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    Macao Macao icehockey story!!!!!!!

    Twenty-three athletes and five officials from Macao SAR participated in the National Winter Sports Games held in Harbin from January 5 to 18, 2003. These games, held every four years, are the country’s highest-level comprehensive winter sports competition. Macao athletes competed in the men’s ice hockey and the men and women’s figure skating competitions. This was an event of great significance since it marked the first time for the General Administration of Sport to invite Macao, a recently-formed Special Administrative Region of China, to participate in these national games. Previously, ice sports athletes from Macao had only participated in local and regional competitions, such as those held in Hong Kong.

    Located in a warm climate area, Macao has a man-made ice rink equal to only one-third the size of a standard one. It is on this rink that figure skating and ice hockey athletes conduct their training. Some have been in training for the past eight years. In order to improve their skills, figure skating athletes have been employing a full-time coach for about six years. To date, ice sport associations have not been established locally in Macao – nor has Macao yet become a member of the larger Asian and International Winter Sports Federations.

    Despite these limitations, ice sports athletes have consisted trained very hard, looking forward to the chance to someday compete at a more international level. The opportunity to accept the invitation of the General Administration of Sport, as well as organizational support provided by the government of the Macao SAR, allowed these hard-working athletes to participate in China’s highest-level winter sports games.

    Participation in the national winter games was a good opportunity to compete and interact with other athletes. The ice hockey players from Macao were especially noted for their effort and enthusiasm, even in China’s mass media. Although they were not successful in winning any matches, their daring and courage against strong opponents were greatly appreciated. In spite of a poor showing in their first match and a final score of zero, the men’s ice hockey team competed with stronger determination in their next match. With unremitting efforts, they successfully scored points in matches against the teams of Hong Kong and Jiamusi. They were pleased and deserving of the prize of good sportsmanship. Che Hou Fai, who scored the first point for the Macao team, and Chu Tak Lam, the goalkeeper, won honors as the most promising players.

    Those who understand ice hockey know that this sport requires tremendous energy, speed and teamwork. It takes a great deal of training to work together as an effective team. There are often large gaps between the scores of a strong team and that of a weak team. In the Asian Games, for example, there was once a result of 90 to 0.

    To prepare for the games and with the help of China’s National Ice Hockey Association, the Macao ice hockey team participated in one week of intensive training at the Winter Sports Center of the General Administration of Sport in Beijing. During this training, they had two friendly matches against local amateur teams, from which they gained valuable experience before taking part in the National Winter Games.

    Participating in International Games in Aomori, Japan
    From February 1 to 8, 2003, the Fifth Asian Winter Games were held in Aomori, Japan. Since Macao had not yet set up a winter sports association and was not a member of the Asian Winter Sports Federation or the International Winter Sports Federation, it was not qualified to send a team to participate in the Aomori games. Nevertheless, at the invitation of the Fifth Asian Winter Games’ Organizing Committee and due to its position on the Olympic Council of Asia, Macao was invited to send representatives to officiate at the opening of the competition. Thus, a six-person delegation headed by Mr. Manuel Silvèrio, the first Vice-President of the Macao Olympic Committee and the President and Vice-President of Macao’s Ice Sports Association, participated in the opening and march-in ceremonies.

    On the morning of February 1, the delegation also met with Mr. Ren Fasel of Switzerland (Chairman of the World Ice Hockey Federation), Mr. Shoichi Tomita of Japan (Vice-Chairman of the World Ice Hockey Federation and Chairman of Asia/Oceania Division), and Mr. Jan-Ake Edvision of Denmark (Secretary General of the World Ice Hockey Federation). During the meeting, the two sides held friendly discussion on matters concerning the prospect of the Macao Ice Sports Association joining the World Ice Sports Federation. The Macao delegation was told that the door to the federation is always open to Macao. They must, however, provide documents concerning ice sports facilities and other technical issues. As for the detailed procedures of joining the federation, it was suggested that the two parties hold further discussions in the future. Meanwhile, it seems that, in ice sports, the gap between China, Japan, Korea and other countries in Asia is so great that the Federation plans to hold Group B level games in ice sports. Thailand, India, Taiwan, Philippines and Singapore have already expressed their intent in participating in the Group B games and they hope that Macao will be the 6th willing to take part in those games.

    Participation in China’s 10th National Winter Games provided a long-awaited opportunity for Macao athletes to compete at an international level. Significant first steps are being made for Macao’s entry into winter sports at an international level.

    This from 2003.
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    New Rink in Macau

    New Ice rink open up in Macau on April 21, 2006. check out link comes with pic.

    http://www.macauticket.com/moticket_...sp?show_no=153

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    "Users must wear gloves when stepping onto the ice surface area"

    A curious rule, I've got to say. In all seriousness, it is good to see Macau getting a full-size rink as the IIHF's most recent members and for their players. All the best of luck to the development of the game there.
    Bringing ice hockey to Northwest China!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter puck
    New Ice rink open up in Macau on April 21, 2006. check out link comes with pic.

    http://www.macauticket.com/moticket_...sp?show_no=153
    Great news for Macau I hope there ice hockey program really grows now that they have this rink. I have to admit I can't believe that this little nation plays ice hockey, you could fit the whole country in my backyard. Well best of luck and maybe we will see Macau at worlds soon.

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    Macao information

    Has someone information about icehockey in Macau? Names and logos of the clubs/teams?
    information about the icerink?

    Greetings,
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    Macao INFORMATION ABOUT diamond,supreme,kaneng?

    Has someone information about the following clubs in Macau? Diamond,Supreme,Kaneng? Are there more clubs?

    Is there an league?


    Greetings,
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    Macao information

    Has someone find soem information about icheockey in Macau?

    greetings,
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    Hallo guysm
    Quote Originally Posted by rowan View Post
    Has someone information about the following clubs in Macau? Diamond,Supreme,Kaneng? Are there more clubs?

    Is there an league?


    Greetings,
    Rowan

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    Macau Federation website was last updated in march 2013 before Asia challenge, but according to various infos taken on web, exists a joint Shenzhen, Hong Kong & Macau Ice Hockey League where a Macau team play. League has so called "stops", one in Shenzen (China) , one in Macau, played in Future Bright Ice Rink, Macau on october 13 2013 and one in HGK played in august (won by Hong Kong)
    infos here: http://www.hkiha.org/contents/3/3_9_...3/index-e.html

    As you probably know a team called Macau Aces plays in CIHL in Hong Kong

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    Macao logos

    Thanks Davide for the information.

    Do you have the logos of those clubs, Hoiyi,Diamond,Surpreme,?

    Greetings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide View Post
    Macau Federation website was last updated in march 2013 before Asia challenge, but according to various infos taken on web, exists a joint Shenzhen, Hong Kong & Macau Ice Hockey League where a Macau team play. League has so called "stops", one in Shenzen (China) , one in Macau, played in Future Bright Ice Rink, Macau on october 13 2013 and one in HGK played in august (won by Hong Kong)
    infos here: http://www.hkiha.org/contents/3/3_9_...3/index-e.html

    As you probably know a team called Macau Aces plays in CIHL in Hong Kong

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