Coaches announced for Super Series 2019
The Head Coaches have been announced for Super Series 2019, held at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December.
In the women’s Super Series Kaz Cuthbert and Susan McGilveray will coach Glasgow Thunder; Vicki Bunce will return as coach of Dundee Devils; and Chris Duncan will reprise his coaching role of Edinburgh Lightning.
2019 will see the first ever men’s Super Series competition with Mick Evans coaching Glasgow Thunder; David Knipe coaching Edinburgh Lightning; and Neil Allan coaching Dundee Devils.
The exciting best-v-best event will be held in Glasgow on Friday 29 November; Saturday 30 November; and Sunday 1 December. Edinburgh Lightning were the victors last year in the women’s competition and will be out to defend their title in 2019.
The teams are based roughly on geographical allegiances with flexibility built in to ensure the best players are playing. The players are all nominated by club coaches and a selection panel and the squads will be announced on Thursday 31 October.
The series has been designed to bridge the gap between club and international hockey with Scotland’s best hockey players featuring across three teams in this exciting competition.
Three new players were added to the Scotland women’s squad following last year’s inaugural tournament: Louise Campbell; McKenzie Bell; and Jess Buchanan.
Scottish Hockey Head of Performance Andy Tennant said, “Super Series gives us a great opportunity to widen the coaching net at performance level to give our national team assistants, and a number of our leading Premiership coaches, an opportunity to coach at the stepping stone level to international hockey. This forms an integral part of our strategic objective of bridging the gap between club and international level and developing the next generation of international coaches.”
Friday 29 November
5pm | Pitch 2 | Dev women | Glasgow Thunder v Edinburgh Lightning
6pm | Pitch 1 | Men | Glasgow Thunder v Edinburgh Lightning
7.45pm | Pitch 1 | Women | Glasgow Thunder v Edinburgh Lightning
Saturday 30 November
12:00am | Pitch 1 | Dev women | Edinburgh Lightning v Dundee Devils
2pm | Pitch 1 | Men | Edinburgh Lightning v Dundee Devils
4pm | Pitch 1 | Women | Edinburgh Lightning v Dundee Devils
Sunday 1 December
11:00am | Pitch 1 | Dev women | Dundee Devils v Glasgow Thunder
1pm | Pitch 1 | Men | Dundee Devils v Glasgow Thunder
3pm | Pitch 1 | Women | Dundee Devils v Glasgow Thunder
Celebrate success at the Scottish Hockey Awards 2019 on 30 November. Find out more HERE
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