Stage set for Women’s World Championship in Dumfries
Preparations are underway for the Women's World Championship tournament at the International Ice Hockey Federation in Dumfries, Scotland.
For the second time in five years, the Dumfries Ice Bowl will host the Group A Group II tournament as six teams face off to be promoted to Division I.
Britain Australia, DPR Korea, Mexico, Slovenia and Spain join women for the prestigious IIHF tournament that will start tomorrow.
Councilor Adam Wilson, Council Events Champion, said, "I am proud that Dumfries and Galloway were selected to host a seventh Ice Hockey World Championship in six years at Ice Bowl.
"The competing nations have come from all over the world to participate in this tournament and I am confident that the local population will offer a warm welcome to our guests and incredible support to the Great Britain team.
"If you have the opportunity to come play ice hockey and try your hand at ice hockey, you will not be disappointed."
UK Ice Hockey General Secretary Andy French said, "We have a fantastic working relationship with the Dumfries board and we are delighted to be back here.
"The Ice Bowl is a high class venue and the IIHF is always very complimentary about the tournaments held here.
"The staff involved in managing the tournament and at the rink is fantastic. We are looking forward to presenting the tournament to the world. "
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Spain Women against Slovenia Women – 1:00 pm
Democratic People's Republic of Korea vs Women Mexico – 4:30 pm
Australia Women vs. GB Women – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Day of Rest
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Women against Australia Women – 1 pm
Mexico Women vs. Spain Women – 4:30 pm
GB Women vs. Slovenia Women – 8 pm
Friday, April 5, 2019
Democratic People's Republic of Korea v Women of Spain – 1 pm
Australia Women v of Slovenia – 4:30 pm
GB Women against Mexico Women of 20 hours
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Day of rest
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Mexico Women vs. Australia Women – 1:00 pm
Slovenia Women vs. Democratic People's Republic of Korea Women – 4:30 pm
Spain Women vs. GB Women – 8:00 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019
Slovenia Women vs. Mexico Women – 1:00 pm
Australia vs Spain Women – 4:30 pm
GB Women vs. Women's RDP – 8:00 pm
Pictured here (photo credit: Karl Denham): Jodie Bloom (GB Women), Adam Wilson (Dumfries & Galloway Council Event Champion), Andy French (General Secretary of British Ice Hockey) and Saffron Allen (GB Women).