Qatar men's national ice hockey team

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Qatar
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Qatar Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Romania Marius Gliga
Assistants

Finland Nico Kivilahti

Philippines Jon Galang
IIHF code QAT
Team colors          
First international
 Oman 9 – 3 Qatar 
(Doha, Qatar; February 28, 2014)
Biggest win
 Qatar 7 – 2 Oman 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; June 12, 2014)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 10 – 0 Qatar 
(Doha, Qatar; January 28, 2016)
Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2014)
Best result Med 2.png (2016)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 1 (first in 2016)
Best result 9th (2016)
International record (W–L–T)
8–12–0

The Qatar national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Qatar, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

The sport is mostly not popular in Qatar is ice hockey, until the first edition of Qatar Ice Hockey Championship with participation of 4 team to include Qatari, Canadian and English players organised by the Sports Affairs Department of Qatar Olympic Committee.[1] Qatar team will participate at the Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan. They have 2 ice rinks (Gondolania Ice Arena and City Centre Mall) and there is a 2 division hockey league there. The 6 teams for 2009–10 were the RasGas, Sandvipers, Qatar Qanucks, European Fitness Club, Sundogs, and CNAQ Breakers.

On May 18, 2012, they were added as official members by the IIHF.[2] 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 which they lose four and win one, winning the bronze medal against Oman 7–2.

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia – Division I.[3]

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 34) Qatar No Team
29 Ahmad Al Sulaiti L 173 cm 80 kg (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 18) 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 17) Qatar No Team
97 Mohamed Al Kaabi L 172 cm 56 kg (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 19) Qatar No Team
8 Mohammed Al Khalaf L 180 cm 90 kg (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 22) Qatar No Team
11 Saad Al Moslamani R 174 cm 69 kg (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 21) Qatar No Team
55 Abdulla Al Muhaizaa R 183 cm 79 kg (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 28) Qatar No Team
99 Naif Al Rumaihi L 176 cm 80 kg (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 22) 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 18) Qatar No Team
14 Abdulrahman Al Ashqar R 171 cm 63 kg (1991-08-20) 20 August 1991 (age 24) Qatar No Team
15 Jien Yang Chua R 165 cm 50 kg (1991-12-26) 26 December 1991 (age 24) Qatar No Team
18 Saoud Al Kuwari R 168 cm 59 kg (1991-01-23) 23 January 1991 (age 25) Qatar No Team
90 Chee Ming Lim R 173 cm 74 kg (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 29) Qatar No Team
10 Thamer Al Mohannadi L 165 cm 55 kg (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 27) Qatar No Team
12 Ali Al Muhaizaa R 182 cm 76 kg (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 17) Qatar No Team
69 Jassim Al Sheeb L 162 cm 65 kg (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 17) Qatar No Team
44 Abdulla Ibrahim Al Sulaiti R 178 cm 76 kg (1994-08-29) 29 August 1994 (age 21) Qatar No Team
71 Ahmad Fakhroo R 168 cm 68 kg (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 17) Qatar No Team
87 Abdulaziz Fakhroo L 175 cm 63 kg (1995-12-31) 31 December 1995 (age 20) Qatar No Team

International competitions[edit]

Gulf Ice Hockey Championship[edit]

  • 2014 – 3rd place (won bronze medal)
  • 2016 – 2nd place (won silver medal)

IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit]

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of April 14, 2016[4]

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
 United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 4 3 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Qatar Ice Hockey Championship at flickr.com
  2. ^ "Welcome Jamaica & Qatar". iihf.com. 2012-05-18. 
  3. ^ "2016 Challenge Cup of Asia Division I - Qatar (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2016-06-1.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "3rd Gulf Cup Ice Hockey Championship". nationalteamsoficehockey.com. 2014-06-09. 

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