In 2014 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, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei.
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 participate in 2014.
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Tournaments in the 2014/2015 season:
2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia
In Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, 5-7 August 2014
Participants: MHL Red Stars, Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea
More Challenge Cup of Asia tournaments taking place in the 2014/2015 season will be announced on this page.
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.
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The next Asian Winter Games will be held in 2017 in Sapporo, Japan.