DHL Express, the leading global express and logistics provider, has extended its support to the third Ice Hockey League in Bahrain by becoming the main sponsor for the 2018 season.
The agreement was signed between DHL Express MENA CEO Nour Suliman and Bahrain Sharks representative Tamer Fakhro.
The DHL Ice Hockey League will take place until April, with a total of four teams vying for the title. The teams, whose names have been inspired by local Bahraini districts and National Hockey League (NHL) teams, are Muharraq Predators, Manama Capitals, Isa Town Oilers and Riffa Maple Leafs.
Each team has seven players of mixed nationalities. The games are divided into three sessions, thirteen minutes each, and after the preliminary rounds all teams will make it to the playoffs where the top two will compete for the title.
Commenting on the partnership, Suliman said, “It is with great delight that DHL Express lends its support to the third edition of the Ice Hockey League being held in the kingdom. Hockey is a game of high endurance, passion, speed, precision and team work which is everything that we as a company aspire towards. It is a relatively new sport in Bahrain with tremendous potential to grow in popularity. The efforts of these young men in pushing this sport locally are commendable and we are keen to support them to help spread its reach and maximise its potential in the long-run.”