CULSHAW REPLACES CHLOE HEADLAND ON ROSTER

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Great Britain Women have made a change to their roster for next month’s Olympic Qualifiers in Nottingham with Abbie Culshaw replacing Chloe Headland, who has had to withdraw from the squad.

Culshaw made her GB debut in the 2018 World Championship Division II Group A in Slovenia and has since won 10 international caps.

The 23-year-old scored her first international goal against Slovenia in the 2019 tournament in Dumfries.

Head coach, Mike Clancy, said: “It is a real shame to lose Chloe. She is a terrific player and we will miss her for sure.

“But there is so much depth in this squad and Abbie is a superb call-up to the roster.

“She already has international experience and was unlucky to miss out in the first instance. Abbie will be a great addition to the squad.”

GB begin their bid to reach the 2022 Winter Olympics in China in the four-team tournament at the National Ice Centre from 7th to 10th October, which also involves Korea, Slovenia and Iceland.

The group winners will qualify for November’s Final Qualification tournament for next year’s Winter Olympics in China.

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REVISED ROSTER
Netminders

Ella Howard
Nicole Jackson

Defence
Lucy Beal
Beth Hill
Sarah Hutchinson
Suzi Pearson
Casey Traill
Ellie Wakeling

Forwards
Louise Adams
Saffron Allen
Jodie Bloom
Rachel Cartwright
Abbie Culshaw
Katherine Gale
Charlotte Harris
Aimee Headland
Katie Henry
Chamonix Jackson
Katie Marsden
Isabell Whiteley

Reserves
Netminder – Libby Bird
Netminder – Amelia McGinlay
Netminder – Holly Steeples
Defence – Beth Scoon
Defence – Abbie Sylvester
Forward – CJ Ashton
Forward – Grace Garbett
Forward – Steph Towns