SINGAPORE - The Lion City Cup ice hockey tournament will be held this week from March 2-5 at The Rink at JCube.
The 11th edition of the annual event will feature 15 teams (including three women's teams) from seven countries. Besides hosts Singapore, teams from Russia, Finland, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea and Australia will compete across four divisions.
A total of 19 teams from seven nations took part in last year's tournament.
In the Asian division, Korean outfit Suwon Eagles will be the favourites to repeat their triumph from last year.
Russian team CCCP Totachi will be making their debut in the International division.
All four finals will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Singapore's national men's team will skip this year's competition as they are focusing their efforts on the Challenge Cup of Asia tournament from Mar 12-18 in Abu Dhabi.
Winter sports such as ice hockey and ice skating are set to make its debut at next year's SEA Games in Malaysia.