May 9, 2017

The Junior Leagues Management Committee (JLMC) extends an invite to hockey fans from across the country to come and watch some of the very best junior teams battle for their National Championship.

The top junior clubs at u11, u13, u15 and u18 converge on Sheffield this coming weekend for the JLMC National Junior Finals.

Ice Sheffield plays host to the 13-game schedule across the weekend with almost 22 hours of live action.

Play begins on Saturday, May 13, at 9.00am with the first u11 semi final.  u13 and u15 action follows before at 2.00pm there is the U18 National Final between Okanagan UK and Sheffield – a repeat of the Rob Laidler Plate final from three weeks previously.

The second semi finals in the u11, u13 and u15 age groups follow to round off the first day action.

Sunday’s schedule, May 14, starts from 9.00am with the bronze medal matches at u11, u13 and u15 featuring the losing semi finalists from Saturday play.

The National Finals begin at 1.45pm with u11, followed at 3.00pm by u13 and closing with u15 Final at 4.45pm.

Admission to the EIHA National Junior Finals is FREE for all spectators this weekend, however there will be an opportunity for those in attendance to support the JLMC charity partner, The Jack O’Donnell Foundation with programmes, raffles and tombola.


Saturday 13 May

9.00am – u11 semi final – Trafford v Chelmsford
10.15am – u13 semi final – Sheffield v Chelmsford
12.00noon – u15 semi final – Sheffield v Peterborough
2.00pm – u18 Final – Okanagan UK v Sheffield
4.15pm – u11 semi final – Swindon v Sheffield
5.30pm – u13 semi final – Swindon v Nottingham
7.15pm – u15 semi final – Chelmsford v Nottingham

Sunday 14 May

9.00am – u11 bronze medal match
10.15am – u13 bronze medal match
11.45am – u15 bronze medal match
1.45pm – u11 Final
3.00pm – u13 Final
4.45pm – u15 Final
6.30pm – approximate finish