Meet the Team
Co-Founder, Director of Operations, Asia Pacific
Welsh-native Dom has been around the inline hockey scene for more than 20 years. He is a former Great Britain national team representative in 2003 & 2004, Great Britain national team coach from 2006-2011, Hong Kong national team coach 2011-2012 and is the current team captain of the Hong Kong men’s national inline hockey team.
Since Dom moved to Hong Kong in 2011, he has played an integral part in the development of inline hockey in Hong Kong, creating ample opportunities for local talents to play in North America and Europe. Some highlights include two gold medals as coach for the 14U Hong Kong National Team at the AAU Junior Olympics in Anaheim, California and NARCh San Jose in 2012.
With the formation of Wheel Hub Asia, Dom hopes to restore inline hockey in Hong Kong to its former glory and drive international awareness and interest towards the sport across Asia Pacific.
Co-Founder, Director of Marketing
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chris grew up playing both inline hockey and ice hockey at a very young age. Chris has been on wheels since the age of 4 and is to this day, one of Hong Kong’s fastest.
Chris has had the opportunity to represent Hong Kong at numerous international tournaments including the AAU Junior Olympics, NARCh, Hong Kong Inline Cup and IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia for ice hockey. Chris is also the former team captain of the Hong Kong 18U national ice hockey team where he led the team to a 4W-0L record at the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Abu Dhabi in 2012 (despite the team being disqualified ahead of the tournament).
A two-way defenseman and true believer in the sport, Chris is our resident marketing and social media guru. Chris currently plays for the Sam Wai Raptors in Division 1 of the Hong Kong Inline Hockey League.
Director of Community Relations
Australian-native, Adam “Lippy” Lipinski, has been playing inline hockey for more than 25 years. Current assistant captain of the Sam Wai Raptors in Division 1 of the Hong Kong Inline Hockey League and member of the Hong Kong men’s national inline hockey team, Lippy is known for his crazy angle goals and high-pressure playing style.
In Australia, Lippy represented Queensland at national and state championships and also captained the Vipers senior A team from Brisbane. Since arriving in Hong Kong, Lippy has been an avid member of the inline hockey community and also took part in the inaugural season of the Greater Bay Inline Hockey League (GBIHL).
With playing, coaching and refereeing experience under his belt, Lippy aims to connect the Asia Pacific inline hockey community with teams and associations across Australia and New Zealand.
Director of Netminder Coaching
Ashley, ‘The Bockness Monster” Bock joined the Wheel Hub Asia team at the beginning of 2021 as Director of Netminder Coaching following the company’s ambassador partnership with the Pama Golden Knights Academy and plans to bring world-class coaching programs to Asia Pacific.
As a goaltender, Ashley has long represented South Africa at the international level in both inline hockey and ice hockey, participating in numerous IIHF tournaments, including the IIHF Division IIB & Division III tournaments.
He previously played ice hockey in the South African Super League where he won Best Goalkeeper in all 4 editions of the league. He currently plays for the Kowloon Warriors in the China Ice Hockey league (CIHL) in Hong Kong where he backstopped the team to a championship in his first season.
Ashley’s coaching career includes working as an assistant coach to both South African U18 men’s and national women’s teams, as well as being the national goalkeeper consultant.
A founding member of Hoapa Hockey, Verbero Hockey and ONYX Sports Technology, CJ Gamble joined the Wheel Hub Asia team at the beginning of 2021 as the new Product Specialist, who will be helping the team create and design new products including a line of apparel.
CJ was born in Monterey, California and grew up playing inline hockey and ice hockey at a very young age. CJ has played many levels of inline hockey including NARCh, State Wars, TORHS, AIHL and PIHA, and in Asia, helped Team Hoapa win the 2019 Malaysia Inline Hockey Tournament (MIHT) Championship.
As an ice hockey player in the US, CJ played Jr. and NCAA DIII ice hockey. In Asia, CJ played three seasons in the China Ice Hockey League (CIHL) and won the league Championship with the South China Sharks in 2019.
A household name in Asia’s inline hockey community, Landon Lu joined the Wheel Hub Asia team as its first brand ambassador in 2019. Landon has been an active member of the inline hockey scene in Taiwan ever since he was a kid and has represented Taiwan in numerous international tournaments worldwide. His speed and high hockey IQ make him an integral part of the national team program.
Landon’s history with the Wheel Hub Asia Co-Founders goes back more than 10 years ago, where Landon and Co-Founder Chris Wettling first squared off in the high school division of the Hong Kong Inline Cup. Fast forward a few years and rivalry turns to friendship and shortly after Landon Lu and Dom Browne teamed up on the Hong Kong XPATS and Team Hoapa in 2019.
Landon is our go-to-guy on the ground in Taiwan, keeping us up to date with the latest tournaments and events and helping us build a community that will drive international awareness.
Born and raised in Belgium, Chinese-native, Olivier Choi, joined the Wheel Hub Asia team as an ambassador in 2020 with a shared passion to build the sport across Southern China and promote the growing talent China has to offer.
Oli began playing inline hockey in Brussels and managed an inline hockey club shortly before returning home to Shunde, Longjiang, China, in 2009. Upon his return, Oli realized inline hockey in China was widely unpopular, and he sought to change that.
Oli became the official distributor of Stilmat tiles in Asia and in 2016, founded the Ang Yu Sports Academy in his hometown in Shunde. The Ang Yu Sports Academy teaches kids how to play inline hockey but also how to be respectful athletes on and off the rink.
Oli hopes to develop his academy further with the opening of the academy’s new home and rink in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, in the latter half of 2021.
Martyn “Pilko” Pilkington joined the Wheel Hub Asia team as an ambassador in 2020 and has been in and around the inline hockey scene for over 20 years. If you’ve played at the Malaysia Inline Hockey Tournament (MIHT), then you’ve probably seen the big guy in action.
Pilko is a long-time member of the mighty Malaysia Underdogs Team and our man on the ground in Vietnam, making strides towards growing inline hockey in a new country. Another true believer in the sport, Pilko sees inline hockey in Asia heading the right way and like all of us, wants to see inline hockey in the Olympics one day. A spokesperson, an advocate and all-around great guy, Pilko has joined the team to make some noise.