Ice Hockey UK and Dumfries and Galloway Council are excited to announce that the 2023 Under-18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A will be held in Dumfries next year.
The six-team tournament – involving Great Britain, Australia, Latvia, Mexico Netherlands and Turkey – will be held at the Dumfries Ice Bowl from 21st to 27th January 2023.
This will be the eighth World Championship to be held in Dumfries and the second time in four years that the under-18 women’s tournament will take place at the Ice Bowl.
Ice Hockey UK General Secretary, Andy French, said: “It’s fantastic news we will once again be hosting a prestigious World Championship tournament in the UK.
“Dumfries and Galloway Council and the staff at the Ice Bowl are so well established at hosting international ice hockey tournaments.
“We constantly get superb feedback from the IIHF when we host tournaments in Dumfries and we are looking forward to working with them again next year.”
Dumfries and Galloway Council Chair of Communities Committee, Cllr Archie Dryburgh, and Vice-Chair, Cllr John Campbell, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting World Championship ice hockey once again in our council’s Ice Bowl facility.
“We have a rich history of successfully hosting events such as this one with our valued partners at Ice Hockey UK. It provides a fantastic economic boost to the area with many teams staying in and around the Ice Bowl for the duration of the tournament.
“It also allows local schoolchildren, ice hockey players and fans the chance to watch world-class action on their doorstep. We’re very much looking forward to the January event.”
Ticket details and the tournament schedule will be announced soon.