Kuwait’s hockey team beats China in Hong Kong tour­ney

Team to play cru­cial game against Ja­pan

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti hockey men team beat Chi­nese Taipei Men’s Na­tional Ice Hockey Team 5-1 in Hong Kong in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment which kicked off on Fri­day, scor­ing its sec­ond vic­tory in the cham­pi­onship Group-B com­pris­ing eight teams.

Fe­haid Al-Ajmi, the Head of Kuwait’s Win­ter Games Club, told KUNA by phone on Satur­day that the earned vic­tory placed the na­tional team on top in the group.

The Kuwaiti team will play a cru­cial game against Ja­pan.

Ali Al-Os­tad, the man­ager of the team, said the good score came due to col­lec­tive ef­fort, in­di­cat­ing that train­ing the team un­der­went in the Czeck Repub­lic two weeks ago proved quite ef­fec­tive.

Ear­lier, the Kuwaiti na­tional ice hockey men’s team de­feated on Fri­day their Mon­go­lian coun­ter­part 5-0 in the open­ing match of Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Tour­na­ment.

“What has been achieved to­day was the re­sult of joint ef­forts by the man­age­ment of the team and the ath­letes,” said the pres­i­dent of Kuwait Ice-Hockey Na­tional Team Fuhaid Al-Ajmi in a state­ment for KUNA.

“Kuwait dom­i­nated the game en­tirely be­cause of their high stamina and their fo­cus,” he added.

Al-Ajmi af­firmed that the win would mo­ti­vate the team to fur­ther progress in the tour­na­ment.

Kuwait Ice Hockey na­tional team have camped in Czech Repub­lic for two weeks, play­ing three friendly games prior to their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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