In conjunction with the great support from Hokkaido government, Sapporo city and Sapporo Ice Hockey Federation, 2018 Youth Hockey League (Asia Region) Sapporo stop has been held on March 3 to 4 at Sapporo Tsukisamu Gymnasium, the first Winter Olympic ice hockey rink in Asia!
During a 3-day journey, not only did Team HKAIH compete against 4 other Japanese teams, but also visited Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium and Sapporo Olympic Museum. With numerous valuable materials related to the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games and additional materials on other international championships which Sapporo has hosted, the museum explains the history of winter sports to our young players.
For the first time the League is taken place in Hokkaido, it is encouraging to see that players from the Hong Kong School Ice Hockey League and Jockey Club Ice Hockey Generation Next Program are selected on the team to compete with overseas players and broaden their horizons.
HKAIH & HKAHC will strive to build a solid foundation for the ice hockey community and we believe that AYHL will become a renowned competition promoting Olympics spirit and ice hockey development in the region.
Participating Teams (in arbitrary order):
- Hokkaido Barbarians Jr. IHC
- Hoshioki Ketters Jr.
- Tsukisamu Stronger
- Tomari Blue Marine Sharks
- Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey