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By Celest Flores-Colina – Inquirer.net

The Philippines gets a crack at the ice hockey gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after staying undefeated in three matches.

The Filipinos’ biggest win yet was 2-1 victory over host Malaysia in penalty shootout Wednesday night.

The match went into overtime after a tied game at 7-7. Neither side scored in the extra five minutes, sending the game into a shootout.

The Philippines, which has defeated Singapore and Indonesia, will face Thailand for the ice hockey gold on Thursday.

Singapore picked up there first victory 6-1 over Indonesia and will play for Bronze on Thursday against Malaysia.

The sport is being played for the first time in the regional games.