TEAM WHITE BEATS TEAM BLUE IN GLOBAL GIRLS’ GAME

Great Britain Women took part in the second IIHF Global Girls’ Game, which sees one-hour games in 38 countries across the world this weekend.

The first game began in New Zealand on Saturday with the final game to take place in Canada on Sunday.

GB’s game took place in Ice Sheffield on Saturday evening with 39 of the young prospects in the programme, aged between 11 and 18, taking part in the game.

Team White beat Team Blue 5-0 thanks to five goals by 13-year-old Charlotte Harris.

The match was officiated by the experienced pairing of Elite League linesman James Kavanagh and Ice Hockey UK referee-in-chief Simon Kirkham.

GB Women’s head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “This was very special for the girls and it is something which will grow year on year.

“For them to be part of it at some stage in their career is fantastic.

“We have some real prospects in the GB Women’s programme and we are getting to work with them now from the age of 10 to 11.

“We are now able to bring them through with the GB’s Women’s culture, putting them in a good stead for the future.”

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