Great Britain Under-18 Women have named their squad for next month’s U18 World Championship Division 1 Group B in Katowice.

The six-team tournament runs from Saturday 6th to Friday 12th January 2018.

GB will come up against hosts Poland, along with Australia, China, Denmark and France.

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “I think this is a very exciting squad and we are looking forward to going to Poland.

“The squad gained so much experience in November’s tournament in Spain and we took a lot from that weekend.

“A World Championship is a tough level of competition and this is a very young squad, but there is so much talent.

“It will be a tough week but the coaching staff are confident in this squad’s ability and they can’t wait to get out onto the ice.”

Maisie Gilbert –Telford
Ella Howard – Slough

Lucy Beal – Bracknell/Slough
Emily Johnson – Kingston/Whitley
Verity Lewis – Ontario Hockey Academy
Kaitlyn Morrison – Ontario Hockey Academy
Abbie Sylvester – Bracknell/Chelmsford
Ellie Wakeling – Bracknell/Chelmsford
Jemma Wallis – Sheffield/Sutton

Sophie Campbell – Kirkcaldy
Megan Gourlay – Solway
Charlotte Harris – Bracknell/Cardiff
Emily Harris – Bracknell
Chloe Riley – Sutton/Sheffield
Lizzie Saunders – Sutton/Sheffield
Jessica Sprules – Swindon
Milly Such – Sutton/Sheffield
Kiana Tait – Kingston
Amy Trueman – Solihull
Audrey Wood – Fife