Credit: Liam Daniel McEvoy

Luxembourg won its first women's international ice hockey game at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) inaugural Women’s Development Cup in Kuwait on Sunday 6 November 2022.

The Lionesses, Luxembourg's women's ice hockey team, are currently participating in the Women’s Development Cup, a showcase tournament for IIHF members who are unable to compete in the governing body’s world championships, which is taking place for the first time in Kuwait from 6 to 12 November 2022. Whilst the IIHF Development Cup has existed since 2017, this year marks the very first Women’s Development Cup.

On Sunday, the Lionesses ended their very first international hockey match (and indeed the inaugural game of the Development Cup) with a 5-4 victory over Ireland. Their success continued into day two, on Monday 7 November 2022, when they defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 6-3. The two wins took them (temporarily) to top of the league.

At the time of writing, Luxembourg’s women’s team is second in the league out of six participating teams (just behind Colombia) having secured two wins in as many games and obtained six points so far.

Luxembourg is among six participating teams in the 2022 IIHF Women’s Development Cup, along with Kuwait, UAE, Ireland, Colombia and Andorra.