Scotland U17 and GB U16 prepare for upcoming events in Sheffield and Swindon

Scotland U17 faced Great Britain U16 twice over the weekend to help the national side prepare for their upcoming Spring Classic event in Swindon at the end of the month.

GB’s team included two Scottish team members – Liam Stenton and Ethan Reid – and they ran out 7-0 and 6-2 winners of the two games, but both sides could take plenty of positives from the matches.

Reid got his name on the scoresheet for GB in the first game, while George Pitcaithly and Scott Jamieson were on target for Scotland in the second encounter.

GB U16 head coach, Steven Lynch, said: “This was a great workout for the boys and two excellent team performances.

“There were many good things across the ice and I was really pleased with what I saw.

“Of course, there are things we have to work on as a team but there are so many positives to take from the weekend.”

“There is a lot of talent in this under-16 programme and that has been evident throughout the weekend.

“These two games were perfect for our preparations for the Swindon tournament at the end of the month.

“It wasn’t just about the games though, we had sessions on and off the ice and it was great to get the squad together.”

GB U16s will next take part in the Spring Classic in Swindon from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April, while Scotland U17 will be part of the Conference Weekend at iceSheffield from Friday 25th to Monday 28th May.

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