Chua Boon Huat

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chua.
Chua Boon Huat
Personal information
Born (1980-05-03)3 May 1980
Malacca, Malaysia
Died 1 August 2013(2013-08-01) (aged 33)
Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward, Midfielder, Defender
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Red & White Munich HC 9 (7)
2003–2013 Earns & Young /
Kuala Lumpur HC
2005 Teddington HC
2008 Auckland HC
National team
1998–2013 Malaysia 337

Chua Boon Huat (3 May 1980 – 1 August 2013) was a field hockey player from Bukit Cina, Malacca, Malaysia. Boon Huat was one of the longest serving hockey players in Malaysia.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He was with Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club for 10 years and part of 'the double' winners for three consecutive seasons.[1]

In April 2002 Boon Huat take up an offer to play in the German League. During his stint, he did not disappoint his club, Red And White Munich. During his three-month stint in Germany, Boon Huat scored seven goals in nine matches, all field goals.

In 2005 he joined English Hockey League's Premier Division, Teddington Hockey Club.[2]

His last overseas stint was in New Zealand in 2008, when he played for the Auckland club.[3]

International[edit]

Under Paul Lissek, he made his debut as a 17-year-old with the Malaysia hockey team in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.[4] Boon Huat who had more than 321 caps for Malaysia had played in major competitions such as the World Cup, Olympics, Champions Trophy, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the Asia Cup. He was also the skipper of the 2001 National Junior team which featured in the Junior World Cup in Hobart.[5]

Death[edit]

He died in a car accident involving his car and a truck watering plants at 2.25am on 1 August 2013. The incident occurred on the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) near Kelana Jaya LRT station.[6] [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Recalled Chua out to prove his worth – sports247, 11 October 2012.
  2. ^ Boon Huat to join English club on attachment – The Star, 26 October 2004.
  3. ^ Boon Huat: I am not ready to quit national team – The Star, 14 February 2010.
  4. ^ HOCKEY: Boon Huat relishes new lease of life – New Straits Times, 12 March 2013.
  5. ^ Veteran player Boon Huat going for his 11th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup meet – The Star, 8 March 2013.
  6. ^ National hockey player Chua Boon Huat dies in accident – New Straits Times, 1 August 2013.
  7. ^ [1] - The Star Online, 1 August 2013.

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