Egypt Ice Hockey Announces Participation and Rosters For 2020 Kuwait Arab Club Ice Hockey Championship



Sun, 12 Jan 2020 - 02:08 GMT


Sun, 12 Jan 2020 - 02:08 GMT

Egypt Ice Hockey team - file

Egypt Ice Hockey team - file

Egypt Ice Hockey Pharaohs announced today the rosters for the 2020 Kuwait Arab Club Ice Hockey Championship. The Tournament will be held in Kuwait City, Kuwait February 1-8, 2020.

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“We are very grateful to our hosts for inviting us to this great tournament. We are excited to see how much the sport has progressed around the Arab world and Egypt. said Yasser Ahmed, Tournament Manager and the Director of Hockey Operations for Egypt Ice Hockey.

The Pharaohs roster includes 11 Egyptian players, led by: Sameh Ramadan (New York, USA) and Ayman Abdallah (Cairo, Egypt) who will serve as team captains.

“We really like our roster, this is the best Egyptian Ice Hockey Club Team we have ever put together” said Co- Captain Sameh Ramadan. “It’s a group that brings versatility and experience and includes players who have a lot of passion about representing our country.”

The Egypt Ice Hockey Pharaohs team will be represented by Egyptians from the United States, Canada, and Egypt. Additionally Import players from Europe, the USA and Canada will round out the roster.

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The opening game for the Pharaohs and the Tournament will be February 2 vs the United Arab Emirates Theebs Club at 13:00. The Tournament includes teams from Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. The tournament will be broadcasted on Kuwait Sports Channel.


Currently, in Africa only 5 countries have established Ice Hockey Programs. Of these counties, only 2 are members of the IIHF (South Africa and Morocco). We would like to make Egypt number 3.

In 2002, a few local players began playing ice hockey at the Maadi Family Land ice rink
we now call our headquarters. Without nets and barley any equipment, these players introduced Cairo to live hockey for the first time. Quickly word spread and the sport grew. Club Teams were established, a regular time slot for the games was created and a tournament league formed. Currently, there are more than 100 ice hockey players playing in Egypt.

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February 2016 after years of preparation, Egypt was formally invited to the First African
Ice Hockey Cup of Champions. The countries participating were Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and the host country Morocco.

September 2016, Cairo Anubis vs International Anubis exhibition match. Players and
Egyptian Expats from the USA and Canada played vs our Local Team. The Match was held at our sister rink in Genena Mall. Over 200 spectators watched the 1.5-hour match. It was the most competitive Ice Hockey match ever played in Egypt.

October 2016, our Egypt Ice hockey was accepted to be represented in the International
Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. This museum is the most popular hockey museum in the world with over 300,000 visitors’ annually. Proudly Egypt will now be represented with the best in history. In November 2016 four members of the Anubis Team including two board members traveled to the Hall of Fame as guests for the showcase unveiling.

September 2017, our Pharaohs Club team made history by winning Egypt’s first
International Ice Hockey match vs Morocco Club (B) 3-2 in Montreal, Canada. It was the firsttime Egyptian players from Egypt, the USA and Canada played together.

April 2018, The Pharaohs club participates in the first Arab Club Cup in Abu Dhabi UAE.
Teams included clubs from Lebanon, UAE, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt. The Pharaohs win their first International tournament match vs the Corsairs Club from Algeria, 8-7.

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