March 20, 2019
The EIHA Women’s Leagues are pleased to announce that the 2019 Women’s Trophy Weekend will take place at Planet Ice Widnes on the weekend of June 1 & 2.
Trophy Weekend is the finale to the domestic season and features ten games across the weekend and no fewer than four playoff finals on the Sunday.
Although the event is moving to a new venue, the format will remain unchanged from previous seasons.
Saturday’s six-game schedule will comprise semi finals from the Women’s Elite, Premier and Division 1 competitions.
Sunday’s action will comprise the Division 1 Trophy Final, Premier Trophy Final, U16 National Final and lastly the Elite League final for the Bill Britton Trophy.
Admission to the weekend will continue to be free for spectators, so fans can see the best women’s hockey in the country and a large number of Great Britain senior and U18 internationals in action.
Women’s League manager Sally Taylor said: “We are excited to take the Trophy Weekend to Widnes and look forward to another great weekend of women’s ice hockey.
“Thanks to the management at Planet Ice Widnes for their help in making this happen and thanks to the teams in the women’s leagues for their patience while the final details were ironed out.
“We are looking forward to the remainder of the regular season and look forward to players and supporters joining us in Widnes.”
Planet Ice Widnes rink manager Vernon Neil added: “Following successive NIHL playoff weekends, we are thrilled to be able to bring another showpiece of the EIHA calendar to Widnes.
“Planet Ice Widnes looks forward to welcoming the teams and supporters to our rink and our town and we can’t wait to share the event with the hockey fans of this region.”
The full schedule for Trophy Weekend will be confirmed in due course.
Poster artwork by David Strover