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Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey

/ 07:25 PM August 21, 2017

This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia.
/ AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

The Philippine ice hockey team showed why it’s among the favorites to win the gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA Games

The Philippines thrashed Indonesia, 12-0, kicking off its gold medal bid in dominating fashion Monday at Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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READ: Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey

Ice hockey is being staged in the regional meet for the first time.

The Filipinos take on Singapore next before wrapping up their stint against Malaysia and Thailand.

News and features about 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 19-30. Visit http://inq.news/seagames.

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TAGS: 29th SEA Games, Ice Hockey, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Philippines, SEA Games, SEA Games 2017
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