Singapore Men's Ice Hockey National Team
The Singapore Men’s National Ice Hockey Team consists of the elite local players. The program is a member of the IIHF and competes in top-level competitions in Asia.
2022 IIHF World Championship (Kyrgyzstan) – Bronze (3rd)
2019 South East Asia (SEA) Game (Philippines) – Silver (2nd)
2019 Challenge Cup of Asia Top Division (Malaysia) – Bronze (3rd)
2018 Challenge Cup of Asia Top Division (Philippines) – 4th placing
2017 South East Asia (SEA) Game (Malaysia) – 4th placing
2017 Challenge Cup of Asia Top Division (Thailand) – 4th placing
2016 Challenge Cup of Asia Top Division (UAE) – 5th placing
SINGAPORE WINS BRONZE AT FIRST IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
For the first time ever, the Singapore National Men’s Ice Hockey Team will play on the world stage in the upcoming 2022 IIHF World Championship Division IV international ice hockey tournament next month. Organised by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the tournament has resumed after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The competition will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 3 to 9 March 2022. Singapore will be up against Malaysia and Iran who will similarly be making their first appearance, along with Kuwait and host Kyrgyzstan who were placed 5th and 6th in Division III Q last edition respectively.
Started in 1920, the Ice Hockey World Championships is an annual international men’s ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation and the sport’s highest profile annual international tournament.
Singapore earned its qualification for the competition based on its silver medal win in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. That same year also saw the Singapore Men’s team clinched a historic bronze medal for the country in the Men’s Top Division in the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia. Not to be outdone, the U16 squad under Men’s team also won second placing for two years running from 2018 in the Southeast Asia Youth Cup.
Said Joewe Lam, Development Director of Singapore National Men’s Ice Hockey Team, “Despite the various restrictions in group trainings and time on ice with the onset of the pandemic, we will continue to seize every training opportunity and fight to continually move up the world ranking over the next few years.”
The 20-men squad representing Singapore range in age from 16 to 46. As the rental of the ice rink for the midnight trainings, passage for the 30-hour journey to the competition venue, accommodation during the games, various COVID related tests compounded by a mandatory 10-day quarantine in dedicated facility upon their return are totally self-funded, the Singapore Ice Hockey Association aims to raise $80,000 for the group by the end of the month through crowdfunding on giving.sg. To date, the association has secured $31,750. Members of the public can support the team on https://s.giving.sg/2IXj7RK.
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