Great Britain Head Coach Angela Taylor has named an unchanged leadership group for this week’s Under-18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A event in Dumfries.

Ellin Rees will wear the C, supported by Vivian McGee and Ellie Patrick with the A – all three were in the same roles during the Four Nations tournament in Poland last November.

Rees said: “To be captain of the team is a huge honour and in a home tournament is even better.

“It will be amazing to have so many friends and family in the stands watching our games.”

Angela Taylor has been in post less than a year but is already coming up for her third tournament, and Rees says her impact is showing on the squad.

“We were already a fairly positive group but Angela has been brilliant with us and gives us so much,” Rees continued. 

“A couple of the squad from last time have moved up but there is a large number of us been together all the time and I hope that will pay off in our tournament this week.”

GB begin their World Championship against Netherlands (face-off 8pm) with tickets available on the door at Ice Bowl reception.

A webcast is also available for those unable to make it, for more details.