No hockey played there.
Kabul used to have an ice rink that was closed by the Taliban regime, and the building was later destroyed in the ensuing conflict. In 2003 former NHL’ers Tiger Williams and Kirk McLean visited the troops, along with Cassie Campbell from the Canadian Womens Team to watch the members of the Royal Canadian Regiment's Para Company hold a charity ball hockey tournament in memory of Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger. Two peacekeepers who were killed on Oct. 2, 2003 when their jeep struck an anti-tank mine near Camp Julien. The Senior officers’ team beat the juniors 3-2.
In 2006, some of the Canadian soldiers formed a 13 team league to play hockey (without ice). One team was dropped for uneccessary roughness. The two American teams were at the bottom of the table.
US Army Lt. Randy Russell inquired about the possibility of getting some goalie gear donated for ball hockey games in Kandahar. Soon after, the Canadians built a ball hockey (deckhockey) rink in Kandahar and challenged The American soldiers from the Alaska National Guard to play a series of games.