Cape Town hosts international ice hockey tournament

The City of Cape Town is partnering with the Western Province Ice Hockey Association as a sponsor of the IIHF 2022 Senior Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship taking place at the GrandWest. Safety and Security Portfolio Committee Chairperson Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe was on hand to welcome the participating teams and spectators. Read more below:

The Ice Station at GrandWest is hosting six matches between South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Thailand as part of the Ice Hockey World Championship Division III Group B.

The winner of the group will be promoted to 2023 Division III A.

The International Ice Hockey Federation sanctioned matches are part of the 2022 IIHF World Championship Division III, which features five other teams.

The tournament’s Group A games will be held in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg next month.

The Cape Town-leg of the tournament kicked off with a clash between hosts South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

‘The City of Cape Town is proud to partner with the Western Province Ice Hockey Association to once again bring this tournament to Cape Town. It has been encouraging to see over the years how this international tournament has been a great platform to raise more awareness for ice hockey and therefore attracting young players to the sport. We would like to encourage Capetonians to head to GrandWest to support the national team nicknamed the Rhinos and the visiting teams,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith.

‘At a time when the hospitality and tourism sectors are starting to recover from the effects of the pandemic, events such as the Ice Hockey World Championship are important to the city’s economy. We get to welcome visitors from other parts of the world, who spend on accommodation, restaurants and other local businesses,’ said Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe.

The tournament started on Sunday and will end on Friday, 18 March 2022.

The schedule is as follows:

Date Match Time

Tuesday, 15 March South Africa vs Thailand Doors open 17:30 Game starts 19:00

Wednesday, 16 March

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs South Africa

Doors open 17:30 Game starts 19:00

Thursday, 17 March Thailand vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Doors open 17:30 Game starts 19:00

Friday, 18 March Thailand vs South Africa Doors open 15:30 Game starts 17:00

Tickets for the games are available through Computicket

Source: City Of Cape Town