Great Britain Head Coach Peter Russell has named a 31-player squad for next month’s Euro Ice Hockey Challenge.

The four-team tournament, which also involves Japan, Poland and Romania, takes place from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th February.

The matches will take place in Coventry, Milton Keynes and Nottingham and form part of GB’s preparations for this year’s World Championship being held at the Motorpoint Arena in April and May.

Russell said: “Naming a squad of 31 gives us perfect opportunity to run our eye over a number of players ahead of the World Championship.

“It’s important we get together ahead of the World Championship and these three matches will be good preparation for us.

“It’s great that we are using the international break and I would like to thank everyone involved from the Elite League and Ice Hockey UK for making this happen.

“This is the start of an exciting year for us, with us having a World Championship on home ice in a few months too.”

Euro Ice Hockey Challenge – schedule
Friday 10th February
Planet Ice, Milton Keynes: Great Britain v Japan – 7pm – click here to buy tickets
Skydome Arena, Coventry: Poland v Romania – 7pm – click here to buy tickets

Saturday 11th February
Planet Ice, Milton Keynes:  Romania v Japan – 2:30pm – click here to buy tickets
Skydome Arena, Coventry: Poland v Great Britain – 7pm – click here to buy tickets

Sunday 12th February
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham: Great Britain v Romania – 4pm – click here to buy tickets
Skydome Arena, Coventry: Japan v Poland – 5:30pm – click here to buy tickets