Kirk hoping to lead GB U18 to gold

Great Britain U18 forward Liam Kirk says being captain for the World Championship (Division 2A) tournament in Korea is an incredible feeling.

Kirk was confirmed as captain by Head Coach Martin Grubb, with Jordan Kelsall and Cameron Pound named as assistants.

GB are in Gangneung for the six-team tournament and will be playing in the two venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kirk said: “It’s incredible – it is just an honour to represent your country and I’ve been lucky to do it for the under-18 and under-20 teams.

“To be captain of this team is just amazing. It’s surreal to think of the players who will play on this ice in a year’s time at the Olympics.

“But our minds at the moment are firmly set on winning gold. We’ve got a skilled team this year and a team who likes to be on the puck.

“We work well offensively and take pucks to the net to score goals.”

GB begin their campaign on Sunday against Estonia (1.00pm UK time).

(Image permission: Karl Denham)

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