IHUK and Dumfries win bid to host Women’s U18 World Championship

Ice Hockey UK and Dumfries and Galloway Council have won their bid to host the 2021 Women’s U18 World Championship tournament in Scotland.

Great Britain will compete in the Division 2A competition againts Netherlands, Australia and Spain from 19th to 22nd Janaury.

The event is subject to various government restrictions being lifted by the time of the tournament.

IHUK general secretary, Andy French, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Dumfries and we are excited to be taking international ice hockey back there again.

“I know the IIHF rate the venue, hotels and the all-round facilities very highly and we are proud to be hosting in the UK once again.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council event champion, Adam Wilson, said: “The news that our council has been chosen to hold another World Championship event is fantastic news.

“Our council has gained a reputation of being able to deliver world-class events within the region, particularly at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.

“These events, which bring with them significant economic impact, provide opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses in our region, in tandem with creating opportunities to inspire our young people, raise ambition and support children to be healthy and active.

“I look forward to working with Ice Hockey UK and partners to deliver this events.”

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