Ice Hockey UK are excited to announce that Great Britain’s Women’s matches at the World Championship in Dumfries will be shown live on free-to-air television for the first time.

FreeSports will show all five GB matches at the IIHF Division II Group A tournament at the Dumfries Ice Bowl. The six-team tournament takes place from 2nd to 8th April 2019.

Following no relegation last year, GB are joined by Australia, DPR Korea, Mexico, Slovenia and promoted Spain.

Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, said: “It is brilliant news that GB Women will be showcased on FreeSports.

“It is a momentous first with women’s hockey being shown live in the UK for the first time.

“We are excited to be able to showcase women’s hockey to a wide audience via free-to-air television and we would like to thank FreeSports for making this possible.”

Richard Webb, operations director at FreeSports, said: “We are delighted to broadcast live women’s hockey for the first time on free-to-air television from Dumfries where FreeSports has aired a number of previous tournaments.

“It was a priority to get on board and showcase the women’s team in their bid for a gold medal.

“The coverage from this tournament adds to our support of ice hockey in the UK, showing live EIHL games and highlights, tournaments involving GB U20s, U18s and, of course, Great Britain Men who we will be covering from Slovakia this May.”

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.

Non-GB matches will be shown on a webcast, with further details on this to follow.

Tickets are available for the tournament and can be purchased here.

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spain Women v Slovenia Women – 1pm
DPR Korea Women v Mexico Women – 4:30pm
Australia Women v GB Women – 8pm

Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Rest Day

Thursday 4th April 2019
DPR Korea Women v Australia Women – 1pm
Mexico Women v Spain Women – 4:30pm
GB Women v Slovenia Women – 8pm

Friday 5th April 2019
DPR Korea Women v Spain Women – 1pm
Australia Women v Slovenia Women – 4:30pm
GB Women v Mexico Women – 8pm

Saturday 6th April 2019
Rest Day

Sunday 7th April 2019
Mexico Women v Australia Women – 1pm
Slovenia Women v DPR Korea Women – 4:30pm
Spain Women v GB Women – 8pm

Monday 8th April 2019
Slovenia Women v Mexico Women – 1pm
Australia Women v Spain Women – 4:30pm
GB Women v DPR Women – 8pm