Posted on March 02, 2016

Qatargas has recently supported an under-9 ice hockey tournament, organised by the Qatar Minor Ice Hockey Association (QMIHA) at the Villagio Ice Rink. Qatargas is the Pearl Sponsor of QMIHA’s 2015-2016 Ice Hockey Season tournaments. Hamad Al Awi, Head of Business Support at Qatargas’ Public Relations Department, attended the prize distribution ceremony of the championship which included teams Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia (Dhahran), and Qatar. 

The tournament included three divisions of play with teams competing at different skill levels ("A", "B", and "C" divisions). In the "A" division, Dubai Sandstorms won the gold medal defeating Abu Dhabi Storms with a score of 5-4. In the "B" division, Qatar Raiders bagged the title by defeating Dubai Sandstorms with the final score being 3-1. In the "C" division, Dhahran Saad Falcons bagged the title defeating Qatar Raiders 4-1.

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Commenting on Qatargas’ support for minor ice-hockey, Azzam Abdul Aziz Al-Mannai, Public Relations Manager, Qatargas, said: “We are very pleased to be associated with Qatar Minor Ice Hockey Association for the third consecutive year. Our support for the game of Ice Hockey for youngsters forms part of a social investment strategy we adopted in supporting sports and games that are fast gaining popularity in Qatar, thereby contributing to the goals of the State of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. We believe that our support for Ice Hockey will help introduce young sporting talents to this exciting game and nurture them in the best possible manner.”

Catherine Headley, QMIHA President, said: “We are extremely delighted and proud to have Qatargas as a sponsor for this season too and for the just concluded Under-9 tournament. We would like to sincerely thank our sponsor Qatargas for championing the sport of ice hockey for our children here in Qatar and for making our tournament a grand success.” QMIHA is a non-profit, amateur, youth ice hockey league established in 2001. Operated by volunteers, QMIHA focuses on community service and promoting sports for our youth. The 2015-16 Ice Hockey Season began in September 2015 and offers ice-hockey for both boys and girls from age 5 (beginners) right through to under 18s (bantam).