Qatar men's national ice hockey team

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Qatar
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Qatar Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Romania Marius Gliga
Assistants Finland Nico Kivilahti Philippines Jon Galang
IIHF code QAT
Team colors          
First international
 Oman 9 – 3 Qatar 
(Doha, Qatar; February 28, 2014)
Biggest win
 Qatar 7 – 2 Oman 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; June 12, 2014)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 10 – 0 Qatar 
(Doha, Qatar; January 28, 2016)
Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2014)
Best result Med 2.png (2016)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 1 (first in 2016)
Best result 9th (2016)
International record (W–L–T)
8–12–0

The Qatar national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Qatar, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History

The sport is mostly not popular in Qatar is ice hockey, until the first edition of Qatar Ice Hockey Championship with participation of 4 team to include Qatari, Canadian and English players organised by the Sports Affairs Department of Qatar Olympic Committee.[1] Qatar team will participate at the Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan. They have 2 ice rinks (Gondolania Ice Arena and City Centre Mall) and there is a 2 division hockey league there. The 6 teams for 2009–10 were the RasGas, Sandvipers, Qatar Qanucks, European Fitness Club, Sundogs, and CNAQ Breakers.

On May 18, 2012, they were added as official members by the IIHF.[2] Qatar played its first game against Oman, which they lost 2–1. In 2014, Qatar participated in the Gulf Ice Hockey Championship. They played five games which they lose four and win one, winning the bronze medal against Oman 7–2.

International competitions

Gulf Ice Hockey Championship

  • 2014 – 3rd place (won bronze medal)
  • 2016 – 2nd place (won silver medal)

IIHF Challenge of Asia

All-time Record against other nations

As of April 14, 2016[3]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Bahrain 3 3 0 0 10 0
 India 1 1 0 0 5 2
 Kuwait 3 1 0 2 14 20
 Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 0 9
 Macau 3 1 0 2 4 7
 Malaysia 1 0 0 1 1 3
 Oman 4 2 0 2 16 16
 United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 4 3 28

References

  1. Qatar Ice Hockey Championship at flickr.com
  2. "Welcome Jamaica & Qatar". iihf.com. 2012-05-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "3rd Gulf Cup Ice Hockey Championship". nationalteamsoficehockey.com. 2014-06-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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