GB WOMEN NAME CAPTAINCY TEAM

Great Britain Women have named their captaincy team for the World Championship Division 2 Group A, which gets under way in Gangneung tomorrow.

Leanne Ganney will captain the side with the assistants being Saffron Allen, Lauren Summers and Katie Henry.

“It’s a honour. It’s always very special to pull on a GB shirt, let alone captain the team,” said Ganney.

“The girls make it even more of an honour as they are such a great group. They help me along the way, it’s amazing.”

GB start the six-team tournament tomorrow with a game against top seeds Netherlands.

“I expect a physical and strong game,” continued Ganney. “They are very strong girls.

“I think our speed will help us in the game. We are a very quick team.”

GB Women against Netherlands gets under way at 4:30pm local time (8:30am in the UK).

There’s full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Click here to listen.