The Royal Air Force Are Roaring to Go!

The 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup is almost here. Where have the past four years gone? They have quite literally ‘flown by’ for the Royal Air Force Ice Hockey Association (RAFIHA) who are extremely excited to be preparing once again to compete in the CARHA Hockey World Cup in 2020.

From East to West (Coast)! 

It still feels like yesterday when the Royal Air Force Aces took to the ice in Windsor, Ontario to make their debut appearance at the CARHA Hockey World Cup in 2016. A tournament that we still reminisce about to this day. The tournament was incredible! 

From the impressive opening ceremony, to the parade around the city, the highly competitive games against teams from all around the world, to the social aspect of making international relations. Doing all this and so much more whilst still being able to experience the culture of the city in the positive spirit that the tournament encourages. To top it off, it was a pleasure for our squad to be able to meet and greet with the CARHA Hockey tournament organizers. Thank you!

It was truly an experience of a lifetime, yet we get to do it all over again next year! However, it’s not just the RAF Aces that are travelling ‘across the pond’ out to the West Coast to represent the Royal Air Force. For the 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup, we are proud to be bringing the first women’s representative military ice hockey team in the UK Armed Forces History! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, the RAF Pumas! Celebrating their inaugural season in 2018, the RAF Pumas are the first women’s service level team in the British military. This is something we, as the RAFIHA, are very proud of, making the sport accessible to more personnel within the RAF. The Pumas are extremely excited to make their international debut at the 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup!

So, keep an eye out for the Aces and the Pumas at the tournament. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

The RAFIHA are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from the RAF Central Fund and the RAF Charitable trust.

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