in association with Ice Hockey For Girls UK
Womens Elite League action resumed this weekend with a full programme following Great Britain’s Women playing their Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kazakhstan at the start of the month.
Bracknell Queen Bees moved five points clear at the top of WEL with a 6-0 home win over Swindon Topcats. Sophie Herbert scored twice for the home side.
Solihull Vixens are clear in second place now following their 3-1 win over Guildford Lightning. GB captain Katie Henry opened the scoring for the Vixens.
Kingston Diamonds won on the road with a 4-1 success at Sheffield Shadows. Shannon Jones netted twice for the Diamonds.
There was no Premier Division action, but in Division 1 North the Solway Sharks won 3-1 at Coventry Phoenix in the Cup, Karen Craig with two goals, while Billingham Wildcats were comprehensive 12-3 winners at Sheffield Shadows in the league. Stephanie Box scored six of the Wildcats’ goals.
Solent Amazons were 10-2 winners at home to Peterborough Penguins in Division 1 South league play – four players scored twice but Louise Maillardet picked up five assists. Basingstoke Bison won 8-1 at Oxford City Midnight Stars in the D1 South Cup , Peri Edmiston and Jodie Attrill each with a brace.
Sunday’s action also saw a 3-3 draw in the Cup between Cardiff Comets and Bracknell Firebees. Cardiff’s Gemma Davies posted 78 saves to preserve the tie for the Comets.
In the U16 Girls southern division, Haringey won 5-1 at Swindon Top Kittens with Holly Downing’s 2+1 the pick of the scorers.
Bracknell Queen Bees 6 Swindon Topcats 0
Solihull Vixens 3 Guildford Lightning 1
Sheffield Shadows 1 Kingston Diamonds 4
Division 1 North
Coventry Phoenix 1 Solway Sharks 3 (Cup)
Sheffield Shadows 3 Billingham Wildcats 12
Division 1 South
Oxford City Midnight Stars 1 Basingstoke Bison 8 (Cup)
Solent Amazons 10 Peterborough Penguins 2
Cardiff Comets 3 Bracknell Firebees 3 (Cup)
Girls U16 South
Swindon Top Kittens 1 Haringey 5