Team Hong Kong has gone to 4 World Championships (2009,11,13,15) and have been a staple at the tournament every since. Joining the World Championships started as an idea from an ex Pat that previously played in the tournament for another country. After moving to Hong Kong he wanted to bring Hong Kong to the world stage. In 2009 his idea came to fruition as team Hong Kong sent a team of local players to Pilsen, Czech Republic . We had a tough time at our first Worlds but we did get our first win over Great Britain and finished 4th in B pool. In 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia we fielded a team with half Canadians and half Hong Kong residents. Our team was much more competitive and finished with 2 wins and 3 losses. In 2013 the World Championships were in Canada and the majority of the team was Canadian and finished 4th in B pool just missing a bronze medal by losing in a shootout. In 2015 the tournament was the biggest and most well run in Zug, Switzerland. We had another mixed team of Canadians and Hong Kong residents and competed well but fell short finishing 5th in B pool.
Team Hong Kong is excited to be back in the country where they first debuted and are very excited for 2017 Worlds in Pardubice, Czech Republic. From the previous years we have gained valuable experience and truly believe that we will have a very strong team.
Everyone ones of these tournaments is an amazing experience filled with great sportsmanship and competition. Friendships are forged and a lifetime of memories are made.
Good luck to everyone at the World Championships and congratulations on growing the game that we all love.