Ice hockey and the desert may not seem like a logical pairing, but for the Dubai Mighty Camels and five other teams in the Emirates Hockey League, it’s a match made in heaven.
The league consists mainly of expats who played semi-professionally and/or for their college teams in North America. Mike Freeson, assistant captain for the Mighty Camels, grew up playing hockey in rural Alberta.
Now, he and his team are making their mark in a region better known for year-round warm weather and sand than Zambonis or ice skates.
(Source: Great Big Story YouTube channel)