Thai World Hockey League

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Thai World Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
No. of teams4
CountryFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
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The Thai World Hockey League was an ice hockey league in Thailand. After 14 years, it was replaced by the Siam Hockey League for the months of November through May. The TWHL was one of the first leagues that allowed various skill levels to participate. The Siam Hockey League was formed to try to establish a high level of play.



The Thai World Hockey League was founded by the American Scott Whitcomb and the Canadian Scott Murray in the year 2003, who both were players of the Flying Farangs, a Thailand-based team of foreign ice hockey players who compete in club tournaments around Asia. [1]

For the 2015 season, the organizers decided to take a year off, which became permanent, leading to the formation of the Siam Hockey League, organized by former TWHL players and staff. There is also a "summer" league run by locals called the Bangkok Ice Hockey League.

The Thai World Hockey League consisted of roughly 50 per cent foreigners and 50 per cent domestic players.

Tournaments organized by the league are the Land of Smiles Classic and the City of Angels Cup. Up to 42 teams from 15 countries worldwide participate in these tournaments every year.

Teams 2011-12

TWHL champions

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