Devastating news for the hockey world this morning as it has been revealed that Chinese Taipei U18 national team captain Chia-Yen “Daniel” Chung passed away unexpectedly on Monday in his sleep.
Chung, who celebrated his 16th birthday just earlier this month, first played for the U18 national team during last season’s 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group A.
One of the youngest members of the club, Chung was a first-line forward and had become the team's second-best scorer with three goals and six points in just five games.
He was supposed to lead his team at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group A in Turkey.
Our thoughts and prayers got out to his family, friends and teammates at this difficult time.