GB WOMEN SQUAD FOR TRIP TO SLOVAKIA

Great Britain Women have named a squad of 24 for this week’s two international matches in Slovakia.

The two sides go head-to-head on Friday 15th July and then a day later, on Saturday 16th July.

Both matches are taking place at the Zimný štadión Petržalka in Slovakia.

Slovakia are ranked 14th in the world, seven places above GB’s position of 21.

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “We have a strong squad making the trip.

“There are some very experienced players, along with some great young talent.

“They will be a tough two matches but they will prepare us well for the upcoming Olympic qualification.

“The door is very much open though for the Olympic tournament for any of the players, whether they are making the trip or not.”

GB begin their Olympic qualification bid with a trip to Kazakhstan in November.

Netminders
Samantha Bolwell – Sheffield Shadows
Nicole Jackson – Kingston Diamonds

Defence
Louise Adams – Bracknell Queen Bees
Shannon Douglas – Ontario Hockey Academy
Helen Emerson – Kingston Diamonds
Bethany Hill – Chelmsford
Sarah Hutchinson – Widnes Wild
Verity Lewis – Bracknell Queen Bees
Beth Scoon – Kingston Diamonds
Lauren Summers – Bracknell Queen Bees
Abbie Sylvester – Bracknell Queen Bees
Jessica Urquhart – Nottingham Vipers

Forwards
Saffron Allen – Sheffield Shadows
CJ Ashton – Kingston Diamonds
Jodie-Leigh Bloom – Sheffield Shadows
Amy Campbell – Whitley Bay
Rachel Cartwright – Bracknell Queen Bees
Georgina Farman – Linkoping HC
Emily Johnson – Kingston Diamonds
Katie Marsden – Ontario Hockey Academy
Chrissy Newman – Bracknell Queen Bees
Milly Overton – Bracknell Queen Bees
Mariah Spare – Solihull Vixens
Casey Traill – Ontario Hockey Academy