WOMENS: action a-plenty as GBR head off to Korea for World Championships

March 28, 2017ih4g

presented in association with Ice Hockey For Girls UK

Great Britain’s women fly out to Korea tomorrow, Wednesday, to begin their IIHF World Championship Division 2A tournament at the weekend.  The squad features 15 players from the Womens Elite and Premier Leagues and we wish them every success in the tournament.

To follow the action from Korea follow @GBwomenshockey on Twitter where Ice Hockey UK media will bring the latest news from the tournament.

Domestically at the weekend there were games in Elite and Division 1 as the action begins to ramp up for the final two months of the womens regular season.

Kingston Diamonds kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 win at Swindon Topcats in the Elite League.  Shannon Jones scored twice for Kingston.

There was a thriller at Ice Sheffield as Guildford Lightning scored twice inside the final three minutes to force a 5-5 draw with Sheffield Shadows.

Amy Campbell’s penalty shot at 39.27 put Sheffield 5-3 up, and that’s how it remained until Laura Price (57.12) and Beth Hill (58.52) made sure the spoils were shared and Guildford moved joint second with Solihull.

In Division 1 North, the Coventry Phoenix had a three-point weekend to close within a point of league leaders Billingham Wildcats.  Phoenix won 3-1 at Blackburn Thunder on Saturday before a 3-3 tie at the Skydome against Telford Wrekin Raiders 24 hours later.

Bracknell Firebees are on the march in Division 1 South.  Claire Fay, Margeurite Laffitte and Louise Beresford all scored twice as they won 6-1 away at leaders Cardiff Comets.  The Firebees are just a point back of Comets with two games in hand.

Basingstoke Bison Ladies had a comfortable 7-0 Cup win at home to Oxford City Midnight Stars which moves the Bison level with Cardiff in the standings.  The Comets need a point from the very last Cup match against Oxford in two weeks’ time to overtake current leaders Bracknell.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Elite League
Swindon Topcats 0-3 Kingston Diamonds
Sheffield Shadows 5-5 Guildford Lightning

Division 1 North
Blackburn Thunder 1-3 Coventry Phoenix
Coventry Phoenix 3-3 Telford Wrekin Raiders

Division 1 South
Cardiff Comets 1-6 Bracknell Firebees
Basingstoke Bison Ladies 7-0 Oxford City Midnight Stars (Cup)

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