ASIAN Tigers became the Division One champions in the Malaysian Ice Hockey Federation (MIHF) President’s Cup league held at the Pyramid Ice in Subang, Selangor recently.
In the final, Asian Tigers put up a gutsy display and edged Taylors 4-3 to win the challenge trophy.
Although Asian Tigers and Taylors were the finalists, the individual awards in Division One were won by players from Dexion Wildcats and Teachers.
Jeremy Chee, who featured for Dexion Wildcats, was named the Best Forward among the local players while Teachers’ Jeff Smith was the best among the foreigners.
Teachers’ David Munro was voted the Best Goalkeeper and presented with the Tony Ryan Trophy.
The Division Two final between Warriors and Vipers, was an interesting affair.
Warriors dominated the match and won 5-3. Warriors took a 3-0 lead but Vipers clawed back into the game to make it 3-3.
However, Warriors, with forward Tan Kay Seng in top form, scored two quick goals to win 5-3.
Tan was named the Best Forward in Division Two.
The most exciting match of the night was between Dexion Wildcubs and Metro Stars in the Division Three final.
After an intense match, Dexion Wildcubs edged Metro Stars 3-2 to win the Division Three title.
Dexion Wildcub’s Bryan Lim was presented with the Best Forward award while his teammate Thomas Simon won the Best Defence prize.
Metro Stars’ Inarah Sofiya Haniff and Andika Ree Pahamin Azhar were the Most Promising Players in Division Three.
Final: Asian Tigers bt Taylors 4-3
Best Forward (Local): Jeremy Chee (Dexion Wildcats)
Best Forward (Expat): Jeff Smith (Teachers)
Best Defence (Local): Reezman Esa (Dexion Wildcats)
Best Defense (Expat): Rick Pucci (Teachers)
Tony Ryan Trophy for Top Goalkeeper: David Munro (Teachers)
Final: Warriors bt Vipers 5-3
Best Forward: Tan Kay Seng (Warriors)
Best Defence: Jeremy Chee (Warriors)
Frank Johnstone Trophy for Most Promising Goalkeeper: Ian Lee (Warriors)
Final: Dexion Wildcubs bt Metro Stars 3-2
Best Forward: Bryan Lim (Dexion Wildcubs)
Best Defence: Thomas Simon (Dexion Wildcubs)
Tupling Family Trophy for Most Promising Player: Inarah Sofiya Haniff (Metro Stars) and Andika Rees Pahamin Azhar (Dexion Wildcubs)