GB WOMEN NAME CAPTAINS FOR OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT

Great Britain Women have named their captaincy team for this week’s Olympic qualification tournament in Astana.

Katie Henry will captain the side with Saffron Allen and Lauren Summers named as assistants.

GB begin their campaign today against Mexico (9am UK time), before facing Poland on Friday and hosts Kazakhstan on Sunday.

Coach, Michelle Smith, said: “We feel the three girls will be an excellent leadership group together.

“There are a lot of leaders on the team and we have a lot of leaders in the dressing room.

“But these three will be the go-to players on the ice.

“They have the respect of the dressing room and lead by example.

“If we are going to be successful in this tournament, we are going to need to stay focused every night.”