December 27, 2018

Ice Sheffield is the host once again for the best junior players in the EIHA leagues at u11, u13 and u15 as the second Conference Series takes place – this is the Winter Classic.

Teams from the four EIHA Conferences play each other in a round robin followed by ‘medal’ games to declare the winners.  In  the u15 competition the teams are joined by Great Britain Women who are building up to their World Championships in April.

Action gets underway on Friday afternoon on the main Bauer Arena pad, although some games are taking place on Pad 2 due to ice availability.

Spectator admission to the Winter Classic is free of charge all weekend, although there is a programme, raffle and merchandise available to support the Conference programme.

Games from Bauer Arena are available for webcast thanks to our friends at – check out their schedule online.  Games on Pad 2 cannot be streamed live, but the last two games of the u15 competition will be recorded and available to order as a DVD.

The full schedule is shown below.

u11 Winter Classic

Friday 28 December

3.30pm Midlands v North
4.30pm South West v South East

Saturday 29 December

7.00am South West v Midlands
8.00am North v South East
10.15am North v South West
12.30pm South East v Midlands
2.45pm 3rd v 4th playoff
3.30pm 1st v 2nd playoff

u13 Winter Classic

Friday 28 December

5.30pm South West v North
5.45pm Midlands v South East (Pad 2)
10.30pm South East v North (Pad 2)

Saturday 29 December

9.15am South West v Midlands
11.15am South East v South West
1.30pm Midlands v North
4.30pm 3rd v 4th playoff
5.15pm 1st v 2nd playoff

u15 Winter Classic

Saturday 29 December

11.00pm GB v Midlands (Pad 2)

Sunday 30 December

7.00am South East v North
8.00am South West v GB
9.15am Midlands v North
10.15am South East v South West
11.15am North v GB
12.15pm South West v Midlands
1.30pm South East v GB
2.30pm South West v North
4.00pm Midlands v South East (Pad 2)
5.15pm 1st v 2nd playoff (Pad 2)