Singapore 2, Macau 1: In what can only be described as a total bloodbath in IIHF terms, Singapore managed to grab their first victory of the 2014 CCOA by defeating Macau 2-1. It was a hard earned victory for the Singaporeans, who only recorded one victory in the tournament last year, a 13-4 smashing of India. Led by Wee Daniel Chew, who posted 18 minutes in penalties, the game would feature 96 minutes of sin bin action, a violent game by international hockey standards. All the scoring would be done in the third period, as Cheuk Hei Joshua Lee scored two goals in one shift to lead his team to the 2-1 victory over Macau, a much better result then their 6-4 loss to them last year.

Kyrgyzstan 6, India 2: Kyrgystan had no problem adjusting to their return to hockey action, grabbing their second victory in as many days thanks to a 6-2 victory for India. For their opponents, it was much better result from the first game when India lost 12-0 to Macau. Kanaibek Omurbekov set the tone for the game, scoring two goals to catapult him to the tournament lead with five in just two contests, while Uran Tursunbekov added a goal an assist to regain possession as the top point scorer of the CCOA with six points. Mohd Iqbal would score India’s first goal of the tournament midway through the second, but it had little meaning as Kyrgyzstan would eventually snag the 6-2 win to continue on with their perfect record.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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