The 2023 Soyang Gangbae National Youth Ice Hockey Tournament, a festival of young athletes who will lead the future of Korean ice hockey, kicked off in Chuncheon.
Organized by the Gangwon Minjaeil and the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province Ice Hockey Association, and sponsored by the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province, the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province Office of Education, Chuncheon City, and the Chuncheon City Corporation, the tournament kicked off five days of intense competition on the 24th at the Chuncheon Songam Sports Town Ice Arena (Uiam Ice Arena), starting with the opening game of Group A in the high school division between Chuncheon Little High One and Hockey Machine.
The tournament is divided into two groups (A and B) with 10 teams in each of the high school and low school divisions, with Group A playing full league games until the 25th and Group B from the 26th to the 27th.
On the final day of the tournament, on the 28th, the first and second place finishers from each group will compete in a quarterfinal tournament, followed by semifinals and a final to determine the overall winner.
On the first day of the tournament, Chuncheon Little High One’s senior and junior teams won two consecutive games side by side, as the teams fought closely from the first game of Group A, predicting a fierce battle for the top spot.
If Chuncheon Little High One plays well in the third and fourth games on the 25th to finish first in Group A, they will play the second place team in Group B on the 28th for the semifinals.
In Group B, Gangneung Little High One’s senior and junior teams will play their first games at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the 26th, respectively. 토토사이트