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Worlds win for Dumfries

DUMFRIES has been picked to host another ice hockey world tournament.

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By Fiona Reid
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Worlds win for Dumfries

DUMFRIES has been picked to host another ice hockey world tournament.

Ice Hockey UK and Dumfries and Galloway Council this week won their bid to host the 2021 Under-18 Women’s World Championship at the town’s ice bowl.

It means the Division II Group A tournament will take place there from January 19-22 2021.

Great Britain Under-18 Women will be joined by Netherlands, Australia, Spain for the four-team IIHF tournament.

The event is subject to various government restrictions being lifted by the time of the tournament.

IHUK general secretary Andy French said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Dumfries and we are excited to be taking international ice hockey back there again.

“I know the IIHF rate the venue, hotels and the all-round facilities very highly and we are proud to be hosting in the UK once again.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council event champion Cllr Adam Wilson, said: “The news that our council has been chosen to hold another World Championship event is fantastic news.

“Our council has gained a reputation of being able to deliver world-class events within the region, particularly at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.

“These events bring with them significant economic impact provide opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses in our region, in tandem with creating opportunities to inspire our young people, raise ambition and support children to be healthy and active.

“I look forward to working with Ice Hockey UK and partners to deliver this events.”

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