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United Arab Emirates
Association UAE Ice Sports Federation
GM Khaled Al-Qubaisi
Head coach Artyom Senkevich
Assistants Mikhail Klimin
Sergei Zadelenov
Captain Juma Al-Dhaheri
Most games Juma Al-Dhaheri &
Omar Al-Shamisi (65)
Most points Juma Al-Dhaheri (136)
Home stadium Abu Dhabi Ice Rink
IIHF code UAE
IIHF ranking 46 increase 1 (6 June 2021)[1]
Highest IIHF ranking 44 (first in 2015)
Lowest IIHF ranking 48 (first in 2019)
Team colours                    
First international
United Arab Emirates Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif 4–0 Flag of Thailand.png Thailand
(Changchun, China; 26 January 2007)
Biggest win
United Arab Emirates Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif 25–0 Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain
(Astana, Kazakhstan; 31 January 2011)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 38–0 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif United Arab Emirates
(Changchun, China; 27 January 2007)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 7 (first in 2010)
Best result 45th (2014)
Arab Cup of Ice Hockey
Appearances 1 (first in 2008)
Best result Gold medal with cup.png 1st (2008)
International record (W-L-T)
77–38–1
The UAE national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of the United Arab Emirates. It is operated under the UAE Ice Sports Federation and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).[2] As of 26 May 2019, the UAE is currently ranked 48th in the IIHF World Ranking and competes in Division III Group A tournament of the World Championships.

History[]

In June 2008, the UAE took part in the inaugural Arab Cup in Abu Dhabi, also involving the national teams of Algeria, Morocco, and Kuwait. They went on to finish first in the standings and won the gold medal after defeating Kuwait, 4–1. They won the gold in the 2009 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia also in Abu Dhabi.

In 2010, the UAE became the first from an Arab nation to play in the IIHF World Championship when they participated in Division III.[3] Although the UAE was not ranked in the world rankings until they played against Ireland, Luxembourg, and Greece, and finished last in Group A with a record of four losses. Their new head coach was Teemu Taruvuori of Finland. In May 2010, the UAE participated in the Kuwaiti organized GCC Gulf Championship, finishing first after winning all three of their games.[4]

Withdrawal from 2011 and 2016 IIHF tournaments[]

The UAE decided to withdraw from the 2011 Division III tournament in Cape Town, South Africa because they refused to compete against Israel, who was also in the tournament. They also withdrew from the 2016 Division III tournament, with no reason cited.[5]

Roster[]

Current roster of UAE as of 2019[6]

Medal record
Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
20 Ahmed Al Dhaheri L 173 cm 85 kg (1985-12-20)20 December 1985 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
1 Khaled Al Suwaidi L 175 cm 80 kg (1980-03-27)27 March 1980 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
17 Saif Al Ameri R 166 cm 58 kg (1998-12-28)28 December 1998 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
3 Mohammed Al Dhaheri R 178 cm 78 kg (1994-12-10)10 December 1994 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
16 Mohammed Al Shamsi L 173 cm 80 kg (1998-08-01)1 August 1998 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
6 Ahmed Al Suwaidi R 187 cm 110 kg (1997-09-16)16 September 1997 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
11 Nils Rem L 180 cm 65 kg (1990-05-19)19 May 1990 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
21 Vitali Savko R 189 cm 88 kg (1974-03-08)8 March 1974 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
12 Faisal Al Baloushi L 173 cm 70 kg (1983-10-06)6 October 1983 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
7 Juma Al Dhaheri L 174 cm 59 kg (1975-07-15)15 July 1975 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
8 Mohammed Al Kaabi R 174 cm 59 kg (1999-09-13)13 September 1999 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
23 Mubarak Al Mazrouei R 173 cm 66 kg (1993-02-25)25 February 1993 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
5 Khaled Al Mahrouqi R 171 cm 65 kg (1996-08-01)1 August 1996 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
2 Suhail Al Mehairi L 172 cm 71 kg (1982-01-07)7 January 1982 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
18 Saeed Al Nuaimi L 174 cm 63 kg (1991-05-12)12 May 1991 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
9 Omar Al Shamsi L 170 cm 68 kg (1974-01-01)1 January 1974 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms
14 Salem Al Yafeai R 167 cm 68 kg (1994-08-08)8 August 1994 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
15 Artyom Karkotsky L 187 cm 91 kg (1985-10-28)28 October 1985 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs
19 Artur Zainutdinov L 180 cm 85 kg (1992-02-07)7 February 1992 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain Theebs

Tournament record[]

World Championships[]

Year Host Result GP W OTW OTL L
1930 through 2009 Did not enter
2010 Flag of Luxembourg Kockelscheuer 46th place
(4th in Division III A)
3 0 0 0 3
2011 Flag of South Africa Cape Town Withdrew from tournament
(All games marked as 5–0 forfeits)
2012 Flag of Turkey Erzurum Did not participate
2013 Flag of South Africa Cape Town 46th place
(6th in Division III)
5 0 0 0 5
2014 Flag of Luxembourg Kockelscheuer 45th place
(5th in Division III)
5 1 0 1 3
2015 Flag of Turkey İzmir 46th place
(6th in Division III)
6 1 0 1 4
2016 Flag of Turkey Istanbul Withdrew from tournament
(All games marked as 5–0 forfeits)
2017 Flag of Bulgaria Sofia 47th place
(7th in Division III)
4 0 0 0 4
2018 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 49th place
(3rd in Division III Q)
3 1 0 0 2
2019 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 47th place
(1st in Division III Q)
5 4 0 0 1
2020 Flag of Luxembourg Kockelscheuer Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[7]
2021 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[8]
Total 8/11 31 7 0 2 22

Asian Winter Games[]

Year Host Result GP W OTW OTL L
1986 through 2003 Did not enter
2007 Flag of China Changchun 6th place 4 2 0 0 2
2011 Flag of Kazakhstan Astana 8th place
(3rd in Premier Division)
6 4 0 0 2
2017 Flag of Japan Sapporo 7th place
(3rd in Division I)
5 3 0 0 2
Total 3/3 15 9 0 0 6

Arab Cup/GCC Gulf Championship[]

Year Host Result GP W OTW OTL L
Arab Cup (2008)
2008 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 5 4 1 0 0
GCC Gulf Championship (2010–2016)
2010 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait City Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 3 3 0 0 0
2012 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 5 4 1 0 0
2014 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait City Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 5 5 0 0 0
2016 Flag of Qatar Doha Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 5 5 0 0 0
Total 5/5 23 21 2 0 0

Challenge Cup of Asia[]

Year Host Result GP W OTW OTL L
2008 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Did not participate
2009 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 5 5 0 0 0
2010 Flag of Chinese Taipei Taipei City Silver medal with cup.png 2nd place 5 3 0 1 1
2011 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait City Silver medal with cup.png 2nd place 5 4 0 0 1
2012 Flag of India Dehradun Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 5 5 0 0 0
2013 Flag of Thailand Bangkok 6th place 5 2 0 1 2
2014 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Silver medal with cup.png 2nd place 5 3 1 0 1
2015 Flag of Chinese Taipei Taipei City Silver medal with cup.png 2nd place 4 3 0 0 1
2016 Flag of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Silver medal with cup.png 2nd place 4 3 0 0 1
2017 Flag of Thailand Bangkok Gold medal with cup.png 1st place 4 3 1 0 0
2018 Flag of Philippines Pasay Did not participate
2019 Flag of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
2020 Flag of Singapore Singapore
Total 9/13 42 31 2 2 7

All-time record against other nations[]

Last match update: 6 April 2019

Key
     Positive balance (more Wins)
     Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
     Negative balance (more Losses)
Team GP W T L GF GA
Flag of Kuwait.png Kuwait 16 16 0 0 78 16
Flag of Thailand.png Thailand 13 10 0 3 58 39
Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia 8 8 0 0 38 12
Flag of Malaysia.jpg Malaysia 6 6 0 0 46 7
Flag of Oman.png Oman 5 5 0 0 40 4
Flag of Singapore.gif 4 4 0 0 30 6
Flag of Qatar.png Qatar 4 4 0 0 28 3
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina* 4 3 0 1 21 11
Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain 3 3 0 0 53 0
Flag of Macau.png Macau 3 3 0 0 22 0
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 3 2 0 1 25 27
Flag of Algeria.png Algeria 2 2 0 0 16 6
Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 14 1
Flag of India.png India 1 1 0 0 10 0
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 1 1 0 0 9 0
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 9 4 1 4 37 27
Flag of Turkmenistan.png Turkmenistan 1 0 0 1 0 4
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 5 11
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 15
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0 38
Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland 2 0 0 2 5 15
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.png Kyrgyzstan 2 0 0 2 4 21
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 2 0 0 2 0 23
Flag of Greece.png Greece 3 1 0 2 6 11
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 4 0 0 4 6 33
Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg 5 0 0 5 6 43
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 9 2 0 7 29 37
Total 116 77 1 38 586 410

Note: The UAE was awarded a 5–0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division III after Bosnia and Herzegovina forfeited the game.[9]

See also[]

References[]

External links[]

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