We’ve brought you coverage of Team GB’s Under 20s side as they gear up for this months Division 2A World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, but now it’s time to turn the attentions to the U18’s with the squad revealed for April’s U18 tournament.
With Slava Koulikov electing to go for a younger squad for the U20 tournament, there’s a lot of familiar names in all area, from goaltending, defence and the forward ranks.
The U18 side will travel to Székesfehérvár in Hungary for the tournament from April 14th to 20th, to compete in Division 1B after they earned promotion from Division 2A last year.
Before the tournament at the Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall, Great Britain will fly out to Slovakia earlier in the month for a training camp to prepare for a tough battle in Division 1B, where the newcomers are often the big underdogs.
GB will face the hosts Hungary, as well as Austria, Italy, Japan and Slovenia with the main goal to stay within the Division but also looking to earn a medal or promotion where possible.
In the official release by Ice Hockey UK, GB U18 coach was optimistic of the squad he’s selected, saying “The competition for places was intense, so there were no easy decisions to make about squad selection.
“The final camp in Dumfries was excellent and it was great to see the talent we have in the junior programme at the moment.
“I think we have a very competitive roster with talent across all areas from front to back.
“After seven seasons in Division II, it is fantastic that the lads will be up against teams from Division I this year.
“I know they are all up for the challenge and excited about pulling on a GB shirt. It is a massive honour for them.”
Lucas Brine – Northern Cyclones USA
Will Kerlin – OHA
Bradley Bowering – Peterborough Phantoms
Ed Bradley – CIHA Canada
Callum Burnett – London Raiders
Reece Cochrane – Fife Flyers
Jordan Griffin – Sheffield Steelers
Joe Hazeldine – Nottingham/Telford
Ethan Reid – Murrayfield
Liam Stenton – Solway Sharks
Mason Biddulph – Islanders Hockey Club
Kieran Brown – Sheffield Steelers
Louis Chabot – Nepean Raiders
Ethan Hehir – Billingham
Lewis Houston – Solway Sharks
Scott Jamieson – Fife
Patrick Larkin – Nepean Raiders
Jacob Lutwyche – Ridley College
Austin Mitchell-King – Hill Academy
Cade Neilson – Yarmouth Mariners
Reed Sayers – Okanagan
Sam Talbot – Slough/MK Thunder
Long List reserves
Harrison Walker – Bradford
Bradley Windebank – London Raiders
Henry Adams – Telford
Josh Hodgkinson – New Ulm
Sam Smith – Basingstoke
Jack Brammer – Sheffield
Oscar Evans – Basingstoke
Bayley Harewood – CIHA
Finley Howells – Telford
Tommy Huggett – London Raiders
Carter Lloyd – Okanagan
Dan Mitchell – Telford
James Spence – OHA
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