2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

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2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
2018 Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Philippines
Dates3–8 April 2018
Teams5
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Mongolia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Thailand
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Philippines
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored106 (10.6 per match)
Attendance2,819 (282 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Philippines Steven Füglister
(20 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com
2017
2019

The 2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia was the 11th edition of the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, an annual international ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The Top Division of the tournament will take place from 3 to 8 April 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1]

Top Division[edit]

Participants[edit]

Team 2017 Results
 Philippines Host, no previous participation.
 Mongolia Won silver medal last year.
 Thailand Won bronze medal last year.
 Singapore Finished 4th place last year.
 Kuwait Winner of Division I last year and were promoted.

Match officials[edit]

3 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[2]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Mongolia (C) 4 3 0 0 1 26 12 +14 9[a] Champions
2  Thailand 4 3 0 0 1 31 10 +21 9[a] Runner-up
3  Philippines (H) 4 3 0 0 1 38 12 +26 9[a] Third place
4  Singapore 4 0 1 0 3 6 33 −27 2
5  Kuwait (R) 4 0 0 1 3 5 39 −34 1 Relegated to 2019 Division I
Updated to match(es) played on 8 April 2018. Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(C) Champion; (H) Host; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Goal difference between the three tied teams with matches against Kuwait and Singapore disregarded was used as tiebreaker. Mongolia +3 GD; Thailand –1 GD; Philippines –2 GD[3]

Schedules[edit]

All times are in Philippine Standard Time (UTC+8).

3 April 2018
15:30
Singapore 3–5
(1–1, 1–2, 1–2)
 MongoliaSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 79
3 April 2018
19:15
Philippines 4–7
(2–1, 0–3, 2–3)
 ThailandSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 458
4 April 2018
19:00
Mongolia 11–2
(1–2, 5–0, 5–0)
 KuwaitSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 48
5 April 2018
15:30
Thailand 11–0
(4–0, 4–0, 3–0)
 SingaporeSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 87
5 April 2018
19:00
Kuwait 0–13
(0–4, 0–6, 0–3)
 PhilippinesSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 467
6 April 2018
19:00
Philippines 6–5
(3–2, 2–1, 1–2)
 MongoliaSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 423
7 April 2018
15:30
Mongolia 5–1
(1–0, 3–1, 1–0)
 ThailandSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 254
7 April 2018
19:00
Kuwait 2–3 GWS
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 SingaporeSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 125
8 April 2018
15:30
Thailand 12–1
(2–0, 6–1, 4–0)
 KuwaitSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 365
8 April 2018
19:00
Singapore 0–15
(0–5, 0–6, 0–4)
 PhilippinesSM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink, Pasay
Attendance: 513


Division I[edit]

2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
Tournament details
Host country Malaysia
Dates24–29 March 2018
Teams4
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Malaysia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Macau
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Indonesia
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored83 (8.3 per match)
Attendance2,949 (295 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Malaysia Ban Kin Loke &
Malaysia Bryan Lim
(19 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com
2017

The Division I competition was played from 24 to 29 March 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1]

Participants
Team 2017 Results
 Malaysia Host, finished 5th place in Top Division last year and were relegated.
 India Runner-up of Division I last year.
 Macau Finished 4th place in Division I last year.
 Indonesia No previous participation.
Final ranking
     Promoted to 2019 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Rank Team
1  Malaysia (H, P)
2  Macau
3  Indonesia
4  India

(H) Host; (P) Promoted.
Source: IIHF

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Challenge Cup of Asia set". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ Challenge Cup of Asia officials
  3. ^ Palmer, Dan (8 April 2018). "Mongolia win IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia on goal difference". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 9 April 2018.