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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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