Hong Kong started their qualifying campaign for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games by thrashing Kuwait on the Chinese island of Hainan.
Hong Kong overwhelmed their opponents 12-0 at the TUS Ice And Snow Park in Sanya, while Chinese Taipei edged past Thailand 5-3.
The four teams in Group O are aiming for the top position in the single round-robin tournament.
Achieving this would book a place in the second round of the qualification for Beijing 2022, alongside the winner of Group N, consisting of the United Arab Emirates, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan and Luxembourg.
The Olympic Qualification for @Beijing2022 begins! We visited 1st-round host Luxembourg🇱🇺 and talked with players Colm Cannon, Benny Welter and head coach Petr Fical, a former Olympian for Germany🇩🇪.— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) November 6, 2019
Find out more here: https://t.co/CcYoH3hK6f@Team_Luxembourg @deb_teams pic.twitter.com/JRyaATVPdW
Chinese Taipei are set to take on Kuwait next, while Hong Kong will aim to record another victory against Thailand.
Hong Kong were the original hosts of Group O but it was moved by the International Ice Hockey Federation due to the continuing unrest.
Group N begins in Luxembourg is set to begin tomorrow.
The UAE are scheduled to play Kyrgyzstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina take on the hosts.