The British Universities Ice Hockey Association (BUIHA) presents….
Great Britain Universities (GBU) vs BUIHA International All-Stars (IAS)
In preparation for the 2019 FISU World University Games, which will be held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Mar 2-12), the GBU Men and Women will pay the newly created BUIHA International All-Stars Men and Women, at Ice Sheffield, on Friday 20 Apr 2018.
The GBU Men and Women have a wealth of talented British players in their ranks, including, for GBU Men: Tom Relf (Sheffield Steeldogs) and Adam Long (Hull Pirates), and for GBU Women: Sam Bolwell (Kingston Diamonds) and Beth Scoon (Kingston Diamonds). Former GBU players include, e.g. Robert Lachowicz (Nottingham Panthers & GB Senior Men) and Saffron Allen (Solihull Vixons & GB Senior Women).
The BUIHA has a strong tradition of attracting highly talented players from the international student communities across the UK. These players rarely compete in domestic leagues, so this event is an ideal opportunity for them to showcase their talents. A number of IAS players have experience playing in, e.g. the NCAA (USA) and OUA (Canada), so the tempo will be high and the passion will be intense. We all hope the atmosphere will be electric!
GBU Women vs IAS Women Face Off 1:30pm
GBU Men vs IAS Men Face Off 7:30pm
All tickets are £6.10 (including booking fees) and permit entry to both games. Profits go to the GBU Ice Hockey Programme and 2019 World University Games fund.