Vietnam’s first ice hockey match held in HCM City

  • 02:14 - 2017/12/18

The first ever hockey match to take place in Vietnam was held in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City on December 14, attracting many spectators.

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The event was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada.

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A friendly hockey game between West Coast Dental and Heart of Darkness teams saw the puck dropped on Vietnamese ice for the first time ever.

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Pictured is a figure skating performance by Canadian artists before the match.

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In the first minutes of the match, West Coast Dental (in white jerseys) began to dominate the ice.

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Kyle Micheal Nunas, Canadian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City plays for the Heart of Darkness team (in black jersey).

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His young son (centre) also played in the match.

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Even though it is a friendly, both teams are determined to win the match.

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They skate with passion, eager to get the puck whether with a poke check or body check.

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The Heart of Darkness team (black jerseys) then score two goals without response.

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The West Coast Dental team (in white jerseys) try hard to grab an equaliser. 

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Photographed is a friendly exchange between two players. 

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Ralf Matthaes, Vice President of CanCham Vietnam said the chamber will organize more events to promote Ice Hockey as a new kind of sport for Vietnamese people.

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A West Coast Dental player puts the puck in the back of the net for a goal.

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The match attracted numerous spectators in a commercial centre in Ho Chi Minh City. It finished up 15-9 in favour of the Heart of Darkness team.

 

Source: VietNamNet

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