HONG KONG, January 17, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- More than 300 top hockey players in ong Kong are set to do battle as the second half of Mega Ice's Hong Kong Hockey League kicks off.
Playing at Mega Ice's state-of-the-art rink, the league boasts four divisions of high-quality hockey talent and the action is heating up as teams jostle for playoff positions.
Hockey has grown in popularity in Hong Kong in recent years, especially after the Mega Ice rink opened two years ago. The Chinese territory's other ice surfaces were not large enough to accommodate hockey games, but with Mega Ice's rink situated in the Beehive atrium of MegaBox mall in Kowloon, the game has really taken off with more than 20 teams involved.
The stunning Mega Ice rink measures 26 metres by 57 metres and is the only international-sized ice surface in Hong Kong. Uniquely, it offers a stunning harbor view through a 30-meter wide glass window right beside the rink. The facility further advances Hong Kong's position as the host of world tournaments in ice sport.
"We received an enthusiastic response this year with more than 300 hockey players participating in the league," said Keith Fong, Mega Ice Deputy General Manager and Referee in Chief.
"We believe that this league will offer great exposure to the game of ice hockey in Hong Kong and inspire many Hong Kong youth to join this wonderful sport," said Fong.
The Molson Coors Brewing Company is the league's official sponsor, a move that has also bettered the league's operations, not to mention the post-game celebrations.
Mega Ice's Hong Kong Hockey League is sanctioned by the Hong Kong Ice Hockey Association Limited (HKIHA). More than 250 games will be played this season.
About Mega Ice:
The Mega Ice - http://www.megaice.com.hk - ice rink is the only international sized facility in Hong Kong bringing world class hockey, skating and figure skating to the public. The multi-purpose venue is designed for performances, concerts, exhibitions, corporate and private functions and even birthday parties.
For more information contact:
Enquiry: (852) 2709 4020
Fax: (852) 2709 4030
Or visit: http://www.megaice.com.hk
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