Dumfries set to welcome women’s U18 international teams to Scotland

Ice Hockey UK will link-up with Dumfries and Galloway Council to host a four-team international women’s tournament in Scotland during November.

Great Britain Women U18 will be joined by Poland, Spain and Iceland for the tournament at the Dumfries Ice Bowl from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November.

GB Women head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “Tournaments like this are fantastic preparation for a World Championship and they benefit the squad so much.

“I am sure there will be new faces on the under-18 roster this year, so getting them competitive games ahead of a World Championship is important.

“It’s important for them and also for the coaches as we will get to see how they react in a game situation.”

It is the fifth year of the tournament, but this season Iceland will take the place of Hungary.

Andy French, IHUK general secretary, added: “It is fantastic to be holding the four-team tournament once again.

“This year we welcome Iceland to the tournament and I would like to thank all the nations and Dumfries council for their co-operation.”

Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Events Champion, said: “We are excited to hold another international tournament at the Ice Bowl in Dumfries.

“We have a great working relationship with Ice Hockey UK and we look forward to welcoming GB, Poland, Spain and Iceland to the Ice Bowl.”