Chinese Taipei, the three-time defending champions of the Challenge Cup of Asia, scored their second victory of the tournament this year with a 14-2 victory over Singapore on Tuesday.
Taipei completely crushed Singapore in the opening period, taking a 7-1 lead after just 21 shots in the first 20 minutes. To Weng, who has scored the most goals in the tournament twice already in his short career, posted four goals and seven points in the contest, with five of them coming in the first period alone.
Weng wasn’t the only player to register seven points in the contest. Three-time gold medalist Hung-Ju Lin would also hit the mark, doing it in the form of two goals and five assists. Lin, a 25-year-old forward who acted as an assistant coach with Taipei at the 2015 WJC-18 D3A tournament, posted seven points in last year’s tournament, so it was big for him to reach that same total in just one game.
Da Lun Peter Tan and Johan Bukhari Venema posted a goal each for Singapore, who dropped their third straight decision in four days.
Singapore will skate in their fourth and final game on Wednesday, a meeting against fellow winless nation Thailand. Chinese Taipei will meet with the strong Mongolians on Wednesday before meeting up with the United Arab Emirates on Friday, a game that should decide the tournament champion.
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