Whilst it is summer break for most hockey teams in the country, The Bracknell Queen Bees and thirteen other teams head to Planet Ice Widnes for Trophy Weekend, where they will battle it out for four national titles across the Elite, Premier, Division One and U16 Girls Leagues.
Many of us are familiar with going to Ice Sheffield for Women's Trophy Weekend, unfortunately due to a clash with an U9 Tournament, the Women's Event has been moved from it's usual host location of Ice Sheffield to Planet Ice Widnes.
Saturday’s programme sees semi finals for the three senior divisions – Elite, Premier and Division 1. The respective winners take their place in the Finals on Sunday, where there is also the U16 Girls Final on the schedule.
In the Elite League, Bracknell Queen Bees will face Guildford Lightning at 2.30PM in the first semi final. The second elite semi final will be Solihull Vixens vs. Kingston Diamonds at 8.30PM that evening.
The winners of both the Elite semi finals will meet on the Sunday for the pinnacle of the Trophy Weekend, at 5pm, with the winner claiming the Bill Britton Trophy.
Last year, in the 17/18 season, the Queen Bees beat Solihull Vixens in the final by a scoreline of 7-1 to reclaim the Bill Britton Trophy, after falling short the year before to them.
Full Trophy Weekend Schedule:-
Saturday June 1
11.00am D1 semi final – Telford Wrekin Raiders v Cardiff Comets
12.45pm WPL semi final – Nottingham Vipers v Kingstom Diamonds Prem
2.30pm WEL semi final – Bracknell Queen Bees v Guildford Lightning
4.45pm D1 semi final – Swindon Topcats v Solway Sharks Ladies
6.45pm WPL semi final – Whitley Bay Squaws v Chelmsford Cobras
8.30pm WEL semi final – Solihull Vixens v Kingstom Diamonds Elite
Sunday June 2
10.45am – D1 Trophy Final
1.00pm – Premier Trophy Final
3.15pm – U16 Girls Final – Haringey v Kingston
5.00pm – Elite Final for Bill Britton Trophy
Admission at Planet Ice, Widnes is free for spectators across the weekend. All games will be available as a webcast from 247.tv. Come along and support the Queen Bees in their quest for the Bill Britton Trophy!