GB U18 WOMEN HAVE FIRST TRAINING SESSION IN DUMFRIES

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Great Britain Under-18 Women have undergone their first training session in Dumfries ahead of the U18 Women’s World Championship, which gets under way on Sunday.

The Dumfries Ice Bowl is the venue for the IIHF Division I Group B tournament as GB host China, France, Poland, Netherlands and Norway.

The GB squad arrived in Dumfries last night and began this morning with an off-ice session.

They then took to the ice at lunchtime as they prepare for Sunday’s opening game with Poland U18 Women (8pm).

There has been plenty of media interest in the tournament and ITV Border were at the session to interview coaches and players.

Assistant coach, Jayne McClelland, said: “It was good to get everyone out on the ice to get ready for Poland.

“We have a great group of girls and the coaching staff know that they are ready for five tough games in the next week.

“Some of these girls have played at this level before while others haven’t, but they are all focused on the job in hand.

“Everyone is looking forward to playing on home ice and I am sure it will be a great week.”

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION I GROUP B SCHEDULE
Sunday 6th January 2019
China U18 Women v France U18 Women – 1pm
Netherlands U18 Women v Norway U18 Women – 4:30pm
Great Britain U18 Women v Poland U18 Women – 8pm

Monday 7th January 2019
Norway U18 Women v China U18 Women – 1pm
Poland U18 Women v Netherlands U18 Women – 4:30pm
France U18 Women v Great Britain U18 Women – 8pm

Tuesday 8th January 2019
Rest Day

Wednesday 9th January 2019
France U18 Women v Poland U18 Women – 1pm
Netherlands U18 Women v China U18 Women – 4:30pm
Norway U18 Women v Great Britain U18 Women – 8pm

Thursday 10th January 2019
Rest Day

Friday 11th January 2019
Poland U18 Women v Norway U18 Women – 1pm
France U18 Women v Netherlands U18 Women – 4:30pm
China U18 Women v Great Britain U18 Women – 8pm

Saturday 12th January 2019
Norway U18 Women v France U18 Women – 1pm
Poland U18 Women v China U18 Women – 4:30pm
Great Britain U18 Women v Netherlands U18 Women – 8pm

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