GB U18 name squad for World Championship

Great Britain U18 Head Coach Martin Grubb has named his 23-man squad and long-list reserves for April’s World Championship tournament in Korea.

The Division 2A competition takes place in Gangneung at the same time as the women’s Division 2A tournament, which GB Women will be involved in.

Korea are holding both events in Gangneung ahead of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The six-team U18 tournament will involve GB and Korea, along with Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania and Romania from 1st to 8th April 2017.

Grubb said: “We’ve named a very strong squad and one which has exciting talent all through it.

“We have experienced players, along with numerous players plying their trade abroad, as well as some young talent.

“I think there’s a good mix and I believe we can have a very good tournament. Last year we just missed out on the medals and we want to improve on that showing for sure.”

Netminders

Ethan James – Essa Stallions, Canada
Angus Laing – Sheffield Academy

Emergency netminder

Lewis Davies – Cardiff Junior Devils

Defence

Lewis Baldwin – Manchester Phoenix
Ed Bradley – White Midgets, CIHA
Cameron Pound – Cornwall Colts, CIHA
Liam Redwood – Nottingham Lions
Sam Russell – OHA, Canada
Ben Solder – OHA, Canada
Darren Stattersfield – Solway Sharks

Forwards

Adam Barnes – OHA, Canada
Jordan Buesa – Braehead Clan
Tyler Cooper – Shattuck St Mary’s, USA
Rio Grinell-Parke – Bracknell Bees
Harry Gulliver – Ogden Mustangs, USA
James Hounsome – Everest Academy, Canada
Mac Howlett – Saipa, Finland
Jordan Kelsall – Okanagan UK
Liam Kirk – Sheffield Steelers
Richard Krogh – HC Lugano, Switzerland
Chad Smith – Fife
Finlay Ulrick – Northwood School, USA
Josh Waller – IHC Pisek, Czech

Long-list reserves

Louis Colvin – OHA, Canada
Harry Ferguson – Edinburgh Capitals
Joe Hazeldine – Nottingham
Luke Jackson – OHA, Canada
Will Kerlin – OHA, Canada
Morgan Pizzo-Clarke – OHA, Canada
Caly Robertson – Fife
Aidan Strangeway – Notre Dame, Canada
Peter Toth – OHA, Canada
Kyle Watson – Mid-Fairfield Rangers, USA

1 Comment

  1. A very damming statement for the structure of British ice hockey. 20 players on the list not playing or training in the UK.

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