At the Olympic Winter Games, women compete in an eight-team tournament whereas men compete in a 12-team tournament.
Each country may have one men’s and one women’s team. Men’s teams have 23 players (20 players and three goal keepers, while women’s teams have 20 players (18 players and two goal keepers), with a maximum of six players – including the goalie – permitted on the ice at any given time. Players may be substituted at any time during the game. For contact details of Irish Ice Hockey Association please click on Full story
Team Ireland claimed the gold medal at the weekend in the IIHF ice hockey Division III World Championships in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg.
Ireland have finished second behind New Zealand at the Ice Hockey World Championships held in the recently opened Ice Hockey facility in Dundalk. The Irish scored a 4-3 win over Luxembourg at the Ice Dome to win promotion to Division Two.