2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

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2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  India
Dates 17 March – 25 March 2012
Teams 7
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United Arab Emirates (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 159 (8.83 per match)
Attendance 4,627 (257 per match)
2011
2013

The 2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia was the 5th IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, an annual international ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It took place between 17 March and 25 March 2012 in Dehradun, India. The defending champions Hong Kong, who claimed their first title in 2011, did not send a team to this year's edition. Chinese Taipei, winners of the 2010 tournament competed after skipping the 2011 tournament. The United Arab Emirates won the tournament after defeating Thailand in the final and Malaysia finished in third after defeating Kuwait in the bronze medal match

Overview[edit]

This will be the first IIHF sanctioned tournament to be held in India and will see the tournament expanded to seven teams.[1] The teams will be split into two seeded groups. Group A will contain the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Kuwait, who will play a round robin format. Group B will consist of Macau, Malaysia and India, who will play a double-round robin format. The top two teams in Group A will receive a bye to the semi-finals, while the bottom two will play a semi-final qualification against the top two teams from Group B.[1]

The United Arab Emirates won the tournament after defeating Thailand 3 – 0 in the final.[2] It was the United Arab Emirates second title having previously won the 2009 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia.[3] Malaysia finished third after they defeated Kuwait in the bronze medal game.[2] Loke Ban Kin finished the tournament as the top scorer after finishing with 27 points including 16 goals and 11 assists.[4] The United Arab Emirate's Khaled al-Suwaidi finished as the tournaments top goaltender based on save percentage with a percentage of 100.[5]

Group stage[edit]

     Team qualified for Semi-finals
     Team qualified for Qualification play-off
     Team did not advance

Group A[edit]

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 24 3 +21 9
2  Thailand 3 2 0 0 1 25 6 +19 6
3  Kuwait 3 1 0 0 2 14 16 –2 3
4  Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 2 40 –38 0

All times local. (IST = UTC+5:30)[6]

March 18, 2012
17:00
United Arab Emirates  4 – 3
(1–2, 1–0, 2–1)
 Thailand Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 200
March 19, 2012
17:00
Chinese Taipei  2 – 12
(2–5, 0–4, 0–3)
 Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 157
March 20, 2012
14:00
Kuwait  0 – 6
(0–4, 0–0, 0–2)
 United Arab Emirates Deharadun Arena
Attendance: 173
March 20, 2012
21:00
Thailand  14 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 6–0)
 Chinese Taipei Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 153
March 22, 2012
14:00
Thailand  8 – 2
(2–1, 4–0, 2–1)
 Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 227
March 22, 2012
17:30
United Arab Emirates  14 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 6–0)
 Chinese Taipei Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 184

Group B[edit]

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Malaysia 4 4 0 0 0 44 7 +37 12
2  India 4 1 0 0 3 12 37 –25 3
3  Macau 4 1 0 0 3 9 21 –12 3

All times local. (IST = UTC+5:30)[7]

March 18, 2012
20:00
India  3 – 5
(1–0, 2–2, 0–3)
 Macau Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 247
March 19, 2012
20:00
Macau  1 – 8
(0–1, 1–5, 0–2)
 Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 132
March 20, 2012
17:30
Malaysia  13 – 2
(6–2, 3–0, 4–0)
 India Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 476
March 21, 2012
13:00
Macau  1 – 5
(0–0, 1–2, 0–3)
 India Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 124
March 21, 2012
21:00
India  2 – 18
(1–5, 0–6, 1–7)
 Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 98
March 22, 2012
21:00
Malaysia  5 – 2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
 Macau Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 105

Playoff round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Qualification play-off     Semi-finals     Finals
                           
      A1   United Arab Emirates 15  
  A4   Chinese Taipei 0     QP1   Malaysia 0    
  B1   Malaysia 3         SF1   United Arab Emirates 3
      SF2   Thailand 0
      A2   Thailand 5    
  A3   Kuwait 13     QP2   Kuwait 4   Third place
  B2   India 2   SF1   Malaysia 5
  SF2   Kuwait 3

Qualification play-off[edit]

March 23, 2012
17:00
Chinese Taipei  0 – 3
(0–1, 0–2, 0–0)
 Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 197
March 23, 2012
20:00
Kuwait  13 – 2
(4–1, 4–1, 5–0)
 India Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 112

Semi-finals[edit]

March 24, 2012
17:00
United Arab Emirates  15 – 0
(6–0, 7–0, 2–0)
 Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 312
March 24, 2012
20:00
Thailand  5 – 4
(0–1, 2–2, 3–1)
 Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 337

Bronze medal game[edit]

March 25, 2012
17:00
Malaysia  5 – 3
(2–1, 1–1, 2–1)
 Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 280

Gold medal game[edit]

March 25, 2012
20:00
United Arab Emirates  3 – 0
(0–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 Thailand Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 1113

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  United Arab Emirates
Silver medal icon.svg  Thailand
Bronze medal icon.svg  Malaysia
4  Kuwait
5  Chinese Taipei
6  India
7  Macau

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals, assists, and the lower penalties in minutes.[4]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Malaysia Loke Ban Kin 7 16 11 27 +20 8 F
Thailand Tewin Chartsuwan 5 11 5 16 +17 4 F
United Arab Emirates Juma al-Dhaheri 5 6 9 15 +13 4 F
Kuwait Meshal al-Ajmi 6 12 2 14 +6 35 D
Malaysia Tan Khia Peng 7 7 7 14 +17 4 F
United Arab Emirates Suhail al-Mehairi 5 4 8 12 +14 0 F
Thailand Teerasak Rattanachot 5 5 6 11 +16 4 F
Kuwait Mohammad al-Ajmi 6 4 7 11 -5 4 F
Malaysia Moi Jia Yung 7 2 9 11 +13 4 D
Malaysia Brandon Tan Wai Kin 7 5 5 10 +15 2 F

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[5]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS%
United Arab Emirates Khaled al-Suwaidi 240:00 49 0 0.00 100.00
Thailand Prawes Kaewjeen 160:00 49 5 1.88 89.80
Malaysia Tengku Muhd Azlly Tengku Abdillah 225:10 98 11 2.93 88.78
Thailand Pattarapol Ungkulpattanasuk 140:00 56 8 3.43 85.71
Kuwait Jasem al-Sarraf 321:29 179 28 5.23 84.36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Let’s play in the Himalayas". IIHF. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ Frondelius, Timmo Pekka (2012-03-26). [backPid=5818&cHash=218d809b13 "Emirati claim gold"]. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Game Schedule". IIHF. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Game Schedule". IIHF. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 

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