Kuwait National Ice Hockey Team awaits ‘time to shine’. The team is preparing to participate in the upcoming 3rd GCC Games set to be held in Kuwait on January 9-19.
03 December 2021, 12:00 AM
31 December 2021, 12:00 AM
The Kuwait National Ice Hockey Team Federation is currently busy preparing for its national team to participate in the upcoming 3rd GCC Games set to be held in Kuwait on January 9-19, 2022.
The teams are participating in a three-week camp in Turkey starting today for some “rigid training” in preparation for the tournament, Khaled Mubarak Al-Mutairi, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Winter Games Club said.
Kuwait Winter Games Club, manages the Kuwait National Ice Hockey (KNIH) men’s and women’s teams.
“We want to win. That’s our objective,” started Al-Mutairi said
Kuwait looks at the GCC Games as an opportunity to showcase its skills not only in hockey, but other games to be featured in the regional tournament.
KNIH has been an associate member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), an international organization for ice hockey and in-line hockey based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has 81 member countries. But Mutairi admits that winter games are not very common among Kuwaitis. Yet, he says national players can compete on a high level through practice and perseverance, fueled by the love of the game.
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