Asian competitions

In 2023, 17 Asian member national associations will be represented in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program at different levels with Kazakhstan, Korea, Japan, China, the United Arab Emirates, DPR Korea, Turkmenistan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Hong Kong (China), Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait, the Philippines and Mongolia planned to participate.

Asia and Oceania Championship
 
The IIHF Asia and Oceania Championship (formerly IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia) gives Asian and Oceania members that are not in the World Championship Program or that play in lower divisions or need additional game experiences a chance to compete. It shall also help develop hockey in Asia and Oceania rank the Asian teams in view of the seeding for the Asian Winter Games.
 
The first Challenge Cup of Asia was held in 2008 with six teams in Hong Kong. Since then the number of events has continuously grown and were held in various men’s, women’s and junior categories. In total, 33 events where held between 2008 and 2019 with a break in 2020 and 2021 due the Covid-19 pandemic.

2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Asia and Oceania Championship
In Bangkok, Thailand, 25 June - 2 July 2022
Group A: Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
Group B: Indonesia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong (China)
Click here for the tournament page.

Asian Winter Games

The 8th Asian Winter Games took place in Sapporo, Japan, with men's and women's ice hockey tournaments from 18 to 26 February 2017. Click here for scores.

Due to the pandemic the 2021 Asian Winter Games were cancelled.

Southeast Asian Games

In 2017 and for the very first time, ice hockey was part and included as discipline in the 29th Southeast Asian Games held in Malaysia, followed by the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. At the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam ice hockey was not part of the program.

2019 Southeast Asian Games - Men's Ice Hockey
In Manila, Philippines, 1-8 December 2019
Participants: Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

2017 Southeast Asian Games - Men's Ice Hockey
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-24 August 2017
Participants: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

Archive

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1-9 March 2019
Group A: Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia
Group B: Macau, Indonesia, Oman
Tournament Page

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5-8 December 2018
Participants: Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates, Philippines
Tournament Page

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-6 December 2018
Participants: Thailand, Kuwait, Mongolia, Indonesia
Tournament Page

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14-19 April 2019
Participants: Chinese Taipei, New Zealand U18, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
Tournament Page

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14-19 April 2019
Participants: United Arab Emirates, Philippines, India, Kuwait
Tournament Page

For older tournaments, click here.