Trophy stays at home

Kuwait hosted the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia Division I and it was a success for the country on the ice as it won all three games to keep the trophy at home . 

Re-entering the competition , the Kuwait started strong and beat Macau 8 - 0 . Ahmad Al Ajmi opened the scoring at 8:00 and added a natural hat trick in the third period in front of 450 spectators . Ahmad Al Ajmi easily won the scoring race with 11 goals and 17 points and was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament .

India provided the host a bigger challenge on the second day and went up 3 - 0 with three goals between 11:47 and 12:45. Then the Kuwaiti reacted immediately and scored three goals in less than one minute on their own between 13:14 and 14:05 .The game continued to go back and forth and Kuwait tied it at five midway the third period before scoring three unanswered goals for an 8 - 5 win.

Kuwait needed at least one point from its last game against Oman to win the tournament and he did it , wining  Oman 13 - 0 and becoming the champions .

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