Singapore won a second match in the IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia today ©IIHF

Singapore extended their lead at the top of the table in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia in Abu Dhabi today with a 5-2 win over Malaysia.

On the opening day Singapore produced one of two surprise results by defeating the 2018 silver medallists, New Zealand under-18, 5-2.

Earlier in the day reigning champions Chinese Taipei were beaten 3-2 by Thailand.

Tomorrow is due to see matches between New Zealand and Thailand, and Chinese Taipei and Malaysia.

The IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia series provide competitive opportunities for Asian teams that are either in the lower divisions of the IIHF World Championships or have not competed in any IIHF World Championships.

The first women's version of the tournament took place in Shanghai in 2010.