The stage is set for the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship tournament in Dumfries, Scotland.

For the second time in five years, Dumfries Ice Bowl will host the Division II Group A tournament as six teams battle it out for promotion to Division I.

Great Britain Women are joined by Australia, DPR Korea, Mexico, Slovenia and Spain for the IIHF showpiece tournament that gets under way tomorrow.

Councillor Adam Wilson, the council’s events champion said: “I’m proud that Dumfries and Galloway has been chosen to host a seventh ice hockey World Championship in just six years at the Ice Bowl.

“The competing nations have came from all over the world to take part in this tournament and I’m sure local people will provide a warm welcome to our guests and amazing support for the Great Britain team.

“If you get the opportunity come along to the Ice Bowl to take in the action and give ice hockey a go, it won’t disappoint.”

Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, said: “We have a fantastic working relationship with Dumfries Council and we are excited to be back here.

“The Ice Bowl is a top-class venue and the IIHF are always very complimentary about the tournaments held here.

“The staff involved in running the tournament and working at the ice rink are fantastic. We are looking forward to showcasing the tournament to the world.”

Tickets are available on the door or by clicking this link.

Pictured: Jodie Bloom (GB Women), Adam Wilson (Dumfries & Galloway Council’s events champion), Andy French (Ice Hockey UK general secretary) and Saffron Allen (GB Women).

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