Both Kuwait and UAE sit at perfect records after two games thanks to big wins at the Gulf Cup Ice Hockey Championships on Saturday.
For the hosts from Kuwait City, they were able to take the big 10-5 victory over Qatar. Despite the score, it was a great turnout for the brand new hockey country, who is competing in their first official IIHF sanctioned tournament. For Kuwait, a medal at the tournament is very, very likely at this point, but they’ll need to find a way to take down the Emirates on Sunday in what could be considered the first real match of the tournament.
In the second game, UAE had no issue taking down Oman by a score of 8-3. Oman still managed to show a solid performance in their first tournament since joining the IIHF last month. They will have a chance to score their first victory of the tournament on Sunday when they take on Qatar, with both teams aiming to take home a bronze medal.
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