In 2018 ten countries will be represented in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program at different levels with Korea, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, DPR Korea, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, the United Arab Ermirates, Kuwait and Turkmenistan.
The IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia gives Asian countries that are not in the World Championship program, or that play in the lowest division, a chance to compete. It shall also help develop hockey in Asia and help rank the Asian teams in view of the seeding for the Asian Winter Games.
The first edition of the event was held in 2008 with six teams in Hong Kong, followed by the eight-team event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2009. The year after a nine teams participated in the event in Chinese Taipei. 2012 marked the first ever event held in India, in the city of Dehradun.
In 2013 a record number of ten teams came to Bangkok in the first IIHF tournament ever held in Thailand and the same number of nations will participated in 2014. Oman joined the competition in 2015 and Qatar in 2016 to grow the number of active Asian nations to 18. In 2017 Turkmenistan and the Philippines played for the first time.
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Tournaments in the 2017/2018 season:
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia
In Manila, Philippines, 3-8 April 2018
Participants: Mongolia, Thailand, Singapore, Kuwait, Philippines
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-29 March 2018
Participants: Malaysia, India, Macau, Indonesia
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8-11 March 2018
Participants: New Zealand U18, Thailand, Singapore, Chinese Taipei U18
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6-9 March 2018
Participants: India, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-17 December 2017
Participants: United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, India, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines
Asian Winter Games
The 8th Asian Winter Games will take place in Sapporo, Japan, with men's and women's ice hockey tournaments from 18 to 26 February 2017. Click here for scores.
Men's Top Division: Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea, China
Men's Division I: Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Singapore
Men's Division II: Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Macau, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, Philippines
Women's Tournament: Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand
Southeast Asian Games
The 29th Southeast Asian Games in 2017 are the first edition that include ice hockey.
2017 Southeast Asian Games - Men's Ice Hockey
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-24 August 2017
Participants: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand