Over 100 youthful skaters from six countries perhaps took
another stride in their quest to become ice hockey stars last week when the
International Ice Hockey Federation held a weeklong training camp at the Kad
Suan Kaew Shopping Complex in Chiang Mai. Meetings were also held at Chiang
Mai Orchid Hotel.
defense is well set to hold off White’s furious attack inside the blue
The IIHF training camp atmosphere was vigorous, in part
due to the participation of many nationalities, including Chinese Taipei,
India, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. The training camp was
open for young sportsmen aged 14-16 years old.
action is fast paced as youthful skaters learn the finer points of ice
The hockey began on August 9 and finished on August 13,
and was the first part of a 5-year Ice Hockey Association of Thailand (IHAT)
project, which came out of a recent Asian Development Program Workshop.
This year being the project’s first, the training camp
centered on improving skating skills and teaching proper regulations of the
game. In the future, training camps will alternate with ice hockey
skated to a 4-4 draw with “White” during the IIHF ice hockey training
camp last week in Chiang Mai.
During the training camp, some competitions were also
held to keep things lively. Teams were divided into “Black” and
“White”, made up mostly of 15-year-olds representing their home
be difficult for the goalies when the competition heats up, causing fog to