GB U18 WOMEN NAME SQUAD FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Great Britain Under-18 Women have named their squad for next month’s U18 World Championship in Turkey.

The eight-team Division II – which runs from 21st to 27th January 2022 – will be split into two groups of four in the dual-pad Istanbul Park Arena.

GB are in Group A alongside Iceland, Kazakhstan and hosts Turkey, with Group B consisting of Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain. The top two teams in each group will progress to the knockout stages.

Head coach, James Ashton, said: “All the staff would like to thank players and parents for their support during this challenging year.

“The players have worked extremely hard to get back on the ice and have taken every opportunity given to better themselves.

“This year, myself Nicola, Jenny and Danny have been linking in with club coaches and have been able to watch streamed games, which has been great and a huge thanks to the support from clubs.

“As always, we have had to make some difficult decisions and had lost a couple of players because of injuries.

“We believe we have selected a team who can perform at the international level and will be able to compete in every game with the clear goal of looking for success.”

Netminders
Mali Easton – Swindon
Emma Nichols – Södertälje SK, Sweden

Defence
Elouise Porter – Guildford/Peterborough
Ellie Patrick – Hoosac School, USA
Amy Robery – Streatham
Ellin Rees – Swindon/Bristol
Rhiannon Price – Queen Bees/Slough
Lydia Walsh – Stanstead College, Canada
Jessica Wooding – Bradford/Kingston

Forwards
Innez Brannon – Hull/Manchester
Chloe Carter – Peterborough/Milton Keynes
Katy Dadd – Guildford/Chelmsford/Haringey
Chamonix Jackson – Solihull/Nottingham
Alice Jones – Guildford/Haringey
Jessica Jones – Queen Bees/Cardiff
Abi McCourt – Whitley
Vivian McGee – Guildford/Haringey
Chloe Needham-Potts – Guildford/Haringey
Ruby Newlands – Whitley
Ellie Wallace – Bristol/Swindon

Reserves
Netminder: Megan Craig  – Whitley Bay
Defence: Caitlin Stocks – Sheffield
Forward: Charlotte Davenport-Jeffrey – Streatham/Invicta
Forward: Ava Dell – Invita
Forward: Isabelle Egginton – Queen Bees/Slough