WNIHL Trophy Weekend Details Announced

The WNIHL season comes to a close next weekend, June 4/5, with the traditional Trophy Weekend featuring playoffs for all three divisions as well as the U16 Girls National Final.

This year’s Trophy – the first since 2019 – takes place at Planet Ice in Widnes and brings 14 teams together for ten games to crown four WNIHL Champions.

Elite League winners Solihull Vixens will face off against Guildford Lightning in their semi final, while QueenBees go against Streatham Storm who make their first Trophy appearance in the top division.

From the Premier Division, league winners Bristol Huskies will look to conclude their debut season with a double success and they see Kingston Diamonds in their semi final. Sheffield Shadows and the Firebees make up the Premier Division final four.

In Division One we have the top two from each of the regional divisions. In the North league winners Whitley Beacons and Solway Sharks were the qualifiers, going up against Swindon Topcats and Streatham Storm from the South.

Streatham turning out in force with both of their teams making Trophy Weekend for the first time.

The D1 semi finals are crossover format so it’s Whitley v Streatham and Solway v Swindon on Saturday’s schedule.

Each respective semi final winners will advance to Sunday’s Finals Day where they will be joined by the U16 Girls league winners who will play off for their national title.

Kingston Diamonds have booked their place from the North, they will face either Haringey or Swindon who play their league title decider this Sunday.

The full schedule for Women’s Trophy Weekend 2022 is shown below, admission is FREE for all spectators across the weekend to watch the best women’s club hockey in the country and see many of the Great Britain players who won their World Championship division earlier this season.

We will also have the Trophy from GB’s win in Jaca, Spain, on display and fans will be able to take their picture with the silverware and celebrate a memorable season for women’s hockey in the UK.

For those unable to attend there will be a webcast of every game from Trophy Weekend brought to you by 247.tv. To book your stream go to www.247.tv/hockey.

The WNIHL, its clubs, staff and players look forward to seeing as many fans in the stands as possible to take in the last weekend of WNIHL competition and celebrate a successful return to play and bring the curtain down with a bang!