Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena once again played host to the Great Britain Women’s programme, as the IIHF Global Girls Game took centre stage on Sunday.
Six months after giving GB Women an amazing platform for their Olympic Qualifiers, the Arena welcomed over 40 of the top prospects at U16 and U18 level for the 37th and final stop on the Global Girls Game roadshow.
With players split into Team Blue and Team White and a healthy number of fans in the stands on a Sunday evening, the game was played at a good pace but goalies were on top through 40 scoreless minutes.
On the first shift of the third period, Phoebe Gregg found herself in space and she opened the scoring for Team Blue.
Five minutes later, Jemma Dilley was on the doorstep to force home the equaliser for Team White.
After 60 minutes the scores were level, and in an extra 10-minute period Inez Brannan potted the winner for Team White.
You can see details on all #GlobalGirlsGame events and the overall Blue vs White score on the IIHF website, with other photos and videos online under the #GlobalGirlsGame hashtag.
After the game, Team White coaches Nicola Lazarczuk and Katherine Gale spoke to IHUK Radio in association with SMP Europe to reflect on the event and an important time for women’s and girl’s hockey.
IHUK would like to thank the players, coaches, managers, off-ice volunteers and around 200 fans in the stands who supported today’s event.