HOUSTON REPLACES TALBOT IN GB U18S SQUAD

Great Britain Under-18s have made a change to their roster for next month’s World Championship in Tallinn.

Solway Sharks forward Lewis Houston has replaced Sam Talbot, who has withdrawn because of injury.

Britain will face hosts Estonia, along with Australia, Korea, Lithuania and Poland in Division 2 Group A of the World Championshi p structure.

The six-team IIHF tournament runs from 1st to 7th April.

GB U18s interim head coach, Tony Hand, said: “It is obviously a blow to lose Sam but we have a talented player replacing him in Lewis.

“This is not the first change we have had to make because of injury, but it shows we have depth in the squad.

“There is a lot of good young talent in the GB programme and we are taking a strong-looking squad to Tallinn.”