The South Korean men’s junior national hockey team opened its Asia Cup campaign with a win.

South Korea, coached by Jang Young-seo (Suncheon Hyang-dae), defeated Uzbekistan 6-1 on the second day of the 10th Men’s Junior (U21) Asia Cup Hockey Tournament in Salalah, Oman, on Thursday (Nov. 24).

Korea opened the scoring with a goal from Kim Min-kwon (Chosun University) just three minutes into the game, followed by goals from Lee Seung-hwan (Inje University) and Lee Sung-min (Chosun University) to extend the lead to 4-0.스포츠토토

Uzbekistan scored one goal in the final quarter, but Korea added one more goal each from Park Gun-woo and Hwang Gun-yeol (Korea Gymnastics University) to secure the five-goal victory.

Kim Min-kwon, who scored twice, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The top three teams from the 10-nation tournament will advance to the Junior World Cup in Malaysia this December.

Korea will attempt to regain its dominance in the tournament after a 23-year absence since 2000.

South Korea will play its second group game against Oman on Sept. 25.

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