First step in new era for Team GB

An interesting look at the future of hockey for Great Britain and the national squad.




First step in new era for Team GB

In the first step down a new path for Team GB, two Under 20’s squad have been announced for forthcoming tournaments.

Lithuania will be the first port of call in a six team tournament held from 23rd to 28th August 2013.
The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Alexei Cherepanov, a Russian hockey player who died after collapsing during a KHL game in Russia in October 2008.
Team GB will face Lithuania Under-20s, Poland Under-20s, Belarus Under-18s and Russian sides Omsk Hawks and Kapitan Stupino.
A young squad of players has been selected with the emphasis on getting valuable experience.
Nine of the players are aged 16-17, with just four 19 year olds.
Without going through each member of the squad, I’ve selected a few interesting or notable players to note.
Defenseman Ben Russell is now with Milton Keynes but…

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