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Gulf Ice Hockey Championship
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2010
No. of teams 4
Most recent champion(s) Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The Gulf Ice Hockey Championship, also known as the GCC Gulf Ice Hockey Championships, is an international ice hockey competition involving teams from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The inaugural tournament took place on the May 25 to May 30 in Kuwait City, Kuwait and was organised by the Kuwait Ice Hockey Association.[1] The United Arab Emirates finished first, winning all three games in the round robin competition. The United Arab Emirates have shown interest in hosting the 2011 competition. The event was supervised by the International Ice Hockey Federation who also provided referees.[2]

2010Edit

The 2010 competition was made up of four of the six countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council. All games took place place in the National Ice Skating Rink, Kuwait City. United Arab Emirates won the tournament, winning all three games. Oman and Saudi Arabia competed in their first international hockey games, with Saudi Arabia recording their first win after defeating Oman 3–1.[3]

StandingsEdit

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Gold medal iconFlag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 29 2 27 9
Silver medal iconFlag of Kuwait Kuwait 3 2 0 0 1 16 7 9 6
Bronze medal iconFlag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 0 2 7 25 -18 3
4 Flag of Oman Oman 3 0 0 0 3 1 19 -18 0

FixturesEdit

May 25, 2010 Kuwait Flag of Kuwait 10 – 3
(4–0, 2–1, 4–2)
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia National Ice Skating Rink
May 26, 2010 Oman Flag of Oman 0 – 11
(0–3, 0–4, 0–4)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates National Ice Skating Rink
May 27, 2010 Kuwait Flag of Kuwait 5 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Oman Oman National Ice Skating Rink
May 27, 2010 Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia 1 – 14
(0–5, 1–5, 0–4)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates National Ice Skating Rink
May 29, 2010 Oman Flag of Oman 1 – 3
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia National Ice Skating Rink
May 30, 2010 Kuwait Flag of Kuwait 1 – 4
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates National Ice Skating Rink

References Edit

  1. Gulf sport officials praise Gulf ice hockey championship held in Kuwait. Kuwait News Agency. Retrieved on 2010-05-28.
  2. Four GCC states to partake in 1st Gulf Ice-Hockey Championship. Kuwait News Agency. Retrieved on 2010-05-18.
  3. Merk, Martin (2010-06-08). UAE wins Gulf Championship. International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved on 2010-06-09.
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