Following a two year hiatus since the last Gulf Ice Hockey Championships in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait will be given a second chance at hosting the tournament when it comes to fruition in June.
The inaugural tournament took place in May of 2010 in Kuwait City,Kuwait, with the United Arab Emirates taking home the championship. The tournament would resume again in 2012, with the Emirates defending their championship on home soil.
The Vice President of the UAE Ice Hockey Association, Hamad Al-Sheryani, tweeted that there will be five teams competing in the tournament in June of this year. The teams will be Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar. Qatar have two games to their credit in 2014, including a 3-0 win against Bahrain.
The tournament is set to begin June 6th in Kuwait and will run until June 12th, 2014.
UPDATE: Bahrain has pulled out of the tournament for an unspecified reason. The tournament will now feature just four teams.
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