The Portugal national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Portugal. The team is controlled by the Federation of Portuguese Ice Sports, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since May 13, 1999. Portugal is currently not ranked in the IIHF World Ranking and is not actively competing in any IIHF World Championship events.
... Ice hockey was played in Portugal from 1996 until 2006 in the Palácio do Gelo shopping center, in Viseu ... The ice rink has since closed down ... In 2000, The national team of Portugal played three games, the only games they ever played ...
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