Jamaica men's national ice hockey team

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Association Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Terry Christensen
Assistant: Lester Griffin

The Jamaica men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Jamaica. On 18 May 2012, they were added as associate members by the IIHF.[1] They are the first Caribbean nation to do this.[2] In order to compete in the winter Olympics, they must have full inclusion from the IIHF, which requires the nation to have one ice rink and a development program.[2] Jamaica currently does not possess an ice rink.[3]

Recently they had held try outs in Canada to form a national ice hockey team that can compete in the next Winter Olympics,[4] roughly two dozen players were part of the tryouts.[5] Due to the tryouts being held in Canada, some accused the team of attempting to "poach" from Canadian talent.[6] Former NHL player Graeme Townshend is leading the tryouts in order to construct the national team.[6] The current stated goal of the organization is to have a team compete in a winter Olympic games within the next 20 years.[7]


  1. ^ "Welcome Jamaica & Qatar". iihf.com. 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Jamaica has another Winter Olympics dream: hockey". CBS Sports. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "COOL RUNNINGS: Meet the Blackburn ice hockey star who could represent Jamaica at the Winter Olympics". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jamaica: Ice hockey trials fuel Winter Olympic dreams". BBC. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Saco man pursues dream of Olympic hockey team for Jamaica". Press Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "OLYMPICS Jamaican ice hockey team poaching Canadians?". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jamaica eyes Winter Olympics in ice hockey". NBC Sports. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

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