With more teams than ever taking the ice this year in the Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club (HKAHC) leagues, the door has opened for new players, new team names and new sponsors. But to get to where they are now with the diversity the league now sees, some help was given along the way to make all this happen. One sponsorship comes from Gaggia. Mr. Michael Chen, Executive Director of Gaggia, the founder of Italian espresso. He is but one sponsor however he and his company have become a big part of more than one team, in more than one league. Gaggia began its sponsorship in the 2013-2014 hockey season with the Hong Kong Women’s Ice Hockey League. This was the first year that play would be underway, and it was a very important time for the league as a whole. The success of the Women’s League that season cemented its place in Hong Kong and the companies who sponsored the league were a big part of that success. Mike is also an avid sports fan, and also plays recreational ice hockey. This opened the door for other sponsorship opportunities, and that is exactly what he did. In the 2014-2015 hockey season, he sponsored a team in the HKAHC Amateur Hockey League, the Gaggia Titans. His work however not only continued in the Women’s League, but expanded as Cagliari, a global partner of the Gaggia brand, also took sponsorship of a team in the Hong Kong Women’s Ice Hockey League, giving the league complete sponsorship of all teams. This year, the HKAHC Amateur Hockey League expanded to include play on Wednesday nights, and again, Gaggia is right there with it. Their black and white jerseys can be seen playing against teams old and new and so far are having success, as they are one of only three teams to have three victories. Those new teams, HockeyPanda.com and Bounce Revolution, come from new sponsorships to the HKAHC Amateur Hockey League. HockeyPanda.com is a hockey supply company and an official retailer for Bauer products. Their website just launched up this summer, so this was a perfect opportunity for them to become involved in the local hockey scene. Bounce Revolution, a new company who opened their doors this summer, is an amusement area for kids and adults, which is comprised of trampolines. It is a place which is designed for fun and entertainment but also can provide good physical activity. These new sponsors join an already committed group of sponsors, such as Winner Medical and Verity, who have been sponsors for various teams in HKAHC leagues since 2012. With their dedication to the HKAHC, without a doubt the league will have the ability to continue its growth and commitment to high levels of play.