For the third straight time, UAE and Kuwait will meet in the finals of the Gulf Cup Ice Hockey Championships thanks to Kuwait’s close 4-2 victory over Oman on Tuesday.
Like in all the previous matches that saw these two teams battle it out, Kuwait had full control over Oman throughout the contest. Unlike the first game of the tournament, which saw the hosts from Kuwait snag the easy 6-0 victory, they would be limited to just a two goal advantage over the weaker squad from Oman. With the loss, Oman will face Qatar in hopes of winning their second straight bronze medal.
In the other game, the UAE team, ranked top in the preliminary round standings, easily took home the 6-3 victory on Tuesday. UAE came in as the favorites to win it all, having won both previous tournaments back in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
All four teams will get a day off before competing in their respective finals on Thursday.
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