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2015 Winnipeg Emperors Club

The Winnipeg Emperors is an all asian hockey club based out of Winnipeg that competes in the annual Asian Hockey Championships (www.mygamesheet.com) every year in Toronto during the May long weekend. This year’s tournament is set for May 15-17, 2015. The tournament is now entering its 26th year and expects a turnout of 60 teams and over 900 players competing in 6 mens divisions, 1 womens division and 2 kids divisions.

The hockey club has grown from 1 squad in 2011 to 2 squads in 2012 and 3 squads in 2013. For 2015 we are looking to ice at minimum 2 squads and if there is enough interest, a 3rd squad. Evaluation skates will take place in the middle of November 2015 and will either be 1 skate or 2 skates depending on interest. If you are interested in playing for the Emperors in 2015 please submit the following information to

grandmasterchan@yahoo.com:

Name:
Email:
Position:
Highest level of hockey played:
If you play somewhere now, what league and division:

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

2013 Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club Season Summary

For 2013 the club expanded to 3 squads!

A Squad

This squad competed in the Upper Intermediate division of the Asian Hockey Championships tournament. This year’s squad consisted of:

Forwards: Richard Mao, Scott Yeung, Liam O’Neil, Eoghan O’Neil, Hugh Hull, Sean O’Neil, Jomar Masesar, Rob Woo
Defence: Allan Chan, Aaron Lam, Darrel Lorbis, Lawerence Chang
Goalie: Mark Galang

Game 1: Win vs. GenerAsians: 7-4.
Game 2: Win vs. Homer Hawks 4-0
Game 3: Tie vs. Noodles and a Meatball 2-2.
Semi Final: Win vs. Noodles and a Meatball 4-1.
Championship Final: Win vs. Just Ask Sammy 8-4.

This squad welcomed 1st timers Rob Woo and Eoghan O’Neil brother of Sean and Liam O’Neil. Rob Woo had actually broken his ankle and was cleared to play 1 week before the tournament started. The new additions gave A squad a balanced team of 2 way forwards who could skate, score and play a strong 200 foot game. On the back end Mark Galang kept things calm when things got tense by making even the hardest saves look easy with his relaxed demeanour. The team received a scare when they tied a team comprised mainly of 17 & 18 year olds called Noodles and a Meatball in game 3. They would meet again the next morning in the semi finals. Drawing from the experience of their last year’s loss to another 17&18 year old team Arashi Jr, Squad A came out and never took their foot off the gas after they lead playing a physical game that walked on the thin line of not being called for penalties.

The championship finals saw Squad B, Squad C and family members fill up one side of the stands to cheer Squad A. Squad A drew from this energy which was very similar to the rowdy Winnipeg Jets fans experience. There was booing of the opposition’s best player, a wave and friendly chirps with the officials. After Squad A got the 1st goal a huge cheer erupted and Just Ask Sammy became deflated as Squad A started to pull away. Rob Woo was a strong leader during this came leaving nothing behind and asking his teammates to do the same. As the clock wound down, Squad A handily defeats Just Ask Sammy by a score of 8-4 to win their first Asian Hockey Championships!

B Squad

Forwards: Sel Tse, Gary Ma, Stanley Eng, Vinh Nguyen, Ryan Tsang, Kim Tsang, Ron Cantiveros, Ryan Murray
Defence: Mike De La Cruz, Joey, Travis Takecuchi, Vinh Huynh
Goalie: Anthony Battad

C Squad

Forwards: Tommy Dao, Shawn Masesar, Jo Ang, Mike Koehler, Henry Tat, Phil Tat, Garrett Wong

Defence: Glen Henson, Billy Phantha, Nathan Kowalski, Reynold Benzinga

Squad B competed in the Lower Recreational division and Squad C in the Entry Level division respectively. With the exponential growth and new players coming into the club as well as the return of some veterans from previous years, both squads made it to the semi finals of their divisional playoffs.

The focus now shifts to the 25th Anniversary of Asian Hockey Championships which takes place May 16-18, 2014 in Toronto, ON. The club will hold an evaluation skate for all those interested in participating in November.

If you are interested in playing for the Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club or would like more information, please contact allan@repmedia.ca

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Evaluation Skates for 2013 Squads

The Winnipeg Emperors is an all asian hockey club based out of Winnipeg that competes in the annual Asian Hockey Championships (www.mygamesheet.com/ahc) every year in Toronto during the May long weekend. This year’s tournament is set for May 17-19, 2013. The tournament is now entering its 23rd year and expects a turnout of 55 teams and over 800 players competing in 6 mens divisions, 1 womens division and 2 kids divisions.

The hockey club has grown from 1 squad in 2011 to 2 squads in 2012. For 2013 we are looking to grow by 1 more squad to ice a A, B and C Squad to represent the club. The club is structured in a way so that it is an open resource for all asians interested in playing hockey as growing up in Canada, hockey is not usually a supported sport in asian cultures. We are open to all and the goal is to increase awareness to the game and having an outlet where all feel welcomed. With the return of the NHL to Winnipeg there has been an increase in ice hockey players of asian descent and the Winnipeg Emperors intend to support this.

The Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club will be holding our evaluation skate for squads A and B on Saturday Oct.27th at 7:30pm at the Winnipeg Winter Club. A second evaluation skate will be for squads B and C on Nov.3 at 7:30pm at the Winnipeg Winter Club. There are no plans for cuts, but simply to place players in the right environment. If you are interested in playing for the Winnipeg Emperors please email the following to grandmasterchan@yahoo.com

Name:
Email:
Position:
Highest level of hockey played:

Friday, October 19th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

2012 Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club Season Summary

The Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club began the season with an evaluation skate in November of 2012 where interest in the club grew by doubling the numbers of last year’s team.  With the increased numbers, the club formed two squads titled A Squad (upper) and B squad (lower) to participate in the 2012 Asian Hockey Championships during the Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto,ON.

A Squad

This squad competed in the Upper Rec division of the tournament.  After decisive victories in the first and second games in which they won 4-0 and 10-3 respectively, they met Arashi Jr. in Game 3 of round robin play to decide 1st place in the division..  Arashi Jr. jumped out to an early 5-0 lead which shocked Squad A as they never trailed in earlier games.  After a late game push in which Squad A scored 4 goals, they ran out of time and suffered their first defeat with a final score of 5-4.

At this point the tournament organizers took the top 4 teams from the Upper Rec Division and created a new division called Lower Intermediate for playoffs.  Squad A would once again meet Arashi Jr. in the semi-finals.  Arashi Jr. played a solid 2 way game in which they defeated Squad A with a final score of 4-0.  Arashi Jr. would go on to win the championships of this division.

Squad A’s Richard Mao (2x), goalie Mark Galang and defenseman Lou Chang earned hard hat awards for their efforts in the games played.  Scotty Yeung and Richard Mao led offensively for the team with forwards Ryan Tsang and Sean O’Neil playing a hard 2 way game and being defensively responsible.

Game 1: Win vs. Rondeau: 4-0.
Game 2: Win vs.N’Saiyanz 10-3
Game 3: Loss vs. Arashi Jr 5-0  then 5-4,
Game 4: Lower Intermediate Semifinals Loss vs. Arashi Jr. 4-0

B Squad

Squad B competed in the Entry Level division of the tournament. After falling flat to the Gong Hei Phat Boyz from Ottawa in their first game, they came back to win in game 2 vs Bamboo.  The third game ended in a tie against last year’s champions Zero Fighers.  In Squad B’s first playoff game they exacted revenge and were able to top the Gong Hei Phat Boyz with a win.  Their next game would be tough loss in the semi finals in which they wered downed 3-1 by the Wellcare Flyers who would eventually go on to win the division.

This squad played a grinding game with a defense first mindset and stellar goaltending from Anthony Battad. Squad B captain Stanley Eng led by example, defenseman Aaron Lam led offensively from his blue line and strong efforts by Kim Tsang, Tommy Dao and and Henry Tat were shown throughout the tournament.

Game 1: lost 3-0 to Gong Hei Phat Boyz
Game 2: Won 5-2 against Bamboo
Game 3: Tied 1-1 against zero fighters
Game 4: playoff game – Won 3-1 against Gong Hei Phat Boyz
Game 5: playoff game – lost 3-1 to Flyers(I think)

The focus now shifts to the 2013 Asian Hockey Championships which takes place May 17-19 in Toronto, ON.  The club will hold an evaluation skate for all those interested in participating in October.

If you are interested in playing for the Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club or would like more information, please contact allan@repmedia.ca

Friday, August 10th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

2012 Winnipeg Emperors Roster

The Winnipeg Emperors Hockey club will be sending 2 squads to the 2012 Asian Hockey Championships taking place from May 18-20th at Canlan York in Toronto, ON.

Squad A will compete in the Upper Rec division and Squad B will be competing in the Entry Level Division.

SQUAD A

Goaltender:

#29 Mark Galang

Forwards:

#00 Scott Yeung
#10 Hugh Hull
#11 Ryan Tsang
#15 Liam O’Neil
#22 Sean O’Neil
#23 Jomar Masesar
#37 Richard Mao
#97 Roby Yeung
# Daniel Skene

Defencemen:

#7 Allan Chan
#8 Alvin Yambao
#83 Lou Chang
#92 Darrell Lorbis

SQUAD B

Goaltender:

#50 Anthony Battad

Forwards:

#3 Sel Tse
#5 Ron Cantiveros
#16 Henry Tat
#17 Noah Gatzke
#18 Stanley Eng
#28 Vinh Nguyen
#33 Kim Tsang
#34 William Au
#84 Tommy Dao
#88 Philip Tat

Defencemen:

#2 Mike Dela Cruz
#9 Aaron Lam
#13 Glenn Henson
#77 Vinh Huynh

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Winnipeg Emperors Evaluation skate – Open Invite – Saturday, Nov.19th – 8:30pm

As we embark on a new season to prep for the 2012 Asian Hockey Champions in Toronto, ON during May long weekend there has been a recent surge of Asian Hockey players in Winnipeg. This is evidenced by the groups of players found at Nobby’s Friday night skates at Dutton and Tommy Dao’s skates on Tues/Thurs nights. With this increase in Asian descent players there has been more interest in the Winnipeg Emperors hockey club.

Because of this increased interest we will be holding an evaluation skate to see if the hockey club carries the same roster as last year with some additions or if there is enough players to split the squad into 2.

General rules is that teams in this tournament are to be of asian descent or 1/4 asian descent with 2 imports allowed (aka the Hugh rule)

The Winnipeg Emperors will be holding an open invitation for any players wishing to play on the 2012 roster in Toronto on Saturday, November 19th at 8:30pm at the MTS ICEPLEX. This will be the only evaluation skate as from here we will be moving forward for 2012. The goal is to include every player that wants to play for the Emperors and every attempt will be made at doing so.

For new comers interested in costs, it is about a bit under $1000/player after jerseys, team registration, flights, hotels and van rentals.

All info for the 2012 Asian Hockey Championshps can be found here: http://mygamesheet.com/ahc/

Please reply to Allan at grandmasterchan@yahoo.com if you are attending. Cost is $10/person for this skate.

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

2011 Asian Hockey Championships Recap

The Emperors started their planning for the 2011 Asian Hockey Championships in Toronto, Ontario 1 year ago.  After a year of practices, scrimmages and lots of planning we descended upon Toronto to show what Winnipeg was all about.  Here is a recap of all our games:

Friday:
10pm – Wellcare Flyers, Win 3-1

First game of the tournament we played a very motivated team that had played 3 hours earlier but our very own Ryan Tsang scored 2 goals to get us over the Flyers.

Saturday:
1pm – Zero Fighters, Win 5-3
High flying offensive game.  Alvin sets the tone by coming out onto the ice with his skate guards still on. This lightened the mood and helped us all relax. =D . We played a very young and ethusiastic team, little did we know we would be meeting them again.

5pm – Gong Hei Phat Boyz, Win 3-2
Ottawa team that lead us 2-0 in the third period. Tied it up with under 3 minutes and Alvin Yambao takes the puck end to end for the winning goal.

Sunday:
9am – Ancient Chinese Secret, Win 5-2
Actually an 8am game for us still in a Winnipeg time zone. Good intensity. Got scoring from all lines. Rolled 6 D and 9 F as the tournament was taking its toll on our bodies.  Vinh N comes out with his skate guards to again lighten the mood and Sel Tse gets 2 goals to lead us to the win.

1pm – Ancient Chinese Secret, Semi-finals sudden death shoot out win, 3-2
Played a very motivated 4th place team that actually had the lead on us this was not the same team 3 hours earlier.  Went to overtime, solved nothing, Sean and Lou score during the shootout to win it for the Emperors. Nail biter!

4pm – Zero Fighters – Finals loss, 0-2.
Zero Fighters were flying and double shifted their star player #17.  Emperors defense keyed in on him and neutralized him. However we ran into their hot goaltender who was making unbelievable saves, in the end they got a squeaker past us and added an insurance goal with under 2 minutes left in the third.

Recap:
Some of the team started to arrive early and take in the Hockey Hall of Fame and a Blue Jays game.  This team represented Winnipeg well as they felt they had a job to do as evidenced by the early bedtimes!  Highlights are: The Emperors’ Palace aka The Holiday Inn Express and of course the food!  $10 dollar dinners at Congee Wong including tip! Hainese chicken also dinner for under $10 at Phoenix followed by a trip to Destiny a 2 level bubble tea store and of course the final team dinner at Chako for an enormous Korean BBQ fest!

A 5-1 record is something we should be proud of for our first year. There is no doubt that we will be back for some unfinished business. Keep your eyes peeled to this site for updates!

Filipino Journal Article on the Tournament:

http://filipinojournal.com/feature-stories/sports/winnipeg-emperors-debut-at-the-22nd-asian-hockey-championships-in-toronto

Top row L-R: Mike, Vinh N., Sel, Will, Allan, Stanley, Sean, Hugh, Alvin, Ron G.
Middle row L-R: Vinh H., Roby, Ryan, Lou, Ron C.
Front: Jeremy

Monday, July 4th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

2011 AHC & CE Schedule

The 2011 AHC & CE schedule is now available.  A printable Adobe Acrobat Reader version of the schedule can be downloaded here. The Winnipeg Emperors will be playing a minimum of 5 games in Toronto.

Game 1 – Friday May 20th vs. Wellcare Pharmacy Flyers (RINK 5) at 10pm.

Game 2 – Saturday May 21st vs.  Zero Fighters (RINK 5) at 1pm.

Game 3- Saturday May 21st vs. Gong Hei Phat Boyz (Rink 1) at 5pm.

Game 4- Sunday May 22nd vs. Ancient Chinese Secret (Rink 1) at 9am.

Playoffs on Sunday afternoon at either 1pm or 1:15pm depending on round robin results.

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Final Roster

Happy to announce our final roster that is coming out with us to Toronto next week!

Goaltender:

#33 Jeremy Choy

Forwards:

#2 Mike Dela Cruz
#3 Sel Tse
#5 Ron Cantiveros
#10 Hugh Hull
#11 Ryan Tsang
#12 Ron Guinto
#18 Stanley Eng
#22 Sean O’Neil
#28 Vinh Nguyen
#34 William Au
#83 Lou Chang
#97 Roby Yeung

Defencemen

#7 Allan Chan
#8 Alvin Yambao
#77 Vinh Huynh
#12 Ron Guinto

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Some AHC love

Getting some love from the Asian Hockey Championships.

http://asianhockeychampionship.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/winnipeg-emperors-hockey-club-coming-to-ahc/

Follow all the latest news from them on their blog here:

http://asianhockeychampionship.wordpress.com/

If tweeting is more your thing feel free to follow them here:

http://twitter.com/#!/AsianHockey

Next skates for the team:

April 9 – 8:45pm – Gateway practice
April 23: 9:45pm – Winnipeg Winter Club – Scrimmage
May 7 – 9:45pm – Winnipeg Winter Club
May 14 – 9:45pm – Winnipeg Winter Club

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments