Gulf Ice Hockey Championship

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Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2010
No. of teams 4
Most recent champion(s)  United Arab Emirates

The Gulf Ice Hockey Championship, also known as the GCC Gulf Ice Hockey Championships, is an international ice hockey competition involving countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The inaugural tournament took place on the May 25 to May 30 in Kuwait City, Kuwait and was organised by the Kuwait Ice Hockey Association. The United Arab Emirates finished first, winning all three games in the round robin competition. The second championships were held in 2012 in Abu Dhabi with the United Arab Emirates successfully defending their title.

History[edit]

The Gulf Ice Hockey Championship was first held in 2010 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The tournament was organised by the Kuwait Ice Hockey Association and involved four teams from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.[1] Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates participated in the inaugural tournament with the United Arab Emirates going on to win the tournament.[2] After showing interest for hosting a 2011 competition the United Arab Emirates held the second Gulf Ice Hockey Championship in 2012 in Abu Dhabi.[3][4] Saudi Arabia did not enter the competition, however Bahrain joined to keep the tournament at four teams. The United Arab Emirates successfully defended their title after winning the gold medal game against Kuwait.[4]

Results[edit]

Year Host Gold medal icon.svg Gold Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
2010
Details
Kuwait Kuwait City  United Arab Emirates  Kuwait  Saudi Arabia
2012
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United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates  Kuwait  Oman
2014
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Kuwait Kuwait City  United Arab Emirates  Kuwait  Qatar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gulf sport officials praise Gulf ice hockey championship held in Kuwait". Kuwait News Agency. Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (2010-06-08). "UAE wins Gulf Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Four GCC states to partake in 1st Gulf Ice-Hockey Championship". Kuwait News Agency. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  4. ^ a b "2012 GCC Gulf Ice Hockey Championships". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-06-03.