GB U18s Women squad named for World Championship in Katowice 

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

The six-team tournament also includes hosts Poland, along with China, Denmark, Italy and Kazakhstan and will run from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th January 2017.

GB coach, Michelle Smith, said: “We came close to a bronze medal last year in Kazakhstan and really grew as a squad as the tournament went on.

“We have number of players returning from last year’s squad and some who played for GB Women in the Olympic qualifiers in Kazakhstan.

“We will look to them for the experience in this tournament as we have 12 new faces and some young players.

“But I think we have a great mix of youth and experience – and I know the squad is excited about the tournament.”

Maisie Gilbert – Telford Tigers
Courtney Newitt – Oxford/Haringey

Lucy Beal – Slough/Bracknell
Shannon Douglas – Ontario Hockey Academy
Sophie Emmanuel – Swindon
Verity Lewis – Ontario Hockey Academy
Sophie Reeks – Widnes
Ellie Wakeling – Chelmsford/Bracknell
Jemma Wallis – Sutton/Sheffield

Louise Beresford – Bracknell
Emily Harris – Basingstoke/Bracknell
Aimee Headland – Gloucester Cumberland Stars
Katie Marsden – Ontario Hockey Academy
Chloe Riley – Sutton/Sheffield
Elizabeth Saunders – Sheffield
Jessica Sprules – Swindon
Abbie Sylvester – Bracknell
Kiana Tait – Kingston
Casey Traill – Ontario Hockey Academy
Amy Truman – Solihull