By AKI Press

The national hockey team of Kyrgyzstan continues to prepare for the start of the 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championships Division IIIQ

The Kyrgyz team on March 8 held a friendly game against the Canadian H1N1 club from Montreal.

The meeting was held In the skating rink in Bishkek and ended with the victory of the team from Canada with a score of 3-1. Igor Maksimov scored the only goal for Kyrgyzstan.

“The game was good. The opponent goalkeeper played spectacular,  in the game against Kyrgyzstan, he stop 52 shots out of 53, ”Said  vice-president of the Kyrgyz Hockey Federation Elzar Bolotbekov”.

The Kyrgyz team will play in the qualifying tournament of the World Championship for the right to get into Division III. The tournament will be held from March 31 to April 6 in the city of Abu Dhabi (UAE). In this tournament, six teams will play each other in one round.

Previously the Canadian Clubs from and Montreal and The Hockey Lads from British Colombia
played at Almaty Challenge Cup in Kazakhstan.

The winner of the tournament was the team of Almaty KZ.

Here are the final standings.

The winner of the tournament was Almaty of Kazakhstan