FIRST GB CAMP TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK

Ice Hockey UK’s Great Britain Programme Board have confirmed the first Great Britain training camp of the season, which will take place in Sheffield next week.

The three-day camp, which is being held in Ice Sheffield from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July, will be a first chance for the GB junior coaches to take a look at potential players for the season ahead.

A GB Under-20s camp will be held on Wednesday, with the U18s camp taking place on Thursday and the U16s camp on Friday.

IHUK national development head coach, Tony Hand, said: “Bringing all the three camps together in the space of three days makes a lot of sense.

“The joined-up thinking means there will be much more continuity in the GB programme.

“We have an exciting line-up of coaches now with the new staff joining some very experienced GB junior coaches.”

Slava Koulikov, head coach of Great Britain Under-20s, said: “There will be close to 40 players attending first under-20 camp of the year.

“There will be some guys we know from last year and also new exciting young prospects from all over the country.

“Myself, Martin and Aaron have been preparing well and we are looking forward to getting to know the guys, evaluating and working with them.”

GB Under-18s head coach, Jeff Hutchins, said: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the staff, getting our gameplan in place for the first look at this year’s hopefuls.

“I am approaching this camp with an open mind, so this really is an opportunity for the players to impress. My coaching staff and I are keen to understand who wants to represent their country from day one.

“Nobody is guaranteed a spot, those that come in and compete will set themselves up with the best chance of representing GB.”

Steven Lynch, head coach of Great Britain Under-16s, said: “I’ve had a chat with the other under-16 coaches and we are all in agreement that we are going to use our camp to get to know the players and get an idea of their individual and collective skill-set.

“We are going to have two contrasting on-ice sessions; one where we look at them in practise drills where we can assess their technical skills and the other where we will see them in a game situation to get an idea of their tactical knowledge and application.

“What we hope to achieve is that at the end of the camp we have a clear picture of what we have to work with over the coming season, what we need to work on to improve, what we need to teach and that the players have an understanding of what is expected of them and the standards they have to set themselves to be a part of a national team.”

GB UNDER-20S SQUAD
Netminders
Ethan James
Kyle Johnston
Jordan Lawday
Ashley Smith

Defence
Lewis Baldwin
Adam Farmer
Kris Inglis
Bradley Jenion
Stuart Kerr
Edward Knaggs
Cameron Pound
Tom Relf
Martyn Simpson
Jordan Stokes
Oliver Stone
Tom Stubley
Josh Tetlow
Peter Toth

Forwards
Daniel Abercrombie
Brandon Ayliffe
Adam Barnes
Kieran Brown
Jordan Buesa
Tyler Cooper
Sam Duggan
Ben Edmonds
Harry Ferguson
Adam Finlinson
Craig Garrigan
Rio Grinell-Parke
Harry Gulliver
Matthew Headland
Scott Henderson
James Hounsome
Mac Howlett
Jordan Kelsall
Liam Kirk
Morgan Pizzo-Clarke
Cole Shudra
Chad Smith
Joshua Smith
Kyle Smith
William Stead
Josh Waller

GB UNDER-18S SQUAD
Netminders
Jonah Armstrong
Lewis Davies
Will Kerlin
Tyler Perre

Defence
Ed Bradley
Callum Burnett
Reece Cochrane
Ben Coughtrie
Deakan Fielder
Joe Hazeldine
George Hoang
Josh Hodgkinson
Joshua Kelly
Reece Kelly
Dan Mitchell
Marcus Neil
Tom Ravenscroft
Harvey Robson
Drew Rumgay
Sam Russell
Ben Solder

Forwards
Mason Biddulph
Kieran Brown
Jordan Buesa
Louis Chabot
Tyler Cooper
Lewis English
Lewis Houston
Scott Jamieson
Aaron Jepson
Brodie Jesson
Liam Kirk
Richard Krogh
Patrick Larkin
Jacob Lutwyche
Austin Mitchell-King
Cade Neilson
Mike Power
Caly Robertson
Taylor Romeo
Reed Sayers
Garry Simpson
Aidan Strangeway
Sam Talbot
Finlay Ulrick
Kyle Watson

GB UNDER-16S SQUAD
Netminders
Lucas Brine
William Bray
Harrison Walker
Bradley Windebank

Defence
Henry Adams
Thomas Banner
Bradley Bowering
Daniel Charles Bradley
Ross Clarke
Bradley Fothergill
Aren Francis
Jordan Griffin
Daniel Hitchings
Logan Jean-Jacques
Milique Martelly
Lee Murison
Ethan Reid
Liam Stenton

Forwards
Jack Brammer
Max Chamberlin
Sam Colton
Jamie Crawford
Owen Dell
Callum Field
Jack Goodchild
Alex Graham
Jake Grubb
Ewan Martin Hill
Bayley Harewood
Jack Hopkins
Finley Howells
Tommy Huggett
Jarvis Hunt
Danny Jackson
Laurence Jones
William Newcombe
Thomas Palmer
Jack Parker
Josh Reynolds
Nathan Ripley
Logan Roberts
Jacob Soper
James Spence
Liam Steele
Harvey Topen
Callum Wilkinson