TAIPEI CITY – The Chinese Taipei U18 national team is mourning the death of its captain. Chia-Yen “Daniel” Chung passed away unexpectedly on Monday during his sleep.
Chung, who celebrated his 16th birthday earlier this month, first time played for the U18 national team during last season’s 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group A.
Despite being two years younger than most of his teammates and opponents, he already played on the first line and was the team’s second-best scorer with 3 goals and 3 assists in 5 games.
For the new season Chung, who also liked to play basketball and violin in his free time, was named the captain of the U18 national team. He was supposed to lead his team at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group A in Turkey.