By George Da Silva – National Teams of Ice Hockey

Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the northeast of the country, close to the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

On  October 1st, 2016 history was made when the first hockey game was played between the city’s two Ice Hockey teams. The game was a friendly match, the Padide Shandiz defeated Khorasan Razavi 5-4. The venue for the match was Padide Ice Rink in Padide Shopping Center in Shandiz.
The aim of the friendly competition was to strengthening and improving the quality and quantity of physical preparedness for players and athletes in the country.