PH hockey team ‘getting hungrier’ with newfound support

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first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Philippines edged Thailand 5-4 in the gold medal game, making Füglister and his squad as the inaugural champions of the event in the regional games.Füglister, who was based in Switzerland until 2014 before moving to the Philippines, was surprised with how the SEA Games is given such a high regard in the region.READ: SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey“We went to the SEA Games and we were impressed by how important was the event in the region,” said Fuglister. “It was my first SEA Games and it was a big stage for us and we’re happy we succeeded.”“A lot of these played hockey because of their love of the sport, they didn’t do it for media recognition, they did it for the love of the game and their love of their teammates.”ADVERTISEMENT The members of the Philippine men’s ice hockey team celebrate their gold-medal victory in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Thursday night at the Empire City Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ SEA GAMES POOLIce hockey may not be a mainstream sport in tropical Philippines, but with the national team claiming golden glory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games things may just turn around for the winter-based sport.National team captain Steven Füglister said Thursday the group’s inner fire have grown exponentially since their Malaysian triumph and they’re more eager to carry the Philippine colors in future international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEOPH ice athletes get warm welcome after SEAG stint360 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold “I think everyone is getting hungrier with all the support we’re having,” said Füglister during the team’s homecoming at SM Megamall’s skating rink on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“People who weren’t interested in hockey before or didn’t know of the sport are now aware of it. We got flooded with messages of well-wishes.”READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LeBron James ‘excited’ to return to Manila for ‘Strive for Greatness’ showlast_img

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