Defending champions Mongolia successfully followed up their win against hosts Malaysia yesterday at the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuala Lumpur ©David Jong/IIHF/Twitter

Defending champions Mongolia extended their winning start at the International Ice Hockey Federation Challenge Cup of Asia with a convincing 13-3 victory over Singapore in Kuala Lumpur. 

Gerelt Ider, Enkhsukh Erdenetogtokh, Mishigsuren Namjil and Tserenbaljir Baatarkhuu scored two golds each for the holders at the Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium.

Erdenesukh Bold, Shinebayar Tsogtoo, Munkhtulga Ganbaatar and Batbilguun Chuluunbat all chipped in with one apiece to complete the rout.

Two of Singapore's goals came courtesy of Bryan Shao Herng Lee, while Jiaju Ryan Tan added the other.

Mongolia, 9-5 winners against hosts Malaysia yesterday, now hold the outright lead in Group A on six points.

The Philippines and Malaysia occupy second and third place respectively with three points.

Macau defeated Oman 6-1 in Group B ©IIHF
Macau defeated Oman 6-1 in Group B ©IIHF

Singapore have lost all three of their matches and will finish bottom of the standings. 

In Group B, Macau defeated Oman 6-1 to get themselves off the mark at the second time of asking. 

Group A is the stronger pool at the tournament with the top two advancing straight into the semi-finals.

The bottom two Group A sides will meet the top two in Group B for the right to join them.

The Philippines will face Malaysia in Group A tomorrow.

Indonesia go up against Macau in the three-team Group B, where every side will play the other twice.