The IIHF World Championship Division IV was successfully held at Steppe Arena of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 23-26 March. This is the first time the country hosted IIHF Championships. A team from Philippine became the winner in the championships by winning three matches. Mongolia placed second with eight points, while Kuwait took third place with three points.
Anders Larsson, the Council Member of IIHF and the Board Member of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association praised the development of ice hockey in Mongolia and said that “the event and the opening and closing ceremony of the tournament were world-class”.
The IIHF Asia and Oceania Championship is a series of international ice hockey tournaments in the continent of Asia.
The purpose of the tournament is to provide competitive opportunities for Asian and Oceania teams that are either in the lower divisions of the IIHF World Championships or did not compete in any IIHF World Championships.