Kuwait national ice hockey team

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Kuwait
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) الصقور (The Falcons)
Association Kuwait Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Kuwait Meshel al-Ajmi
Head coach Serbia Marko Zidarevic
Captain Mohammad al-Ajmi
Most games Meshal al-Ajmi & 2 others tied with (42)
Most points Meshal al-Ajmi (89)
IIHF code KUW
Team colors               
First international
 Japan 44 – 1 Kuwait 
(Gangneung, South Korea; January 30, 1999)
Biggest win
 Kuwait 39 – 2 India 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; April 26, 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 44 – 1 Kuwait 
(Gangneung, South Korea; January 30, 1999)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 3 (first in 1999)
Best result 6th (1999)
Arab Cup of Ice Hockey
Appearances 1 (first in 2008)
Best result Med 2.png (2008)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 4 (first in 2010)
Best result 4th (2011, 2012, 2013)
Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2010)
Best result Med 2.png (2010, 2012)
International record (W–L–T)
18–25–1

The Kuwait national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Kuwait, and an associate member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

In 1985 Kuwait joined the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) but were expelled in 1992 due to a lack of activity.[1][2] In 1999 Kuwait rejoined the IIHF and played their first games at the 1999 Asian Winter Games against Japan, China, and Mongolia, losing all three.[1][3] In 2007 they returned to international play at the 2007 Asian Winter Games where they recorded their first win against Macau.[3] The following year they competed in the Arab Cup of Ice Hockey finishing second after losing to the United Arab Emirates in the final.[4] In 2010 Kuwait competed in their first IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, finishing seventh overall.[5] In May they participated in the Kuwaiti organised Gulf Ice Hockey Championship, finishing second behind the United Arab Emirates.[6]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of May 19, 2010[3]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 8 2
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 10 3
 China 2 0 0 2 2 46
 Japan 1 0 0 1 1 44
 Macau 2 1 1 0 17 4
 Malaysia 2 1 0 1 11 7
 Mongolia 2 0 0 2 5 9
 Morocco 2 2 0 0 15 3
 Singapore 1 1 0 0 4 2
 Thailand 1 0 0 1 0 5
 United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 4 6 17
 Oman 1 1 0 0 5 0
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 10 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kuwait". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ Szemberg, Szymon; Podnieks, Andrew (2008). "Story #42;Breakup of old Europe creates a new hockey world". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kuwait All Time Results". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2010-05-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Arab Cup victory for Emirates". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. ^ "2010 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  6. ^ 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. 

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