippines 8:4.

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    and more local coverage with an interview of Malaysian goalie Shahrul Ilyas Abdul Shukor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZvZAMv1XYM

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    Looks to have been a successful event. India headed for 5th. Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia up next.

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    Malaysia won their game with Kyrgyzstan 6:1 and takes a serious option for gold. Bermuratov played in it so all Kyrgyzstan roster was eventually eligible. Kyrgyzstan still has a small hope to win the tournament in case of a three-way tie if UAE beat Malaysia by at least 3 goals in the final game today. But that seems hard to believe it could happen considering the results so far. But then who knows...

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    Kyrgyzstan beats India 13:2 and Malaysia goes for a clean sweep in this tourney with a 7:2 win over UAE. Congrats to the hosts. It's the first time a Malaysian team takes gold in an IIHF event. I really hope this event become a regular event on the calendar.

    Final rankings
    1. Malaysia, 12 pts
    2. Kyrgyzstan, 9 pts
    3. UAE, 6 pts
    4. Philippines, 3 pts
    5. India, 0 pt

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    Yes, hopefully continue and grow. Thailand and Hong Kong are obvious absentees.

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