Qatar International Ice Hockey League

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Qatar International Ice Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
No. of teams 9
Country  Qatar
Official website www.qhockey.com

The Qatar International Ice Hockey League is the ice hockey league in Qatar. It was first contested in 2003.

History[edit]

The Qatar International Ice Hockey League (QIIHL) was founded in 2003.[1] Usually league games are played at the Villaggio Ice Rink of the Villagio Shopping Mall in Doha. Due to the different play levels the league is divided into two divisions (A and B). Since 2007 the Desert Cup is also played in the country. It is planned to install a team with only domestic players to form a national ice hockey team.[2]

In 2010 the QIIHL sponsored the 2010 Red Bull Crashed Ice qualification tournament in Qatar.[3] The competition was won by Bill Chase, a SandVipers (QIIHL) player.[4]

Lance Mierendorf and Richard Labrosse founded the QIIHL in 2003. The Mierendorf Labrosse Cup is awarded to the QIIHL Championship team.

Teams 2011-12[edit]

Division A[edit]

  • RasGas
  • Sundogs
  • Hammerheads

Division B[edit]

  • SandVipers
  • Breakers
  • Canadians

Teams 2012-13[edit]

Division A[edit]

  • Sand Vipers
  • Hammerheads
  • Canadians

Division B[edit]

  • Breakers
  • Ras Gas
  • Sun Dogs
  • Ice Cruisers
  • Oryx

Champions since 2005[edit]

  • 2012 2nd Half A: Canadians
  • 2012 2nd Half B:
  • 2012 1st Half A: Sand Vipers
  • 2012 1st Half B:
  • 2011 2nd Half A:
  • 2011 2nd Half B:
  • 2011 1st Half A:
  • 2011 1st Half B:
  • 2010/11: RasGas
  • 2009/10: Sand Vipers
  • 2008/09: European Fitness Club[5]
  • 2007/08: Hammerheads
  • 2006/07: Breakers
  • 2005/06: Desert Heat

Past Presidents[edit]

  • 2010-2012: Greg Scott
  • 2008-2010: Rob Carter
  • 2006-2008: Jeff Robinson
  • 2003-2005: Lance Mierendorf

References[edit]

  1. ^ gulf-times.com, First-ever Qatar Ice Hockey League starts
  2. ^ timeoutdoha.com, Ice hockey in Doha - Rev up the Zamboni: the Desert Cup is back at the Vilaggio ice rink
  3. ^ qatar-tribune.com, Vodafone to sponsor Red Bull Crashed Ice qualifier
  4. ^ gulf-times.com, Chase reigns supreme
  5. ^ hokej.sfrp.cz, Season 2008/09