GB name 25-player squad for World Championship

Great Britain have confirmed their 25-player team for the World Championship in Czechia which gets under way next weekend.

After playing in February’s Olympic Qualifiers, Sean Norris and Cole Shudra are named in a World Championship squad for the first time.

Netminder Lucas Brine also receives his first full international call-up after icing as back-up in the two challenge games with Poland last weekend.

GB completed their two-week training camp in Nottingham this morning and now have a day off before departing for Czechia on Sunday.

The team will spend four days at their pre-tournament training base in Slany and will face Kazakhstan in a challenge game on Tuesday at 5pm (4pm UK time).

Pete Russell’s side will then move to Prague on Wednesday ahead of their opening game of the World Championship against the world’s number one ranked team Canada on Saturday 11th May.

Netminders: Ben Bowns, Lucas Brine, Jackson Whistle. Defence: Josh Batch, Nathanel Halbert, Sam Jones, Evan Mosey, Ben O’Connor, David Phillips, Mark Richardson, Sam Ruopp, Josh Tetlow. Forwards: Ollie Betteridge, Cam Critchlow, Johnny Curran, Ben Davies, Robert Dowd, Sam Duggan, Liam Kirk, Robert Lachowicz, Ben Lake, Cade Neilson, Sean Norris, Brett Perlini, Cole Shudra. 

Great Britain World Championship schedule

Saturday 11th May – Great Britain v Canada – 12:20 (11:20 UK)

Sunday 12th May – Finland v Great Britain – 12:20 (11:20 UK)

Wednesday 15th May – Switzerland v Great Britain – 20:20 (19:20 UK)

Friday 17th May – Great Britain v Denmark – 16:20 (15:20 UK)

Saturday 18th May – Czechia v Great Britain – 20:20 (19:20 UK)

Monday 20th May – Great Britain v Norway – 16:20 (15:20 UK)

Tuesday 21st May – Austria v Great Britain – 12:20 (11:20 UK)

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