Saudi Arabia men's national ice hockey team

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Saudi Arabia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Head coach Saudi Arabia Hani Al Yamani
Most games Several Players (3)
Most points Salama Sultan (4)
IIHF code KSA
First international
 Kuwait 10–3 Saudi Arabia 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 25 May 2010)
Biggest win
 Saudi Arabia 3–1 Oman 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 29 May 2010)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 14–1 Saudi Arabia 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 27 May 2010)
Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2010)
Best result Med 3.png (2010)
International record (W–L–T)
1–2–0

The Saudi Arabian national ice hockey team (Arabic: منتخب المملكة العربية السعودية لهوكي الجليد‎) is the national ice hockey team of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is currently not a member of the IIHF and does not have any governing bodies of ice hockey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

History[edit]

Saudi Arabian Nationals first played ice hockey in the early 1990's .Ice hockey was played in Riyadh at the Fal Shopping Center Ice Rink. A rink 1/3 the size of a standard North American sized ice rink. In 1994 five Saudis were part of a team consisting of mostly ex-pats from Canada and Finland . This particular team was the winner of the Canuck Cup held in Dubai . A member of the team was Prince Ahmed Al Saud . A fan of hockey after watching it played in New York . Saudi Arabia played its first game in 2010 during the Gulf Ice Hockey Championship which was held in Kuwait City, Kuwait.[1] Saudi Arabia played three games losing their opener against Kuwait 10-3.[2] In their second game in the tournament Saudi Arabia were beaten by a larger margin then the first, losing to the United Arab Emirates 14-1.[2] In their final game of the tournament Saudi Arabia won their first ever international game after they defeated Oman 3-1.[1] Saudi Arabia finished third in the four team tournament with the United Arab Emirates winning gold.[2]

International competitions[edit]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 29 May 2010[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Kuwait 1 0 0 1 3 10
 Oman 1 1 0 0 3 1
 United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 1 1 14
Total 3 1 0 2 7 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saudia-Arabia-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2017-12-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Merk, Martin (2010-06-08). "UAE wins Gulf Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-09.