United Arab Emirates men's national junior ice hockey team

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The United Arab Emirates uses their national emblem as the badge on the teams jerseys
AssociationUAE Ice Hockey Association
General ManagerKhaled Al Qubaisi
Head coachMatti Fagerstrom
AssistantsVitali Sauko
CaptainSaif Al Ameri
Team colors                   
IIHF codeUAE
First international
 Bulgaria 16 – 0 United Arab Emirates 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 14 January 2013)
Biggest win
 United Arab Emirates 6 – 0 India 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 12 December 2017)
Biggest defeat
 China 23 – 1 United Arab Emirates 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 17 January 2013)
IIHF U20 Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result3rd (2018)
International record (W–L–T)
2–7–0

The United Arab Emirates men's national junior ice hockey team is the men's national under-20 ice hockey team of the United Arab Emirates. The team is controlled by the UAE Ice Hockey Association, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Since debuting in 2013 the United Arab Emirates have competed in a series of exhibition games and competed in the 2018 IIHF U20 Challenge Cup of Asia where they finished third.

History[edit]

The United Arab Emirates men's national junior ice hockey team played its first game in 2013 during the 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1] Prior to the start of the tournament the United Arab Emirates were disqualified and all of their games were declared forfeit for failing to register the minimum of 15 skaters and two goaltenders.[2] The team was allowed to play exhibition games during the tournament, however the results of the games did not count towards the standings with the scores being officially record as 5–0 wins to all the opposing teams.[2] The United Arab Emirates lost all five of their exhibition games against the other teams in the tournament. The largest loss was against China who won the game 23–1.[2]

The United Arab Emirates returned to international competition in December 2017 at the 2018 IIHF U20 Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3] At the tournament the United Arab Emirates took on hosts Malaysia, India, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines in a single round robin schedule.[3] They finished in third place on the standings after winning two of their four games.[4] Goaltender Abdulrahman Al Hosani was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament by the IIHF Directorate and forward Mohamed Al Mehairbi was selected as best Emirati player of the tournament.[5][6]

International competitions[edit]

Players and personnel[edit]

Current roster[edit]

For the 2018 IIHF U20 Challenge Cup of Asia[7][8]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
17 Saif Al Ameri D R 20 Abu Dhabi ISC
25 Abdulla Al Dhaheri G L 20 Abu Dhabi ISC
5 Ali Al Dhaheri F L 17 Abu Dhabi ISC
9 Ahmed Al Farsi D R 17 Abu Dhabi ISC
1 Abdulrahman Al Hosani G L 18 Abu Dhabi ISC
15 Abdulla Al Humaidi F R 21 Abu Dhabi ISC
6 Sultan Al Jaberi F R 16 Abu Dhabi ISC
11 Zayed Al Kaabi D L 16 Abu Dhabi ISC
8 Eissa Al Mehairbi F R 19 Abu Dhabi ISC
22 Mohamed Al Mehairbi F R 21 Abu Dhabi ISC
4 Obaid Al Mehairbi F R 17 Abu Dhabi ISC
2 Ibrahim Al Nuaimi F R 19 Abu Dhabi ISC
14 Saif Al Otaiba F R 16 Abu Dhabi ISC
19 Khalifa Al Shkeili F R 20 Abu Dhabi ISC
21 Mohamed Al Teneiji F R 16 Abu Dhabi ISC
24 Abdulla Mabwana D L 19 Abu Dhabi ISC
3 Fahed Mebwana D L 17 Abu Dhabi ISC
12 Abdullah Yahya D R 18 Abu Dhabi ISC
7 Mohammed Yahya F L 20 Abu Dhabi ISC

Current team staff[edit]

For the 2018 IIHF U20 Challenge Cup of Asia[7]

  • Head Coach: Matti Fagerstrom
  • Assistant Coach: Vitali Sauko
  • General Manager: Khaled Al Qubaisi
  • Team Leader: Khaled Al Hebsi
  • Equipment Manager: Andrei Yakimovich
  • Physiotherapist: Warren Kit Arjona

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Exhibition Games". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  3. ^ a b "2018 Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  4. ^ Merk, Martin (2017-12-18). "Malaysian juniors win". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2017-12-30. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  5. ^ "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2017-12-17. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  6. ^ "Best Players of Each Team Selected by Coaches" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2017-12-17. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  7. ^ a b "Team Roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  8. ^ "IND – UAE Line-ups" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2018-01-03.

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