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ENGLISH ICE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION WOMEN’S SECTION

9th December 2012

Volume 1, Issue 5

G r e at B r i ta i n U 1 8 Wo m e n f i n i s h 5 t h i n I i h f Wo r l d c h a m p i o n s h i p t ro m s o n o rway Its incredible to believe that its only just 3 weeks ago that we returned from Italy after qualifying behind Hungary for the U18’s IIHF Women’s Ice Hockey World Championships Tromso Norway 29th Dec to 4th Jan—it is true and in the early hours of the 27th December the team staff and players assembled at Heathrow Airport to embark on another epic journey, for the staff this had started while we where still on our way back from Italy as I am sure you can imagine trying to pull the whole trip together in less than three weeks was a huge undertaking travel arrangements alone where a major challenge along with selecting the four new players required to replace others due to injury or other commitments. Sean Alderson Head Coach, Tim Healand Ass Coach and Manager Sally Taylor set training sessions for the one and only weekend we had available this clashed with a GB Senior Camp so thank you to the seniors for the support they gave us by releasing players they wanted with them. At these sessions the new players where added to the

team those being Ruth Wallace , Lorna Beresford, Emma Sanders and Jess Curtis—Brian Miller would once again accompany the team as Equipment Manager and Kirsty Hopgood would join the team staff as Physio The journey involved two flights and a bus journey so it was never going to be an easy trip to a land that only sees 2 hours of daylight at this time of year, going the

If you have anything you would like to share with the rest of the EIHA clubs and teams please email:Geoff.hemmerman@eiha.co.uk

day early would prove invaluable in helping prepare the team to take on some very powerful hockey nations first up would No 1 seed Japan relegated from the top pool last season and with a budget of 250K for the U18s Women alone , next would be Austria a nation that has spent much time and effort developing the team over a number of years, after them it would home team Norway they would not be easy being the on home ice, next would be Slovakia who finished 2nd in this group last year and finally old rivals Hungary where the last encounter left us with lots to think about with an 8-

Great Britain Line Up After Japan Game

Breaking News.  GB U18 Women World Championship  GB U18 Women Photos  GB U18 Women Team Photo  Could this be YOU  Players thank TASS  Women’s Ice HockeyWorld Championship Division I Group B Comes to Hull  U16’s GNorth Girls Fixtures

 Why North South Teams

1 loss only three weeks before. The first game saw GB have to face the tournament number one seed in Japan from the drop of the puck the games in an incredible first period


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From the drop of the first puck it was clear that Japan where out to win the game and thought that GB would be an easy start how wrong would they be 0-0 first period made sure of that Saffy Allens goal 19 seconds into the second period sent a message to Japan 5 minutes later Japan scored to level the game and it stayed like that until 4 minutes to the end of the game when Japan found the net to go a

PAGE 2 Game gone the loss of Rachael Pullen in Net seemed huge but Bea Fletcher did what so many players do when the time comes she stood to be counted period scores of 1-0 2-1 and 1-0 to Austria giving them a 4 –1 win while a 4-1 win may look convincing its important to know that the Austrian keeper picked up player of the game so the girls did not give up the goals easily.

GB U18 Women Captain Katherine Gale blocks a n incoming shot against Austria

goal up—while it was incredibly disappointing for the girls we had proved we could compete at this level and sent a big a warning to all the other teams with them all commenting on the never give spirit of the girls. Game 2 would see us face Austria not a team to take lightly and again the game was full speed ahead from the drop of the puck with 5 minutes of the

Game 3 saw GB face home team Norway while Norway had –had a convincing win over Slovakia in the first game they went down 3-1 against Japan and where looking to take points from GB to keep them in the medal hunt both teams started the game at a tremendous pace with Norway taking the first period 2-0 two scrappy goals that should have been cleared by the defense but that’s easy to say when your not out there— 2nd period saw GB take that 0-1 and 3rd period 0-0 GB out shot Norway and once again the Norwegian keeper

got player of the match, another brave and never say die effort from the GB girls—next day was a rest day and chance to recover and chance to take in a Norwegian New Years Eve fireworks and all set in a very cold snow covered town Game Day 4 it was Slovakia and hopes where high that we could take this game Slovakia had been having a tough time but could still produce some periods of play that could catch the unwary out period scores 02, 0-1 and 1-1 giving GB a 41 win and 3 very important points Game Day 5 was against old enemy Hungary with who a great relationship has been formed as both been the new kids on the block—for sure Hungary where looking to make it 10 wins from 10 Championship games and would go easy on GB and this was the case for sure period one so Hungary 1-0 up but not an easy period for them 2nd period saw them take that 3-1 and the final period 2-1 final score Hungary 5 GB 3 a far cry from the 8-1 loss in Hungary only 3 weeks before Some may seeing finishing 5 out 6 disappointing but I have to say for the first venture in to such an event it’s a tremendous achievement and all involved should be proud of themselves. We now have to sit and wait until IIHF Congress in May to find out if we have to go back to the qualifying tournament or if there will be sufficient new teams coming along to make the qualifying tournament Division II A special mention should be made to IHUK for supporting and funding the efforts of the last three months without that support this incredible journey

Thank you to everyone that has worked so hard to make this dream possible including the parents of the players for their never ending support


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Captain Katherine Gale and Assistant Captain Saffron Allen both found the net in Norway

Bea Fletcher picks up her GB player of the game award against Slovakia unknown to her at the time she would also be named GBSC player of the tournament for outstanding effort in Net


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Paige Henry Celebrates her Goal against Slova-

Saffey Allen, Paige Henry , Helen Emerson and Louise Adams celebrate a goal against Austria

Louise Adams named player of the tournament for GB


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Saffey Allen and Katherine Gale on the attack against Japan

Shannon Jones fights hard to win the puck on the boards against Austria


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Back Row, Monica Petrosino, Lorna Beresford, Helen Emerson, Louisa Durnell, Judy Browne, Sam Emerson, Shannon Jones, Middle Row , Geoff Hemmerman General Manager , Brian Miller Equipment Manager Emma Saunders, Amy Campbell, Louise Adams, Kirsty Lake, Ruth Wallace, Lily Highgate, Paige Henry, Jessica Curtis, Kirsty Hopgood Physio , Sally Taylor Manager Front Row, Bea Fletcher, Tim Healand Ass Coach, Beth Scoon Ass Capt, Katherine Gale Capt, Saffron Allen Ass Capt Sean Alderson Head Coach, Rachael Pullen Not that the girls had not seen snow before but as it only 2pm in the afternoon and almost pitch black the girls thought it would be nice to take a closer look at the snow on the day of arrival, Tromso Norway sits above the Artic Circle and as such sees very little if any day light until late April - The Tromso Isehall is only 10 months old and is the most northerly ice rink in Norway

GB18 Women Captain Katherine Gale heads for the Youth Olympics in Innsbrck Austria—You could be excused for thinking you have missed read the first two lines, but you would be wrong after Katherine recent trips to Italy and Norway she was back home for 4 days before it was time to meet up with the BOA and leave for Innsbruck and another great adventure earlier in the year Katherine travelled to Finland to take part in a skills competition against players from many other countries -

Katherine not only did well to qualify she did so by beating all other contenders finishing first overall a great achievement, Katherine will not be alone in Innsbruck as Lewis Hook from Peterborough qualified in the male group a great experience awaits both. Now if you think what else can happen to one female hockey player in one year well more has as Katherine has been voted Ice Hockey Olympian of the year— SO YOU FEMALE PLAYERS IF YOU THINK THERE IS NOT MUCH OUT THERE FOR YOU HOW WRONG COULD YOU BE - JUST FOLLOW


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Then Rachel Pullen 2008 EIHA Girls School of Excellence Hull England

COULD THIS BE YOU NOW Rachel Pullen 2011 Great Britain U18s Women Netminder Asiago Italy

OR YOU

Then Shannon Jones 2008 EIHA Girls School of Excellence Hull England

NOW Shannon Jones 2011 Great Britain U18s Women Forward Asiago Italy

YES IT COULD BE IF YOU WANT IT ENOUGH


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Thank You To TASS For Your Support From the Following Players Saffron Allen Forward Ass Capt Norway

Jodie Bloom Defence Ass Capt Italy

Paige Henry Forward

Megan Rathbone Defence

Katherine Gale Forward Captain Italy & Norway


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North South Female Ice Hockey Teams The North & South of England programme plays a huge part in the progression of Female Ice Hockey players in England by taking part in this programme you can be sure that you are giving yourself the very best opportunity to play for England at Senior Women or 16’s Girls.

Come Along And Support The GB Senior Women In Hull This Coming April Great Value 15 Games All For One Fantastic Entry Price

It so important the females play with their peers while playing youth hockey is also important and female players should do this as long as they are physically able, but it is also important that they know when to concentrate on the female game. So how does it work – players are asked to attend trials at senior women and 16’s girls in the North and South, once this has been completed a limited number of training sessions are held at each age group in both the North & South, we then arrange two games for each group – from these games 38 players are picked to go to the 4 day 16’s girls School of Excellence held at Hull late May or early June from this 19 players are selected for the 16’s England team – for the senior women around 28 are selected to go to a two day camp usually in Bradford and held over a weekend from this 19 players are selected. This will be the seventh year this process has operated in the first two years we went to the Czech Republic and the last 4 years to Windsor in Canada in October – this coming year we are looking at a change for various reasons and it is more than likely we will be attending training camps and tournaments in Finland, Czech Republic or Sweden, the challenge is finding the right event with the right level of competitive teams while still meeting the requirements of the EIHA. This process helps build great relationships between players and team staff and helps the staff monitor players progress and gives them the opportunity to guide them through all aspects of hockey development. If you would like more information or the contact details of the people in your area please do not hesitate to get in touch – email geoff.hemmerman@eiha.co.uk

Saturday

28 January 2012 12:30 U16 G N

Whitley Bay

Ashfield

3 x 15

Sunday

29 January 2012 15:20 U16 G N

Ashfield

Kingston

3 x 15

Sunday

19 February 2012 12:30 U16 G N

Kingston

Ashfield

3 x 15

Saturday

25 February 2012 12:30 U16 G N

Whitley Bay

Kingston

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Sunday

18 March 2012 12:30 U16 G N

Kingston

North England

3 x 15

Sunday

08 April 2012 16:40 U16 G N

Ashfield

Whitley Bay

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Sunday

Kingston

Whitley Bay

3 x 15

TBA

13 May 2012 12:30 U16 G N U16 G N

Whitley Bay

North England

3 x 15

TBA

U16 G N

Ashfield

North England

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