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The United Arab Emirates will be heading to the finals for the third straight time at the Gulf Cup thanks to their 2-0 victory over Kuwait on Monday.

With the victory, UAE’s result over Qatar on Tuesday will have very little effect on the series. Kuwait, on the other hand, will have to ensure a victory over Oman tomorrow, who currently sit two points behind the tournament hosts. The chances are in Kuwait’s favor, who have never lost against Oman, including a 6-0 victory in the opening game of the tournament.

Speaking of Oman, the new IIHF hockey country snagged their first victory of the tournament when they beat Qatar by a score of 9-3. A victory for Oman could mean they move on in the biggest shocker the tournament has ever seen, while Qatar’s fate was sealed earlier today with their third straight loss.

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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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