Qatar men's national ice hockey team

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Qatar
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationQatar Winter Sports Committee
Head coachRomania Marius Gliga
AssistantsFinland Nico Kivilahti
Philippines Jon Galang
Team colors         
IIHF codeQAT
Ranking
Current IIHFNR (26 May 2019)[1]
First international
 Oman 9–3 Qatar 
(Doha, Qatar; 28 February 2014)
Biggest win
 Qatar 7–2 Oman 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 12 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Philippines 14–2 Qatar 
(Sapporo, Japan; 23 February 2017)
Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2014)
Best resultSilver medal with cup.svg 2nd (2016)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best result9th (2016)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best result17th (2017)
International record (W–L–T)
8–12–0

The Qatari national ice hockey team (Arabic: منتخب قطر لهوكي الجليد‎) is the national men's ice hockey team of Qatar. They are controlled by the Qatar Winter Sports Committee and has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 18 May 2012. Qatar is currently not ranked in the IIHF World Ranking and have not entered in any World Championship tournaments or at any Olympic Games, but have only played once in the Challenge Cup of Asia Division I tournament in 2016, a regional tournament for lower-tier hockey nations in Asia.

History[edit]

The sport was mostly unknown in Qatar, until the establishment of the first edition of the Qatar Ice Hockey Championship, with the participation of four teams to include Qatari, Canadian and English Czech's and Finnish players organized by the Sports Affairs Department of the Qatar Olympic Committee.[2] Qatar's national team participated at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. The country has two ice rinks (Gondolania Ice Arena and City Centre Mall) with a two division hockey league providing official competition. The six teams for 2009–10 were the RasGas, Sandvipers, Qatar Qanucks, European Fitness Club, Sundogs, and CNAQ Breakers.

On 18 May 2012, Qatar was added as an official members by the IIHF.[3] Qatar played its first game against Oman, which they lost 2–1. In 2014, Qatar participated in the Gulf Ice Hockey Championship. They played five games, losing four and winning one, earning the bronze medal against Oman 7–2. In 2018, Qatar was scheduled to compete in the Challenge Cup of Asia Division I tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but cancelled.

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia – Division I.[4]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
6 Ahmed Saad Al Fahad L 168 cm 81 kg (1981-10-03) 3 October 1981 (age 38) Qatar No Team
29 Ahmad Al Sulaiti L 173 cm 80 kg (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 21) Qatar No Team
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
23 Sharida Al Abdulla L 172 cm 68 kg (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 20) Qatar No Team
97 Mohamed Al Kaabi L 172 cm 56 kg (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 22) Qatar No Team
8 Mohammed Al Khalaf L 180 cm 90 kg (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 25) Qatar No Team
11 Saad Al Moslamani R 174 cm 69 kg (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 24) Qatar No Team
55 Abdulla Al Muhaizaa R 183 cm 79 kg (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 31) Qatar No Team
99 Naif Al Rumaihi L 176 cm 80 kg (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 26) Qatar No Team
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
24 Khalifa Al Abdulrahman R 175 cm 44 kg (1997-12-30) 30 December 1997 (age 21) Qatar No Team
14 Abdulrahman Al Ashqar R 171 cm 63 kg (1991-08-20) 20 August 1991 (age 28) Qatar No Team
15 Jien Yang Chua R 165 cm 50 kg (1991-12-26) 26 December 1991 (age 27) Qatar No Team
18 Saoud Al Kuwari R 168 cm 59 kg (1991-01-23) 23 January 1991 (age 28) Qatar No Team
90 Chee Ming Lim R 173 cm 74 kg (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 32) Qatar No Team
10 Thamer Al Mohannadi L 165 cm 55 kg (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 31) Qatar No Team
12 Ali Al Muhaizaa R 182 cm 76 kg (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 20) Qatar No Team
69 Jassim Al Sheeb L 162 cm 65 kg (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 20) Qatar No Team
44 Abdulla Ibrahim Al Sulaiti R 178 cm 76 kg (1994-08-29) 29 August 1994 (age 25) Qatar No Team
71 Ahmad Fakhroo R 168 cm 68 kg (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 20) Qatar No Team
87 Abdulaziz Fakhroo L 175 cm 63 kg (1995-12-31) 31 December 1995 (age 23) Qatar No Team

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Tournament record[edit]

GCC Gulf Championship[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OW OL L
2010 through 2012 Did not participate
2014 Kuwait Kuwait City Bronze medal with cup.svg 3rd place 5 1 0 0 4
2016 Qatar Doha Silver medal with cup.svg 2nd place 5 2 0 0 3

Challenge Cup of Asia[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OW OL L
2008 through 2015 Did not participate
2016 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 9th place
(4th in Division I)
4 1 0 0 3
2017 through 2018 Did not participate

Asian Winter Games[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OW OL L
1986 through 2011 Did not participate
2017 Japan Sapporo 17th place
(7th in Division II)
3 0 0 0 3

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 6 April 2018[5]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Bahrain 3 3 0 0 10 0
 India 1 1 0 0 5 2
 Kuwait 3 1 0 2 14 20
 Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 0 9
 Macau 3 1 0 2 4 7
 Malaysia 1 0 0 1 1 3
 Oman 4 2 0 2 16 16
 Philippines 1 0 0 1 2 14
 United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 4 3 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Qatar Ice Hockey Championship at flickr.com
  3. ^ "Welcome Jamaica & Qatar". iihf.com. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012.
  4. ^ "2016 Challenge Cup of Asia Division I - Qatar (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  5. ^ "3rd Gulf Cup Ice Hockey Championship". nationalteamsoficehockey.com. 9 June 2014. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014.

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