ICE hockey queen Angela Taylor has taken a step closer to Champions League glory in just her second season in Switzerland.
The Great Britain women’s captain, from Paisley, has helped her current side, the Zurich Lions, to the finals of the European Women’s Champions Cup, which boasts the best women’s ice hockey teams around.
Forward ace Angela moved to Switzerland from Lee Valley Lions in the English National Ice Hockey League last year.
And she has since made an impact in the Swiss Women’s Premier League.
Former St Paul’s Primary and St Andrew’s Academy pupil Taylor, 24, initially moved to SC Reinach last season where the team finished third.
But her abundant on-ice talent was instantly recognised and she was recruited by Zurich Lions, who are last season’s league champions.
And she’s wasted no time in making an impact, helping her new side to the final four of the Euro competition.
The tournament final will take place in Finland over the weekend of Friday, February 24, to Sunday, February 26, and involve Angela’s Zurich-based team, Tornado Moscow from Russia, HPK Hämeenlinna from Finland and ESC Planegg from Germany.
Zurich made it to the last four after qualifying from Group F.
However, Taylor’s year in the Alps has not been all plain sailing.
Dad Eric revealed: “Last season, she played for SC Reinach in the Swiss women’s premier league where they finished third.
“This season she has signed for Zurich Lions, who won the league last season. She also coaches the ‘B’ team.
“Angela is still playing on a professional basis but she received a serious neck injury at the end of last season whilst captaining GB at the world championships in Caen, France.
“She was checked from behind into the boards by a Danish player in the first period of the first game.
“She is fine now but it took a lot of rehab to get there.”
Thankfully, with Angela fully fit, it’s hoped she can also take her place back in the GB side for their World Championship bid in Hull next year.
Before heading to London, Angela spent four years in the US where she netted a dream ticket to study and play ice hockey at the same time for the UNH Wildcats team.
Taylor graduated from University of New Hampshire with a BA in Psychology and based herself in London.