GB U18S CAPTAINCY TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Great Britain Under-18s have confirmed their captaincy team for the World Championship Division I Group B in Hungary.

Mason Alderson has been named as captain with Joe Hazeldine and Kieran Brown appointed alternate captains.

GB U18s head coach, Martin Grubb, said: “The coaching staff are very happy with our captaincy team for the tournament.

“All three players are well respected on and off the ice and I think they will all be excellent in their leadership roles.

“There were plenty of candidates to choose from which is a great position to be in.

“We will have leadership all across the ice from this fantastic roster, but these guys I am sure will excel as a captaincy team.”

The six-team IIHF tournament gets under way on Sunday as GB face Slovenia at 3pm UK time.

The GB youngsters then face Japan on 15th April, Hungary on 17th April, Austria on 19th April and Italy on 20th April.

All games will be shown live on a webcast.