The Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club is an Asian based team representing Winnipeg and was established in 2011.
Players are of Asian descent and have come from the Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Japanese communities.
The club has sent at minimum one team to a maximum of 3 teams each May long weekend to the Asian Hockey Championships (AHC) in Toronto. The AHC began in 1989 and today features 70 teams and 1050 players: including women’s and children’s divisions. Teams are from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Winnipeg and include players also from other provinces, China, USA and Japan. There is representation from players who have played AHL, CHL, European hockey, Junior and AAA.
In 2013 the Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club won its first Asian Hockey Championships. In the following years the Emperors have made it to championship finals in 2016 and 2017 only to lose 1-0 and 3-0. This past May 2018 Long Weekend the Emperors had a record of 1 win and 2 losses to close out the round robin portion of 2018. In the quarter finals the Emperors met a team from Montreal called Lao Express and won 3-0. The Semi finals took place a few hours later and the Winnipeg Emperors took on Toronto’s DC Events in a heated game in which Jon De La Cruz scored on the powerplay to make it 2-1 to advance to the championship final. The championship final was played that evening against Ottawa Yellow Fever in which the Emperors won 4-0 with MVP goalie Mark Galang in net posting a shutout and Allan Chan with the game winning goal.
The Winnipeg Emperors welcomes all players of Asian descent who are interested in hockey to contact them for future teams of varying ages and skill levels.