Beth ready to lace up skates for GB

Beth Scoon with brother Josh, who play for Fife Flyers
Beth Scoon with brother Josh, who play for Fife Flyers

It’s all systems go for Beth Scoon who meets up with her GB team mates today (Thursday) ahead of the IIHF Women’s World Championships in Dumfries.

Sister of Flyers forward Josh Scoon, Beth has been selected for Team GB as they face Croatia, Kazakhstan, Korea, New Zealand and Poland at the Ice Bowl in Dumfries between March 30 and April 5 in the Division 2A event.

Pre-tournament GB take on the Solway Sharks in a warm up game tomorrow (Friday) before the tournament begins on Monday.

GB narrowly missed out promotion last year in Asiago, Italy where they picked up the silver medal behind the host nation and they are aiming to go one better this year with the advantage of home ice, particularly for Beth as the only Scot in the team.

Beth has played right up through the Kirkcaldy Junior Development System since she was eight-years-old and is currently in her final season with the Fife Falcons under 20 team coached by ex Flyer Scott Plews.

Sports and Exercise Science student Beth also ices with Edinburgh Eagles, who compete in Tier 1 of the British Universities Ice Hockey Association, GB Universities Women’s team and with Kingston Diamonds (Hull) senior women’s team in the the top UK women’s league.