2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

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2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Kuwait
Dates April 25 – April 30, 2011
Teams 6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Hong Kong (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 194 (12.93 per match)
MVP Hong Kong Jasper Tang

The 2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia was the 4th IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, an annual international ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It took place between April 25 and April 30, 2011 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Last years winner, Chinese Taipei did not field a team to defend their title. The tournament was won by Hong Kong, who claimed their first title after winning all five of their games.

Overview[edit]

The 2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia began on April 25, 2011 in Kuwait City, Kuwait.[1] The first game was played between Thailand and India with Thailand winning the game 29–0.[1] Hong Kong won the tournament winning all five games against the opposing nations, claiming their first title.[1] Hong Kong had previously won bronze at 2008 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, which had been their best result to date.[2] The United Arab Emirates finished second, losing only to Hong Kong in their five games and Thailand finished third after losing to Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.[1] Hosts, Kuwait, finished fourth with wins over Macau and India.[1] The game between Kuwait and India finished 39–2.[1] It was recorded as Kuwait's largest win in international ice hockey as well as India's first time they had scored multiple goals in a game. India has previously only managed to score one goal in a game against Malaysia at the 2009 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia.[3][4]

Standings[edit]

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Gold medal icon.svg  Hong Kong 5 5 0 0 0 46 10 +36 15
Silver medal icon.svg  United Arab Emirates 5 4 0 0 1 30 8 +22 12
Bronze medal icon.svg  Thailand 5 3 0 0 2 51 19 +32 9
4  Kuwait 5 2 0 0 3 51 19 +32 6
5  Macau 5 1 0 0 4 14 37 –23 3
6  India 5 0 0 0 5 2 101 –99 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

April 25, 2011
12:00
Thailand  29 – 0
 India
April 25, 2011
15:30
Hong Kong  5 – 4
 United Arab Emirates
April 25, 2011
20:30
Kuwait  8 – 3
 Macau
April 26, 2011
13:00
United Arab Emirates  8 – 0
 Macau
April 26, 2011
16:30
Thailand  5 – 7
 Hong Kong
April 26, 2011
20:00
India  2 – 39
 Kuwait
April 27, 2011
13:00
Hong Kong  15 – 0
 India
April 27, 2011
16:30
Thailand  8 – 3
 Macau
April 27, 2011
20:00
United Arab Emirates  2 – 0
 Kuwait
April 29, 2011
13:00
Macau  0 – 13
 Hong Kong
April 29, 2011
16:30
India  0 – 10
 United Arab Emirates
April 29, 2011
20:00
Kuwait  3 – 6
 Thailand
April 30, 2011
12:00
Macau  8 – 0
 India
April 30, 2011
15:30
Hong Kong  6 – 1
 Kuwait
April 30, 2011
19:00
United Arab Emirates  6 – 3
 Thailand

Tournament awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Chinese Taipei won challenge". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Kuwait All Time Results". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  4. ^ "India All Time Results". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 

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