Scotland U20 League winners heading to Sheffield for National Finals showdown

The winners of the Scottish U20 League will face Coventry Blaze as part of the EIHA’s National Finals Weekend in early May.

iceSheffield will host the three-day event from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May.

For the first time the National Finals will also include the Ice Hockey UK U20 Final and Fife Falcons are currently in pole position to face Coventry on the Saturday.

A win or tie from their visit to Solway Sharks U20 on Saturday, 24th March, will guarantee Fife top spot in the league.

The National Finals will also feature the best teams from across England at U11, U13, U15 and U18 levels. Sides have secured their place at Sheffield from the top divisions of each junior league in the north and south.

Chair of JLMC Jacqueline Pye said: “We are looking forward to the expanded National Finals weekend, taking advantage of the bank holiday to provide three full days of junior ice hockey championships.

“This year we’ve brought the U18 competition back into Finals weekend, and we’re honoured to have the Ice Hockey UK U20 Championship game here as well.

“It will be a busy weekend with a lot of hockey, but the players and teams have earned their places and deserve their chance to play for a national title.”

Ice Hockey UK general secretary Andy French added: “IHUK are grateful to the JLMC for hosting the U20 National Final as part of their finals weekend.

“This is the third year of IHUK U20s and the first hosted in England. Coventry will look to make home advantage count, while the Scottish finalists will want to follow Fife’s victory at Dumfries last year.”

Admission to iceSheffield will be free for spectators, but there will be souvenir programmes, merchandise and fundraising for the JLMC nominated charities British Heart Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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