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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