Kelsall: We want gold in Tallinn

(PHOTO: Derek Black)

Dundee Stars forward Jordan Kelsall believes the Great Britain Men’s Under 20’s are going to Tallinn to win the gold medal.

Slava Koulikov’s side are in the Estonian capital preparing for Sunday’s opening game against Lithuania as they look to improve on the bronze medal they won last year.

And Kelsall, who was named as an alternate captain, revealed the team are taking a top seed mindset into the group heading into what he reckons is his favourite week.

“It’s always the best time of the year, to be with the guys and being selected for the national team is a huge honour for me,” he said.

“To go there and bring back gold is our objective.  We lost in the final game in Dumfries last year and came back with a bronze medal.

“We were disappointing by that of course, but we something to prove this year.

“In our minds, we’re the number one seed and we’re going there with the intention of playing hard against every team.

“We feel we can beat every team every team in the group and we’re out to go and do that.

“The men’s senior team is the one we all look up to and what they’ve achieved and it’s important for us we get the gold and get out of this group and keep pushing.

GB’s first game against Lithuania is a 6pm face off and is live on FreeSports, along with all GB Division 2 Group A games in this year’s World Championships.

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