IIHF GLOBAL GIRLS’ GAME: TEAM BLUE 2-2 TEAM WHITE

Some of the brightest young prospects in the Great Britain Women’s programme took part in the Global Girls’ Game this afternoon.

A total of 33 players were divided into two teams, with the game ending Team Blue 2-2 Team White in Ice Sheffield.

Abi McCourt scored twice for Team Blue, with Inez Brannen and Alice Jones on target for Team White.

The Global Girls’ Game is a worldwide IIHF ice hockey event with games take place across the world all weekend and this year’s event is the biggest in history with 40 countries taking part.

Each game across the world sees two teams go head to head, named Team Blue and Team White, and a tally is kept to give a running scoreline.

The coaches for the game in Sheffield were Nicci Wardell and Jenny Hehir.

Wardell said: “It was a great experience for these youngsters to pull on a GB shirt.

“The Global Girls’ Game is something special as women’s hockey is united all across the world on one weekend.

“Some of these players will be future GB Women’s players and it was great to see them out on the ice.

“The teams were evenly matched and we were really pleased with their compete level.”

Click here to see the running worldwide total in the Global Girls’ Game.

Photo credit: Robyn Crebbin and Claire Rowbotham.