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Challenge Cup of Asia
- League status: Active
- Administered by: IIHF
- Year of start: 2008
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Preliminary Round: Group A plays a Single Round Robin, Group B plays a Double Round Robin. 1st and 2nd Place Group A are automatically qualified for Semi-finals. Team 3 and 4 Group A play against Team 1 and 2 Group B in the Semi-final Qualification. Tournament will end for Team 3 Group B.
Semi-final Qualification: 3rd Group A play against 2nd Group B, 4th Group A play against 1st Group B. Winner of both teams reach the Semi-finals. The tournament will end for the losers of both games.
Semi-finals: 1st Group A play against Winner 3A-2B, 2nd Group A play against Winner 4A-1B.
Placement Game: Losers of Semi-finals.
Gold Medal Game: Winners of Semi-finals.
India changes coach
For the first time since its first appearance on ice in 2009, India replaced American coach Adam Sherlip with former assistant coach Abdul Hakim Giri.
Hakim, 38, a phys-ed teacher in Leh, was on Indian national team bench since 2009 and was U18 national team headcoach
2013 Challenge Cup of Asia in Thailand
The 2013 Challenge Cup of Asia Senior Men will be held in Thailand during the 3rd week of March 2013, as decided during the Asian Strategic Planning Group meeting in Macau. The meeting also determine that Senior and U18 Challenge Cup will be held in alternate years. 2013 is for seniors in Thailand and U18 will in held in March 2014.(14 Aug 2012)
Challenge Cup of Asia
The IIHF announced dates and venues for the four Challenge Cup of Asia tournaments to be played this spring.
2012 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia in Dehradun, India, 17-25 March
2012 IIHF U20 Challenge Cup of Asia in Seoul, Korea, 26-30 May 2012
2012 IIHF U18 Challenge Cup of Asia in Abu Dhabi/Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 1-6 April 2012
2012 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia in Qiqihar, China, 15-20 February 2012
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