Month: November 2023

Bahrain Might Be Getting a Renewable Energy Complex With an Ice Arena and It Looks Pretty Cool

Source: localbh

A UAE-based company named W.E.T.E.R, has unveiled an idea for Bahrain and is proposing an amazing combination of wind energy and an ice arena! It’s a project that brings together sustainability and sports.

In May 2023, the W.E.T.E.R project team presented their ideas to the authorities, economic planners, and construction professionals in Bahrain. Led by Mr. Abdullah Mohammed al-Qasemi, Chairman of the Bahrain ice hockey club, they shared technical and design materials for an electricity-generating building. But wait, there’s more!
In June 2023 The Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs saw the potential and wanted to take it up a notch by integrating the facility with an ice arena. The W.E.T.E.R project team, experts in wind energy and sustainable architecture, got to work and developed a fantastic design. They seamlessly merged the power-generating building with the ice arena, creating a facility that honestly looks so cool. The Ministry of Youth and Sports now has the graphic drawings and other supporting materials in their hands. They’re carefully evaluating the proposal.

Bahrain is always showcasing its commitment to a greener future in the most remarkable ways! To stay updated on the progress of this remarkable project, be sure to visit their website here.

Three victories for Poles and a triumph in the Independence Cup tournament

Poles win the Independence Cup

Source: Kurier Szczecinski

The Independence Cup hockey tournament ended at ArcelorMittal Park in Sosnowiec, in which the Poles defeated Estonia, the Latvian youth team and Lithuania and confidently won the international event. The honorary patronage of the event was held by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. 

Poland – Estonia 7:3 (2:1, 3:0, 2:2)

Goals: Ciura 1, Wanat 15, Jeziorski 23, Jeziorski 27, Komorski 29, Łyszczarczyk 49, Krężołek 57 – Rooba 17, Arrak 45, Lovkov 52.

Poland – Latvia U-20 5:1 (1:0, 2:0, 2:1)

Goals: Jeziorski 17, Dronia 25, Jeziorski 35, Ciura 48, Łyszczarczyk 58 – Stradnieks 43.

Poland – Lithuania 5:1 (1:0, 1:1, 3:0)

Goals: Smal 9, Łyszczarczyk 39, Jeziorski 46, Łyszczarczyk 52, Bukowski 52 – Gintautas 27.

 

ITALY WINS THE SÁRKÖZY TAMÁS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

National Teams of ice Hockey

 Italy won the Sárközy Tamás Memorial Tournament again , thanks to a 1-0 overtime score against Ukraine . Alex Trivellato scored the winning goal, while Marco De Filippo scored a shutout. The Azzurri therefore finished the tournament with three victories (two after the 60 minutes of regulation) and only one goal conceded.

 For coach Mike Keenan this is his first tournament win since taking over the Italian National men’s team. 

The national women’s team,
Le Azzurre, was involved in Krynica zdroj over the weekend for a double friendly match against Poland . Italy won a hard-fought first match, which ended 5-4 in overtime: a back-and-forth made up of comebacks and counter-comebacks, ending with Anna Callovini’s goal in extra time. In the second match, played on Saturday morning, a decidedly clearer victory for our girls, who won 6 – 1 thanks to Roccella’s two goals and goals from Mazzocchi, Niccolai, Engele and Palazzari.

The youth national teams
The U20s took to the ice in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, in a 4 Nations Tournament: after a 4-0 defeat against the home team, the Azzurrini reacted by imposing themselves with an excellent 5-4 win over France (two goals by De Luca and goals from Manganelli, Covelli and Larcher), while in the last outing against Slovenia another narrow success 3-2 over Slovenia was the result of goals from Larcher, Albis and Gschliesser.

Colombia repeats as Women’s Development Cup Champions

Source: IIHF.com

After making waves in the 2022 IIHF Women’s Development Cup by winning their first IIHF event, Colombia has successfully defended their championship win. The team defeated Argentina in the final 6-2.

Only 27 seconds into the first period, Lorena Pedraza blasted one past Argentinian goaltender Florencia Gutierrez Peydro to give the Colombians the early lead.

After assisting on the first goal, Maria Uribe bolstered Colombia’s lead when she sped out from deep in the Argentinian zone and ripped one past Gutierrez Peydro into the net.

However, Argentina would cut the deficit by one halfway through the first period. While applying pressure in the Colombian zone Alma Amegeiras got the puck past Ana Munevar as she was knocked down on the play.

Colombia responded in a big way before the end of the first period as Natalia Lugo scored twice in a span of 3:40.

After a scoreless second period, Colombia added some assurance with two power-play goals by Christina Kampa and Uribe.  Rounding out the scoring in the final was Argentina’s Abril Bendenelli with a power play goal.

Bronze Medal Game

In an exciting bronze medal game, that went down to the wire, Iran defeated Ireland 3-1.

After a scoreless first period, Dina Farzamnia gave Iran the lead in the second period. Elham Modirdehghan added insurance to Iran’s lead in the third. Ireland would cut the lead and pull within one on a score by forward Kaitlyn Morrison.

With the extra attacker out after pulling goaltender Sarah McFarland, Ireland could not tie the game.  Farzamnia scored into the empty net, her second of the game to secure the bronze for Iran.

Semi-Final and Preliminary Round

Columbia punched their ticket to the gold medal game after earning an 8-1 win over Ireland in the semi-finals.  One of the highlights of this semi-final was the hat-trick effort from forward Susanna Perez. Uribe chipped in with three assists. For Ireland, Ana Capcarrere scored while Mima Markicevic added an assist.

As for Argentina, they squeaked by Iran 2-1 to gain their championship berth.  In this semi-final, Iara Haiek had a short-handed goal while Mila Lutteral got the game-winner in the second period for Argentina.  Meanwhile, Iran’s Azamossadat scored on the power play.

In the preliminary round, Colombia was atop the standings with a 3-0-0-0 record.  Argentina was next at 2-0-0-1.  Iran ended up with a 1-0-0-2 record while Ireland was 0-0-0-3.

DEUTSCHLAND CUP Recap

National Teams of Ice Hockey

Successful title defense! At this year’s Deutschland Cup in Landshut, the German national ice hockey team was able to successfully defend the title and win the traditional tournament for the tenth time.

The Deutschland Cup was held for the first time this year in the city of Landshut. In addition to the men’s tournament, a four-nation tournament for the women’s national teams was also held at the same time. While the German men secured the title with wins against Denmark (4:1) and Austria (5:3), the German women ended up in third place. 

In the end, the German boys were able to defend their title despite a tie on points with the teams from Denmark and Slovakia. Because of the tie on points, a new table was calculated between the games of the three teams with the same points. Since the German team ended up having the better goal difference in this new table, national coach Harry Kreis’ boys won the tournament.

The Czech female hockey players are having a dream start to the season.  At the tournament in Landshut, Germany, Czech women won all three games with a score of 17-2 and in addition to winning the cup in Germany, the women also won the  summer tournament in Finland.

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