Great Britain Under-20s have named their captaincy team ahead of the World Championship Division II Group A in Vilnius which begins tomorrow.

Tyler Cooper of the Northeast Generals has been named captain, while MK Lightning defenceman Sam Russell and Fife Flyers forward Jordan Buesa are his assistants.

Head coach, Martin Grubb, said: “The coaching staff think we have appointed a tremendous leadership team.

“There is plenty of leadership across this team and it wasn’t easy just to pick three players for the roles.

“However, these players will command the respect of the dressing room and we think they are the right fit for this roster.

“We have had excellent preparation in the past few days and the boys are excited to get under way for real.”

GB get their World Championship campaign under way tomorrow against Japan (10am UK time face-off), before facing Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Serbia.

All of GB’s games will be shown live on FreeSports with commentary led by Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey.

Pictured left to right: Sam Russell (alternate captain), Tyler Cooper (captain), Jordan Buesa (alternate captain).