Why Hong Kong’s ice hockey players are feeling shut out, with the official governing body accused of intimidation, exclusivity and failing to improve the sport



One of the first ice hockey games to take place in Hong Kong ended rather theatrically. In 1984, Swire Group opened a tiny rink at Taikoo Shing’s Cityplaza, and while it was an improvement on the old Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park ice rink, which had only metal handrails for boards, the new sheet of ice presented another challenge – it was right in the middle of a shopping mall.During a heated game, an errant slapshot flew over the boards and smashed the window of a clothing store, sending…


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