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Qatar International Ice Hockey League
QIIHL
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
No. of teams 8
Country(ies) Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar
Most recent champion(s) Rink Rats
Official website www.qhockey.com

The Qatar International Ice Hockey League (QIIHL) is a competition held in Qatar. It was first played in 2003.

HistoryEdit

Ice Cruisers

The Ice Cruisers, inaugural champions of the QIIHL.

The QIIHL was founded in 2003 by Lance Mierendorf and Richard Labrosse. Games were initially played at Doha's City Center Mall ice rink. They played four-on-four and used a ball, for fear of flying pucks causing damage to the mall.

The league moved to the Gondolania Ice Rink at the Villagio Shopping Mall in Doha after it opened. Due to the different levels of play the league is divided into two divisions (A and B). Since 2007 the Desert Cup is also played in the country.

2016 teamsEdit

Division AEdit

  • Rink Rats
  • Hammerheads
  • SandVipers
  • Qatar Oryx

Division BEdit

  • CNAQ Breakers
  • Oil Kings
  • Molson Canadians
  • Sundogs

ChampionsEdit

  • 2016 (winter) : Rink Rats (Division A), Canadians (Division B)
  • 2015 (fall) : Hammerheads (Division A), CNAQ Breakers (Division B)
  • 2015 (winter) : CNAQ Breakers (Division A), CNAQ Breakers (Division B)
  • 2014 (fall) : CNAQ Breakers (Division A), Qatar Oryx (Division B)
  • 2014 (winter) : three divisions held - A, B, C
  • 2013 (fall) : Sandvipers (Division A), Sundogs (Division B)
  • 2013 (winter) : Division A teams: Canadians, Hammerheads, SandVipers, Division B teams: Sundogs, CNAQ Breakers, Cruisers, RasGas
  • 2012 (second half) : Canadians (Division A)
  • 2012 (first half) : Sandvipers (Division A)
  • 2010-11 : RasGas
  • 2009-10 : SandVipers
  • 2008-09 : European Fitness Club
  • 2008 : Hammerheads
  • 2007 (September-December) : CNAQ Breakers
  • 2006-07 (September-May) : CNAQ Breakers
  • 2005-06 : Desert Heat
  • 2004 : Q-Chem
  • 2003 : Ice Cruisers

External linksEdit


Competitions around the World
Asia

Asia League - Bahrain - CIHL Hong Kong - China - Hong Kong - India - Indonesia - Japan - Kuwait - Kyrgyzstan - Macau - Malaysia - Mongolia - North Korea - Philippines - Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau League - Singapore - South Korea - Taiwan - Thailand - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan

Africa

South African Super League (List of South African champions)

Middle East

Israel - United Arab Emirates - Qatar

Oceania

Australia - New Zealand

Latin America

Argentina - Brazil - Mexico

Defunct leagues

Japan Ice Hockey League - Korean Ice Hockey League

Women's leagues

Australia - Hong Kong - Japan (league) - Japan (tournament) - North Korea

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