Sheffield Steelers forward Cole Shudra will replace the injured Josh Waller for this week’s Olympic Qualifiers in Cardiff.
Shudra will make his full international debut after making 11 appearances for GB as a junior.
The 25-year-old played five times for the under-18s and made six appearances for the under-20s, including winning a bronze medal in 2018.
Shudra has scored seven goals and contributed 13 assists for 20 points in 44 games for the Steelers this season in all competitions.
Head Coach, Pete Russell, said: “We’re disappointed to lose Josh, especially at such a late stage.
“But as one door closes another one opens. Cole has had a fantastic season with the Steelers and fully deserves his call-up to the full international squad.”
GB face China, Romania and Serbia from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th February at the Vindico Arena in Cardiff.
The group winners will progress to Final Qualifying in August 2024 – the final stage of qualifying before the Winter Olympics in Italy.
Tickets are still available with Adult Tournament Passes offering great value at just £49 which works out at just £8.16 per game.
Senior and Student Tournament Passes can be purchased for £40 (only £6.66 per game), while Under-16 Tournament Passes offer tremendous value at just £25 (£4.16 per game).
Tournament Pass – £49
GB Single Game Ticket – £20
Non-GB Single Game Ticket – £10
Tournament Pass – £40
GB Single Game Ticket – £15
Non-GB Single Game Ticket – £8
Tournament Pass – £25
GB Single Game Ticket – £12
Non-GB Single Game Ticket – £6
Please note that concession, student and under-16 ticket holders may be asked for ID to gain entry.
Thursday 8th February
Romania v Serbia – 4pm
Great Britain v China – 8pm
Saturday 10th February
Romania v China – 3pm
Serbia v Great Britain – 7pm
Sunday 11th February
China v Serbia – 3pm
Great Britain v Romania – 7pm