PH women's ice hockey team bags gold in 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine ice hockey team struck gold in the 2019 IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia Division 1 early Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
The Filipinas downed the host UAE, 2-1, in the final match to fittingly cap a dominant showing in the competition.
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Posted by Philippine Women';s Ice Hockey on Friday, April 19, 2019
Bianca Cuevas, who was the tournament’s top scorer, opened the scoring early, giving the Philippines a 1-0 lead nearly a minute into the match. Danielle Lourdes Imperial doubled the lead late in the second period.
The Philippine side went unscathed in three games, only dropping one goal. It thrashed Kuwait, 10-0, in the opener then dominated India, 5-0, in its second game.
This gold medal conquest earned the women’s hockey team a promotion to the top women’s division.