Qatar

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Qatar
Flag of Qatar.svg.png
Continent Asia
Population 1,853,563
Registered players 70
Referees N/A
Rinks 2
National teams Men's
National federation Qatar Ice Hockey Federation
IIHF since May 18, 2012
IIHF ranking N/A
Top league Qatar International Ice Hockey League
Current champion CNAQ Breakers


Qatar is a country in Western Asia. Doha is the capital and largest city.

Overview

National Teams

Domestic Teams

See Category:Ice hockey teams in Qatar

Arenas

See Category:Arenas in Qatar

Competitions

Competition Founded Folded Notes
Qatar International Ice Hockey League 2003 - National competition
Desert Cup 2007 - International tournament

History of hockey in Qatar

The Qatar Ice Hockey Federation was founded in 2010, and the country joined the IIHF on May 18, 2012.[1] The Qatari capital of Doha has two ice rinks - the Godolania Ice Rink in the Aspire Zone and the City Center Ice Rink at West Bay.

The Qatar International Ice Hockey League was founded by expats in 2003. League games are usually played at the Godolania Ice Rink located in the Villagio Shopping Mall. Due to the wide range in skill levels of the players, the league is divided into two divisions (A and B). The international Desert Cup tournament has also been contested yearly since 2007.

The national team played its first international game at the Desert Cup on February 28, 2014, losing to Oman 2-1. Later the same day, they defeated Bahrain 3-0 for their inaugural victory. Qatar participated in the Gulf Ice Hockey Championship in 2014, finishing third, and hosted the 2016 tournament. The hosts made it to the finals, where they were defeated 5-0 by the United Arab Emirates.[2]

References

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