Published On: Sat, Apr 20th, 2019

PH women’s ice hockey tops 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

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The Philippine women’s ice hockey team sweeps the tournament’s Division 1 to gain promotion to the 2020 Challenge Cup of Asia

Published 12:23 PM, April 20, 2019

Updated 12:23 PM, April 20, 2019

GOLDEN ROMP. The Philippine women's ice hockey team concedes only one goal during its title run. Photo by Yuka Fukuma

GOLDEN ROMP. The Philippine women’s ice hockey team concedes only one goal during its title run. Photo by Yuka Fukuma

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s ice hockey team bagged a gold medal in the 2019 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia division 1 on Friday, April 19 (Saturday, April 20, Manila time) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Nationals, which won a bronze in the previous edition, capped their campaign with a narrow 2-1 win over host country UAE to sweep the tournament and gain promotion to the Challenge Cup of Asia tournament in 2020.

Bianca Cuevas, the tournament’s top scorer, scored the opening goal for the Philippines 57 seconds into the match thanks to a two-minute penalty on UAE’s Fatima Al Ali for tripping.

Even as the Philippines struggled during a penalty-laden 2nd period, Danielle Imperial managed to slot in the country’s second goal for a 2-0 cushion at the 39:53 mark of the game.

UAE attempted to rally back, but Dana Alhosani wound up scoring the team’s lone goal at 56:53.

The Philippines’ goaltender Rosalyn Lim only conceded one goal in the tournament as the Nationals trounced Kuwait, 10-0, and blanked India, 5-0. – Rappler.com

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