BOWNS WINS 50TH CAP AND DEBUTS FOR CLEMENTS, HOOK AND TETLOW

Netminder Ben Bowns was presented with his 50th cap ahead of Great Britain’s match with Russia in the World Championship Group A opener at the Olympic Sports Centre in Latvia.

Bowns, who becomes the 26th player in GB history to reach the half-century mark, made his debut in Riga across the road at Arena Riga in the Olympic Qualifiers in February 2013.

His first World Championship appearance followed two months later in Budapest in the World Championship Division I Group A campaign.

There were also special debut caps for David Clements, Lewis Hook and Josh Tetlow who were all named in the 22-man roster.

A presentation, led by GB General Manager Andy Buxton and IHUK General Secretary Andy French, was held in the dressing room before the game.

Bowns was awarded a special 50th cap, while Clements, Hook and Tetlow were handed their debut caps.

The was also a very special 150th-cap presentation for equipment manager Jason Ellery, known to everyone as Taff. Click here to read more.