AsiaXPAT Joins CIHL for Warriors Title Defence

Top Quote As the defending CIHL champions Kowloon Warriors look to repeat their championship title this season, the team has joined forces with AsiaXPAT, the region's leading digital platform for affluent Asian and expatriate professionals. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 30, 2012 - HONG KONG - Partnering with elite ice hockey league CIHL for the second straight year, AsiaXPAT has stepped up as the team's title sponsor this season and the Kowloon side is now known as the AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors (

    With over 950,000 visits per month and over 400,000 members across 13 major Asian cities, the AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors now have an expanded and growing regional fanbase behind them as they look to hoist the CIHL championship trophy at the end of the 2012-2013 season.

    Commented CIHL co-founder and director Gregory Smyth: "The CIHL is delighted to have AsiaXPAT on board this season as the title sponsor of the AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors. On behalf of the team and the CIHL, I would like to thank AsiaXPAT for its support of both the Warriors and the CIHL."

    Following a dominant 2011-2012 season, where the Warriors swept the South China Sharks in the best-of-three CIHL Finals series, the Warriors came into this season as the team to beat. Many of the team's core players returned for the 2012-2013 and ahead of the season opener in October, General Manager Art Tam drafted some key additions, including Devin Welsh, who is part of the CIHL Intern Program and three players from the U18 partnership - Justin Cheng, Just Fan and Jack Woods.

    "AsiaXPAT is thrilled to again be part of the CIHL this season and to be supporting the Kowloon Warriors as they look to defend their championship title," said AsiaXPAT founder and managing director Paul Luciw. "As the league matures, the competition is getting stronger and tougher, but we're confident that the AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors have what it takes to succeed and we look forward to cheering them on every step of the way."

    Heading into the mid-point of the season, the AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors are second in the CIHL standings, just three points behind the rival Sharks. With 4-2-1 record, the Warriors will be fighting to reach the top spot and with plenty of hockey still to play, Saturday nights at Mega Ice are not to be missed.

    Tickets for the CIHL are available through or by contacting ricky ( @ ) cihl dot com dot Individual game night tickets valid for both games in the double-header are available for HK$150, with season ticket packages also on offer dot

    The CIHL has created an online and mobile community through its comprehensive league and team websites, as well as its free iPhone app, available at the iTunes store, which allows fans to access on-demand video clips, game highlights, photographs, statistics, schedules and player information.

    All games are played at Mega Ice, with a game format of three, 12-minute periods of five-on-five hockey.

    About the CIHL
    The CIHL was founded in 2010 to provide new opportunities for high-level, contact hockey in Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China as well as to champion sportsmanship and develop future generations of Chinese hockey.

    The Royal Bank of Canada is the official league sponsor for the 2012-2013 CIHL season. This year, the league will feature four teams: the Quam Hong Kong Tycoons, AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors, Macau Aces and South China Sharks

    Saturday nights from October 6, 2012 through March 16, 2013, the teams will face off at Mega Ice for two back-to-back games. Family entertainment, community events and on-ice kids' competitions are aimed at making Saturdays a true "Hockey Night in Hong Kong". The official website of the CIHL is and a free iPhone app is available through the iTunes store.

    For more information, please contact:
    Gregory Smyth, CIHL, greg ( @ ) cihl dot com

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