Scotland U19 clash with England to be screened live on FreeSports

This month’s under 19 international game between Scotland and England will be shown live on free-to-air television by FreeSports.

The junior international is one of the longest-running international fixtures and takes place at iceSheffield on Friday, 25th May, (face-off 8.00pm – admission free).

The game has been the curtain raiser to the Conference tournament for the past four seasons. England have won the last two editions, although it has been a one-goal game (2017) and a penalty shoot-out (2016) to decide matters.

Calling the game from Sheffield will be Aaron Murphy alongside former Great Britain international Paul Adey.

The pair were recently in Hungary for GB’s World Championship success in Division 1A and also commentated on the IHUK U20 Final in Sheffield between Fife and Coventry two weeks ago.

Murphy said: “We are really looking forward to covering this game, and when you look at the way the game is growing in the UK, it’s great to see the coverage of different levels growing too.

“FreeSports has made a commitment to showcase hockey at various levels on free-to-air TV, and when you see what Team GB has accomplished with their recent promotion to the elite level, it’s fantastic that a wider audience can see all the great athletes and games on show on the network.”

The EIHA’s England programme director, Geoff Hemmerman, added: “The England-Scotland game is always a highlight on the calendar and is a fantastic opener for Conference weekend, showcasing players who have risen through the Conference programme to reach their respective national sides.

“To have this year’s game live on free-to-air television is another massive boost and we are grateful to everyone at FreeSports for their support.”

FreeSports’ coverage can be found on Sky channel 422, on Freeview channel 95 or online via the TVPlayer app.