In 2013 seven Asian countries were represented in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program at three different levels with Japan, Korea, China, DPR Korea, the United Arab Ermirates, Mongolia and Chinese Taipei.
The IIHF 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 participate in 2014.
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Following tournaments will be played in the 2013/2014 season:
2014 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16-22 March 2014
Participants: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Kuwait, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
2014 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 24 February - 2 March 2014
Participants: India, Macau, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan
2014 IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia
In Harbin, China, 9-13 March 2014
Participants: China, Korea, Australia, DPR Korea
2014 IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
In Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 26-28 December 2013
Participants: Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates
Asian Winter Games
The 7th Asian Winter Games took place in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, with men's and women's ice hockey tournaments from January 28 to February 6, 2011.
Click here for the schedule and scores.
The next Asian Winter Games will be held in 2017 in Sapporo, Japan.