|Royal Thai Airforce celebrate winning the men’s finals in the ninth Việt Nam Hockey Festival 2016, which concluded in Long An on November 7. — Photo courtesy: Organisers|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Royal Thai Airforce hockey club beat Việt Nam Tornados 1-0 in the men’s finals to claim the ninth Việt Nam Hockey Festival 2016 title on November 6.
The match, held in the southern province of Long An, saw national players from both teams competing with each other.
In the women’s finals, Eagles HC from Singapore forced Indonesia’s ISCI hockey club into a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw and won 3-2.
In the mixed category, Mucha Caliente of Singapore retained their title after a 1-0 win over the plucky Vietnamese team. Mucha Caliente are now gunning for a hat-trick in 2017.
The two-day festival, an international six-a-side hockey tournament, was held at the Việt Nam Hockey Centre in Bến Lực town. The event featured 31 teams from Asia and Australia. In all, 20 men’s teams, six women’s teams and five mixed teams took part. — VNS