With their sights set high, the Hong Kong Hockey Association have appointed former Scottish international Kevin Knapp as coach of the senior national side. 'He comes highly recommended and we believe he can help us greatly. He has already had a couple of sessions with the national squad and they are pleased, but very tired,' said Billy Dillon, HKHA vice-president, last night. Knapp, who coached in the top Dutch league, won several caps for Scotland before emigrating to Australia where he was employed as a high performance coach at the Australian Institute of Sports in Perth. Knapp has worked with a number of the leading coaches in the world including Australian Olympian Brian Glencross and with the current Australian Olympic gold medal team. 'He has joined us initially on a one-year contract. Our aim this year is specifically the East Asian Games in Macau in October. Last time we won a bronze medal and we are hopeful that we can repeat that success,' said Dillon. Hong Kong, who achieved a seventh place ranking in Asia last year, will also figure in the Asia Cup and the All China Games this year. In a bold move to sign a world-class coach, the HKHA had also interviewed new England coach Daniel Kerry and former South African coach Gavin Featherstone.