Ice hockey at the Southeast Asian Games

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Ice hockey competitions at the Southeast Asian Games was first held at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

History

In 2015, the South East Asian Games Federation approved Malaysia's proposal to introduce ice hockey and ice skating to the Southeast Asian Games.[1] The 2017 Southeast Asian Games which was hosted by Malaysia was the first edition of the games where winter sports, including ice hockey, was contested. The Philippines won the first ice hockey gold medal.[2]

Ice hockey is expected to be contested again in the 2019 edition which will be hosted by the Philippines.[3] Malaysia has requested the Philippines to introduce a women's ice hockey event to the games.[4]

Medal winners

Men

Year Host  Gold  Silver  Bronze
2017
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Philippines

Thailand

Malaysia

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Philippines (PHI) 1 0 0 1
2  Thailand (THA) 0 1 0 1
3  Malaysia (MAS) 0 0 1 1
Totals (3 nations) 1 1 1 3

References

  1. ^ "Games-Ice sports to debut at SEA Games, Thais want Olympic focus". Reuters. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ Colina, Celest-Florest (24 August 2017). "Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ "PH Ice Hockey Team concludes their first match of the year at SM Skating Mall of Asia". BusinessMirror. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. ^ Lee, C.Y. (16 April 2018). "Men's ice hockey team comes through with impressive wins at IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia". The Star. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
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