Six unanswered goals was all it took for the Chinese Taipei to defeat the United Arab Emirates 6-1 and take home the 2016 Challenge Cup of Asia title.
To Weng led the way for Taipei, finishing with two goals to finish with 19 points on the tournament, good for first overall. His marker at 8:33 of the first on the power play got the game started, only to have Ping-En Lu get the game winner on his sixth goal of the tournament.
The Emirates kept close throughout the contest, trailing Taipei in shots by just one when it was all said and done. Yu Cheng Liao was strong in net for Taipei, making 27 shots on 28 saves in a strong effort for the goalie.
With the win, Chinese Taipei has now won four straight CCOA events, their sixth title since the tournament began in 2008. Taipei doesn’t compete at the World Championships, but the United Arab Emirates will have their focus set on the Division III tournament when the event takes place next month.
Earlier in the day, Mongolia went on to beat Thailand 7-3 for the bronze medal, which also marks their fourth straight at the tournament.
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