Team SA get world championship campaign off to good start

South Africa’s senior men’s ice hockey team got their International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) world championship Division III Group A campaign off to a good start, beating Turkmenistan 9-6. The action continues until Sunday. Thailand face Turkmenistan today, Thursday April 20, at 8pm.

South Africa’s Dylan Compton gains possession in front of goal during his side’s opening IIHF world championship DIvision III Group A match against Turkmenistan. Final score: South Africa 9 Turkmenistan 6. Picture: Fuad Esack

ChineseTaipei will go up against Luxembourg, tomorrow, Friday April 21, at 4pm and South Africa take on Thailand at 8pm. Sunday, April 23 sees Turkmenistan up against ChineseTaipei at 2pm and South Africa face Luxembourg in the competition’s final match at 6pm. Tickets cost R100 through Computicket.

SA senior men’s ice hockey captain, Uthmaan Samaai, third from left, and teammates celebrate getting the puck in the back of the net during their match against Turkmenistan. Samaai was in devastating form on the night, managing a hat-trick to help pull off a 9-6 victory. Picture: Fuad Esack
South Africa’s Luke Carelse, left and Turkmenistan’s Arslan Nuryyef cross blades during their sides’ opening IIHF senior men’s Division III Group A match. South Africa won 9-6. Picture: Fuad Esack
Team South Africa celebrate a goal in their opening IIHF senior men’s world championships Division III Group A fixture aagainst Turkmenistan, at the Ice Station, at GrandWest, on Monday. Final score South Africa 9 Turkmenistan 6. Picture: Fuad Esack

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