Qatar International Ice Hockey League

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Qatar International Ice Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
No. of teams 7
Country  Qatar
Most recent
champion(s)
Rink Rats (Division A)
CNAQ Breakers (Division B)
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 2017-18[edit]

Division A[edit]

  • Rink Rats
  • SandVipers
  • Hammerheads

Division B[edit]

  • CNAQ Breakers
  • Molson Canadians
  • Qatar Oil Kings
  • Qatar Oryx

Former Teams[edit]

  • Desert Heat
  • European Fitness Club
  • Ice Cruisers
  • Qatar Gas
  • Q-Chem
  • RasGas
  • Sandstorm
  • Sun Dogs

Champions[edit]

  • 2017 (winter): Rink Rats (Division A), CNAQ Breakers (Division B)
  • 2016 (fall): Hammerheads (Division A), Canadians (Division B)
  • 2016 (winter): Rink Rats (Division A), Canadians (Division B)
  • 2015 (fall): Hammerheads (Division A), CNAQ Breakers (Division B)
  • 2015 (winter): CNAQ Breakers (Division A), CNAQ Breakers (Division B)
  • 2014 (fall): CNAQ Breakers (Division A), Qatar Oryx (Division B)
  • 2014 (winter): three divisions held - A, B, C
  • 2013 (fall): SandVipers (Division A), Sun Dogs (Division B)
  • 2013 (winter): Division A teams: Canadians, Hammerheads, SandVipers, Division B teams: Sun Dogs, CNAQ Breakers, Ice Cruisers, RasGas
  • 2012 2nd Half: Canadians (Division A), unknown (Division B)
  • 2012 1st Half: SandVipers (Division A), unknown (Division B)
  • 2011 2nd Half A: unknown
  • 2011 2nd Half B: unknown
  • 2011 1st Half A: unknown
  • 2011 1st Half B: unknown
  • 2010/11: RasGas
  • 2009/10: SandVipers
  • 2008/09: European Fitness Club[5]
  • 2007/08: Hammerheads
  • 2006/07: CNAQ Breakers
  • 2005/06: Desert Heat
  • 2004: Q-Chem
  • 2003: Ice Cruisers

Past Presidents[edit]

  • 2016-2017: John McMahon
  • 2014-2016: Jeff Agnew
  • 2013-2014: Darcy Webster
  • 2010-2013: Greg Scott
  • 2008-2010: Rob Carter
  • 2006-2008: Greg Scott
  • 2005-2006: Jeff Robinson
  • 2003-2005: Lance Mierendorf

References[edit]

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