Hosts Malaysia and Singapore booked their places in the semi-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuala Lumpur today.
Both sides had to negotiate quarter finals after finishing third and fourth respectively in Group A - the tournament's stronger pool.
Malaysia saw off Macau - who came second in Group B - 8-1 at the National Ice Skating Stadium.
Singapore beat Group B winners Indonesia 7-4 to confirm their place in the last four.
Group A winners The Philippines and runners-up Mongolia advanced automatically to the semi-finals.
The home side will now meet Mongolia - the defending champions - while Singapore will collide with The Philippines for a place in the final.
Playoff time at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia. The Philippines ended on top of the preliminary round before defending champs Mongolia and host Malaysia. Check out the tournament page for scores, stats and more photos: https://t.co/P0R0boqgcW— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) March 7, 2019
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Malaysia proved far too strong for Macau as they scored six times without reply in the first two periods.
The other quarter-final was a livelier affair with Indonesia 3-2 in front after the opening period.
Singapore scored three times to Indonesia's one in the second stanza to take control and then never looked back.
The semi-finals are tomorrow.