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Dumfries ice hockey world championship bid successful

Dumfries Ice Bowl Image copyright Google
Image caption The Ice Bowl has staged world championship events in previous years

Dumfries Ice Bowl will host some of ice hockey's best young players in an international competition next year.

Ice Hockey UK - with Dumfries and Galloway Council - was successful in its bid to stage a section of the under-20 world championship.

Teams from Great Britain, Estonia, Japan, Netherlands, Romania and Korea will take part.

A bid to stage an under-18 event was unsuccessful and it was awarded to Tallinn in Estonia.

The Dumfries venue has previously staged a number of events including under-20 and under-18 world championship tournaments in the 2013/14 season and the women's division 2 group A tournament in 2015.

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