The dates for the qualifying rounds for women’s ice hockey for the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 have been confirmed.
The Olympic Pre-Qualification Round 2 takes place in Gangneung from 7-10th October.
It will be Great Britain Women’s second trip to Gangneung in four years after the World Championship (Division 2A) tournament was held there in 2017.
GB will face Korea, Slovenia and a qualifier from the previous round, which will take place in August between Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Iceland and Lithuania in Reykjavik.
Two other Pre-Qualification Round 2 groups in Italy and Poland will take place simultaneously, with the winners of each group progressing to Final Olympic Qualification in November.
There will be three groups and the winners of each will join Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and the United States at Beijing 2022.
Thursday, 7th October – GB Women v Qualifier (6.30 am UK time)
Saturday, 9th October – GB Women v Slovenia (3.30 am UK time)
Sunday, 10th October – GB Women v Korea (8.00 am UK time)
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