2013 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

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2013 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
2013 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Thailand
Dates 16 March – 24 March 2013
Teams 10
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Chinese Taipei (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Hong Kong
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Mongolia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 293 (10.46 per match)
2012
2014

The 2013 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia was the 6th IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, an annual international ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It took place between 16 March and 24 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Chinese Taipei won the tournament after defeating Hong Kong in the final and Mongolia finished in third after defeating Kuwait in the bronze medal match. The defending champions, the United Emirates were knocked out of the playoff round in the quarterfinals by Hong Kong.

Overview[edit]

The 2013 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia began on 16 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] The tournament was split into two groups of five for the preliminary round, with both groups competing in a round robin format. Group A consists of Chinese Taipei, Kuwait, Malaysia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. While Group B is made up of Hong Kong, India, Macau, Mongolia and Singapore. After the preliminary round all five teams from Group A enter the quarterfinals along with the top three teams from Group B.[2]

Chinese Taipei won the tournament after they defeated Hong Kong 4–2 in the final, claiming their third IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia title.[3] Mongolia finished third after winning the bronze medal game against Kuwait.[3] Khaled Al Suwaidi of the United Arab Emirates was named the tournament's top goaltender by the IIHF directorate. Thai Likit Neimwann was named the top defenceman and Ban Kin Loke of Malaysia was selected as the top forward.[3] Jasper Tang of Hong Kong finished the tournament as the top scorer with 19 points including nine goals and ten assists.[4] Chinese Taipei's Ting Pang-Keng was the leading goaltender based on save percentage with a percentage of 0.937.[5]

Group stage[edit]

     Team advances to the Quarter-finals
     Team did not advance

Group A[edit]

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Chinese Taipei 4 3 1 0 0 31 5 +26 11
2  Thailand 4 3 0 0 1 31 12 +19 9
3  United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 1 1 16 7 +9 7
4  Kuwait 4 1 0 0 3 8 31 –23 3
5  Malaysia 4 0 0 0 4 7 38 –31 0

All times local. (UTC+7:00)

16 March 2013
13:30
Malaysia  1 – 7
(0–1, 1–3, 0–3)
 United Arab Emirates Arena
Attendance: 140
16 March 2013
20:30
Kuwait  0 – 10
(0–1, 0–4, 0–5)
 Thailand Arena
Attendance: 647
17 March 2013
20:30
Chinese Taipei  13 – 1
(4–1, 6–0, 3–0)
 Kuwait Arena
Attendance: 236
18 March 2013
13:30
Thailand  16 – 3
(6–2, 3–1, 7–0)
 Malaysia Arena
Attendance: 125
18 March 2013
20:30
United Arab Emirates  1 – 2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1, 0-1)
 Chinese Taipei Arena
Attendance: 267
19 March 2013
20:30
Kuwait  1 – 6
(0–2, 0–2, 1–2)
 United Arab Emirates Arena
Attendance: 95
20 March 2013
10:00
Thailand  2 – 7
(1–3, 1–2, 0–2)
 Chinese Taipei Arena
Attendance: 225
20 March 2013
17:00
Malaysia  2 – 6
(1–1, 0–2, 1–3)
 Kuwait Arena
Attendance: 95
21 March 2013
13:30
United Arab Emirates  2 – 3
(0–2, 2–1, 0–0)
 Thailand Arena
Attendance: 422
21 March 2013
20:30
Chinese Taipei  9 – 1
(2–0, 3–0, 4–1)
 Malaysia Arena
Attendance: 76

Group B[edit]

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Hong Kong 4 4 0 0 0 47 3 +44 12
2  Mongolia 4 3 0 0 1 32 10 +22 9
3  Macau 4 2 0 0 2 16 20 -4 6
4  Singapore 4 1 0 0 3 19 23 -4 3
5  India 4 0 0 0 4 5 63 -58 0

All times local. (UTC+7:00)

16 March 2013
10:00
Mongolia  20 – 0
(5–0, 6–0, 9–0)
 India Arena
Attendance: 89
16 March 2013
17:00
Singapore  4 – 6
(1–1, 2–2, 1–3)
 Macau Arena
Attendance: 121
17 March 2013
17:00
Hong Kong  10 – 0
(4–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 Singapore Arena
Attendance: 120
18 March 2013
10:00
Macau  1 – 6
(0–2, 1–3, 0–1)
 Mongolia Arena
Attendance: 54
18 March 2013
17:00
India  0 – 21
(0–6, 0–7, 0–8)
 Hong Kong Arena
Attendance: 109
19 March 2013
17:00
Singapore  13 – 4
(4–1, 3–1, 6–2)
 India Arena
Attendance: 68
20 March 2013
13:30
Macau  0 – 9
(0–2, 0–3, 0–4)
 Hong Kong Arena
Attendance: 65
20 March 2013
20:30
Mongolia  3 – 2
(0–1, 2–1, 1–0)
 Singapore Arena
Attendance: 85
21 March 2013
10:00
India  1 – 9
(0–2, 1–4, 0–3)
 Macau Arena
Attendance: 53
21 March 2013
17:00
Hong Kong  7 – 3
(2–0, 4–2, 1–1)
 Mongolia Arena
Attendance: 89

Playoff round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  A1   Chinese Taipei 11  
B3   Macau 0  
  A1   Chinese Taipei 21  
  A4   Kuwait 0  
A4   Kuwait 4
  A5   Malaysia 3  
    A1   Chinese Taipei 4
  B1   Hong Kong 2
  A2   Thailand 4  
B2   Mongolia 5  
  B2   Mongolia 3 Third place
  B1   Hong Kong 4  
A3   United Arab Emirates 3 A4   Kuwait 0
  B1   Hong Kong 6   B2   Mongolia 11

Quarter-finals[edit]

All times local. (UTC+7:00)

22 March 2013
10:00
Chinese Taipei  11 – 0
(8–0, 0–0, 3–0)
 Macau Arena
Attendance: 54
22 March 2013
13:30
United Arab Emirates  3 – 6
(1–2, 1–1, 1–3)
 Hong Kong Arena
Attendance: 86
22 March 2013
17:00
Thailand  4 – 5
(1–2, 2–1, 1–2)
 Mongolia Arena
Attendance: 437
22 March 2013
20:30
Kuwait  4 – 3
(1–2, 3–0, 0–1)
 Malaysia Arena
Attendance: 65

Semifinals[edit]

All times local. (UTC+7:00)

23 March 2013
17:00
Mongolia  3 – 4
(0–2, 0–1, 3–1)
 Hong Kong Arena
Attendance: 228
23 March 2013
20:30
Chinese Taipei  21 – 0
(4–0, 10–0, 7–0)
 Kuwait Arena
Attendance: 115

Bronze medal game[edit]

Time is local. (UTC+7:00)

24 March 2013
14:30
Kuwait  0 – 11
(0–3, 0–2, 0–6)
 Mongolia Arena
Attendance: 235

Gold medal game[edit]

Time is local. (UTC+7:00)

24 March 2013
18:00
Chinese Taipei  4 – 2
(1–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 Hong Kong Arena
Attendance: 545

Statistics[edit]

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
Hong Kong Jasper Tang 7 9 10 19 +21 0 F
Chinese Taipei Weng To 7 11 6 17 +16 8 F
Mongolia Mishigsuren Namjil 7 4 13 17 +15 6 F
Mongolia Bayarsaikhan Jargalsaikhan 7 4 12 16 +16 33 F
Chinese Taipei Shen Yen-Chin 7 8 6 14 +19 2 F
Hong Kong Alvin Sham 7 6 8 14 +18 6 F
Thailand Tewin Chartsuwan 5 10 3 13 +4 8 F
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-Hsiang 7 10 3 13 +16 2 F
Hong Kong Donald Tse 7 9 4 13 +18 2 F
Hong Kong Leo Kan 7 5 7 12 +16 2 F
Chinese Taipei Lin Hung-Ju 7 5 7 12 +20 4 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%
Chinese Taipei Ting Pang-Keng 271:09 95 6 1.33 93.68
Hong Kong Emerson Kwokway Keung 345:13 155 13 2.26 91.61
Mongolia Munkhbold Bayarsaikhan 392:53 156 18 2.75 88.46
United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Suwaidi 244:22 101 12 2.95 88.12
Thailand Prakpoom Thongaram 184:10 63 8 2.61 87.30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Format". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b c Merk, Martin (2013-03-25). "Chinese Taipei wins in Bangkok". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-08-24. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  5. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 

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