Team GB got off to a strong start last night as the Women's Ice Hockey World Championship kicked off at Dumfries Ice Bowl.
They beat New Zealand 8-1 in their opening match, a positive start to their campaign.
And the team's coaches, who are twin sisters, want the winning streak to continue, claiming that there's only one medal that they're targeting in this year's tournament.
Other results from the day included Poland winning 10-3 against Croatia, and Kazakhstan beating Korea 2-0.
Hundreds of curlers from around the world will arrive in Dumfries next year, as the town has been chosen to host three major world curling championships.
It comes just two weeks after the Scottish Womens curling team, including three team members from our region, became world champions.
Jenny Longden reports:
The World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said:
“We are delighted to be heading to Dumfries for the World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships in 2014.
“The South-West of Scotland has a long tradition with curling and it is very fitting that these World Curling Federation championship events will be hosted in a region which has produced so many fine curlers."
The World Curling Federation and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club have announced that Dumfries will host the World Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships in 2014.
The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships will also be held at Dumfries ice-bowl.
Over 60 teams from around the world are expected to compete in the three world championships, which will be held between April 22nd and April 29th next year.