Scotland U13 and U15 to take part in Winter Classic event at Sheffield

Scotland’s U13 and U15 teams are set to take part in the second ‘Winter Classic’ event that will take place at iceSheffield on 30th and 31st December.

Following the inaugural Classic events in January 2017, and after the success of the U11 Conference Series, the JLMC are keen to repeat the Winter Classic and give U13 and U15 players the chance for additional Conference-level games ahead of the full EIHA Inter-Conference tournament in May 2018.

The action gets underway at 8.00am on Saturday, 30th December, with the first U13 game. The U15 action starts at 7.15pm and there are four round-robin games in the event before the end of play around 11.30pm.

New Years’ Eve faces off at 6.45am with the remaining U15 games taking place, coming to a close around 1.30pm.

Admission to the event is free, but for those unable to attend the games are being webcast by 247.tv who recently covered the U20 World Championship in Dumfries. To purchase individual games please click here and search for Winter Classic 2017/18.

Event co-ordinator Gordon Douglas said: “The first Winter Classic was a success giving Conference players the opportunity to play high quality games against similar opposition. When the chance came to repeat it, it was an easy decision.

“It’s going to be a packed schedule with 20 games in a day and a half, but the players and staff are used to the hectic timetable of Conference weekend, so I’m sure they’ll take it in their stride.”

Scotland’s games are as follows:

Saturday, 30th December

U13

v South East (8.00am)
v South West (10.15am)
v Midlands (1.30pm)
v North (3.45pm)

U15

v South East (7.15pm)
v South West (9.30pm)

Sunday, 31st December

v Midlands (7.50am)
v North (10.10am)

To view the full schedule, please click here.