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2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Logo
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of India India
Dates March 17 – March 25, 2012
Teams 7
Champions Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates (2 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 18
Goals scored 159  (8.83 per game)
Attendance 4,627  (257 per game)

The 2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia was the 5th IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, an annual international ice hockey tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It took place between March 17 and March 25, 2012 in Dehradun, India. The defending champions Hong Kong, who claimed their first title in 2011, did not send a team to this year's edition. Chinese Taipei, winners of the 2010 tournament competed after skipping the 2011 tournament. The United Arab Emirates won the tournament after defeating Thailand in the final and Malaysia finished in third after defeating Kuwait in the bronze medal match

OverviewEdit

This will be the first IIHF sanctioned tournament to be held in India and will see the tournament expanded to seven teams.[1] The teams will be split into two seeded groups. Group A will contain the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Kuwait, who will play a round robin format. Group B will consist of Macau, Malaysia and India, who will play a double-round robin format. The top two teams in Group A will receive a bye to the semi-finals, while the bottom two will play a semi-final qualification against the top two teams from Group B.[1]

The United Arab Emirates won the tournament after defeating Thailand 3 – 0 in the final.[2] It was the United Arab Emirates second title having previously won the 2009 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia.[3] Malaysia finished third after they defeated Kuwait in the bronze medal game.[2] Loke Ban Kin finished the tournament as the top scoring after finishing with 27 points including 16 goals and 11 assists.[4] The United Arab Emirate's Khaled al-Suwaidi finished as the tournaments top goaltender based on save percentage with a percentage of 100.[5]

Group stageEdit

     Team qualified for Semi-finals
     Team qualified for Qualification play-off
     Team did not advance

Group AEdit

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 24 3 +21 9
2 Flag of Thailand Thailand 3 2 0 0 1 25 6 +19 6
3 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 3 1 0 0 2 14 16 –2 3
4 Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 2 40 –38 0

All times local. (IST = UTC+5:30)[6]

March 18, 2012
17:00
United Arab Emirates Flag of the United Arab Emirates 4 – 3
(1–2, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Thailand Thailand Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 200
March 19, 2012
17:00
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei 2 – 12
(2–5, 0–4, 0–3)
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 157
March 20, 2012
14:00
Kuwait Flag of Kuwait 0 – 6
(0–4, 0–0, 0–2)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Deharadun Arena
Attendance: 173
March 20, 2012
21:00
Thailand Flag of Thailand 14 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 6–0)
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 153
March 22, 2012
14:00
Thailand Flag of Thailand 8 – 2
(2–1, 4–0, 2–1)
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 227
March 22, 2012
17:30
United Arab Emirates Flag of the United Arab Emirates 14 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 6–0)
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 184

Group BEdit

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 4 4 0 0 1 44 7 +37 12
2 Flag of India India 4 1 0 0 3 12 37 –25 3
3 Flag of Macau Macau 4 1 0 0 3 9 21 –12 3

All times local. (IST = UTC+5:30)[7]

March 18, 2012
20:00
India Flag of India 3 – 5
(1–0, 2–2, 0–3)
Flag of Macau Macau Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 247
March 19, 2012
20:00
Macau Flag of Macau 1 – 8
(0–1, 1–5, 0–2)
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 132
March 20, 2012
17:30
Malaysia Flag of Malaysia 13 – 2
(6–2, 3–0, 4–0)
Flag of India India Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 476
March 21, 2012
13:00
Macau Flag of Macau 1 – 5
(0–0, 1–2, 0–3)
Flag of India India Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 124
March 21, 2012
21:00
India Flag of India 2 – 18
(1–5, 0–6, 1–7)
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 98
March 22, 2012
21:00
Malaysia Flag of Malaysia 5 – 2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Macau Macau Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 105

Playoff roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Qualification play-off     Semi-finals     Finals
                           
      A1  Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 15  
  A4  Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0     QP1  Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 0    
  B1  Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 3         SF1  Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 3
      SF2  Flag of Thailand Thailand 0
      A2  Flag of Thailand Thailand 5    
  A3  Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 13     QP2  Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 4   Third place
  B2  Flag of India India 2   SF1  Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 5
  SF2  Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 3

Qualification play-offEdit

March 23, 2012
17:00
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei 0 – 3
(0–1, 0–2, 0–0)
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 197
March 23, 2012
20:00
Kuwait Flag of Kuwait 13 – 2
(4–1, 4–1, 5–0)
Flag of India India Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 112

Semi-finalsEdit

March 24, 2012
17:00
United Arab Emirates Flag of the United Arab Emirates 15 – 0
(6–0, 7–0, 2–0)
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 312
March 24, 2012
20:00
Thailand Flag of Thailand 5 – 4
(0–1, 2–2, 3–1)
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 337

Bronze medal gameEdit

March 25, 2012
17:00
Malaysia Flag of Malaysia 5 – 3
(2–1, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 280

Gold medal gameEdit

March 25, 2012
20:00
United Arab Emirates Flag of the United Arab Emirates 3 – 0
(0–0, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Thailand Thailand Dehradun Arena
Attendance: 1113

Ranking and statisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Gold medal icon Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Silver medal icon Flag of Thailand Thailand
Bronze medal icon Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
4 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait
5 Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
6 Flag of India India
7 Flag of Macau Macau

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals, assists, and the lower penalties in minutes.[4]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Malaysia Loke Ban Kin 7 16 11 27 +20 8 F
Flag of Thailand Tewin Chartsuwan 5 11 5 16 +17 4 F
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Juma al-Dhaheri 5 6 9 15 +13 4 F
Flag of Kuwait Meshal al-Ajmi 6 12 2 14 +6 35 D
Flag of Malaysia Tan Khia Peng 7 7 7 14 +17 4 F
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Suhail al-Mehairi 5 4 8 12 +14 0 F
Flag of Thailand Teerasak Rattanachot 5 5 6 11 +16 4 F
Flag of Kuwait Mohammad al-Ajmi 6 4 7 11 -5 4 F
Flag of Malaysia Moi Jia Yung 7 2 9 11 +13 4 D
Flag of Malaysia Brandon Tan Wai Kin 7 5 5 10 +15 2 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[5]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS%
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Khaled al-Suwaidi 240:00 49 0 0.00 100.00
Flag of Thailand Prawes Kaewjeen 160:00 49 5 1.88 89.80
Flag of Malaysia Tengku Muhd Azlly Tengku Abdillah 225:10 98 11 2.93 88.78
Flag of Thailand Pattarapol Ungkulpattanasuk 140:00 56 8 3.43 85.71
Flag of Kuwait Jasem al-Sarraf 321:29 179 28 5.23 84.36

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Let’s play in the Himalayas. IIHF (March 5, 2012). Retrieved on March 14, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statistics. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-03-31.
  3. Frondelius, Timmo Pekka (2012-03-26). [backPid=5818&cHash=218d809b13 Emirati claim gold]. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-03-31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-03-31.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-03-31.
  6. Game Schedule. IIHF. Retrieved on March 14, 2012.
  7. Game Schedule. IIHF. Retrieved on March 14, 2012.

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