The Cardiff Devils and Belfast Giants went head-to-head in the 2019 EIHL Playoff Final. It was Number 1 Belfast vs. Number 2 Cardiff in an epic encounter from Nottingham, April 14 live on FreeSports TV.
Ice Hockey UK are excited to announce that Great Britain’s Women’s matches at the World Championship in Dumfries will be shown live on free-to-air television for the first time.
FreeSportswill show all five GB matches at the IIHF Division II Group A tournament at the Dumfries Ice Bowl. The six-team tournament takes place from 2nd to 8th April 2019.
Following no relegation last year, GB are joined by Australia, DPR Korea, Mexico, Slovenia and promoted Spain.
Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, said: “It is brilliant news that GB Women will be showcased on FreeSports.
“It is a momentous first with women’s hockey being shown live in the UK for the first time.
“We are excited to be able to showcase women’s hockey to a wide audience via free-to-air television and we would like to thank FreeSports for making this possible.”
Richard Webb, operations director at FreeSports, said: “We are delighted to broadcast live women’s hockey for the first time on free-to-air television from Dumfries where FreeSports has aired a number of previous tournaments.
“It was a priority to get on board and showcase the women’s team in their bid for a gold medal.
“The coverage from this tournament adds to our support of ice hockey in the UK, showing live EIHL games and highlights, tournaments involving GB U20s, U18s and, of course, Great Britain Men who we will be covering from Slovakia this May.”
FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.
GB will go for Gold on free-to-air TV, Photo credit: Karl Denham.
SCHEDULE Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Spain Women v Slovenia Women – 1pm DPR Korea Women v Mexico Women – 4:30pm Australia Women v GB Women – 8pm
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Rest Day
Thursday 4th April 2019 DPR Korea Women v Australia Women – 1pm Mexico Women v Spain Women – 4:30pm GB Women v Slovenia Women – 8pm
Friday 5th April 2019 DPR Korea Women v Spain Women – 1pm Australia Women v Slovenia Women – 4:30pm GB Women v Mexico Women – 8pm
Saturday 6th April 2019 Rest Day
Sunday 7th April 2019 Mexico Women v Australia Women – 1pm Slovenia Women v DPR Korea Women – 4:30pm Spain Women v GB Women – 8pm
Monday 8th April 2019 Slovenia Women v Mexico Women – 1pm Australia Women v Spain Women – 4:30pm GB Women v DPR Women – 8pm
The 2019 CHL Final saw some history! It was the first time a German DEL side made the final, also the SHL side Frolunda was looking for a 3rd Grand Final victory. The game was LIVE on FreeSportsFebruary 5th. Enjoy the highlights here from Frolunda vs Red Bull Munich (Murph on the call):
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Frolunda and Red Bull Munich in the 2019 CHL Final.
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