DHL Bahrain Ice Hockey League
Echoing the heroic efforts of the famous Jamaican Bobsleigh team in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Bahrain will take a major step towards becoming a global player on the Ice Hockey stage with the launch of the inaugural Bahrain Ice Hockey League this Sunday, May 18th. Sponsored by DHL, the Bahrain League will feature four teams – Grizzlies, Raptors, Sharks and Warriors. Each team has six skaters and a goal-keeper. Teams play 3 on 3 ice hockey due to the fact that Bahrain doesn't yet have a full scale rink. The hope is that this will all change as the sport increases in popularity and it won’t be long before Bahrain is playing the globally acknowledged 5 on 5 game.
Ice Hockey has a burgeoning following in Bahrain and the launch of the ice-based DHL league is bound to attract a large audience – if for no other reason than the rink and the games provide the perfect venue to keep cool during the hot summer months!
Each game consists of two – 15 minute periods. The venue is the Funland Centre with games taking place twice a week on Sundays and Tuesdays. The first game of the evening will start at 20.15 and the second at 21.00. Yallabahrain.com will carry the full four-week calendar and 8 round schedule.