The British women's national ice hockey team
represents Great Britain
at the International Ice Hockey Federation
's IIHF World Women's Championships
. The women's national team is controlled by Ice Hockey UK
. As of 2011, Great Britain has 476 female players.
Year by year
From 1989-1997, the British women's national team competed in the European Championships
. After 1999, the team has competed in the World Championships. At present, Great Britain play in Division II. In 1989, Team GB re-entered the World of International Hockey, with a European Championship two-leg qualifying match against the Netherlands in Chelmsford. GB battled hard in both games but were defeated by an experienced Dutch side, winning both games by the margin of four goals to two, giving the Dutch an 8-4 aggregate win and a place in the European Championship.
- Below is a guide to GB's performances year by year from 1989 to 2005. Only 'competitive' games (challenge matches ignored) are counted for the records.
No official competitions existed in 1990
, however GB defeated the Dutch in Amsterdam 1-0 in a challenge match. In 1991
, Team GB took part in the 1991 European Championship finishing 9th out of 10 teams. Placed in a very tough Group B, they lost their first three games to Sweden (0-16), Denmark (0-4) and Germany (0-6) before surprising the Czech Republic with a 2-2 draw in their final game.... Read More