Grubb names GB U20 squad for World Championship tournament in Romania

Great Britain U20 head coach Martin Grubb has named his squad for the World Championship tournament in Romania in December.

GB will face Romania, Italy, Korea, Lithuania and Spain in the Division 2A competition from 13-19th December.

Grubb said: “This was a very competitive squad and the coaches had some extremely hard decisions to make.

“But I think we have a great balance from front to back and we are looking forward to seeing what these youngsters can do at an international competition.

“It’s been a long time since the under-20s took part in a World Championship, so it will be a very special moment for everyone.

“I would like to mention Jordan Griffin who would have made the team but for a car accident. We all wish him a speedy recovery.”

Please note that sporting events are currently under coronavirus restrictions in Romania and no spectators are allowed. This is set to be reviewed in late November.

GREAT BRITAIN U20 ROSTER

Netminders: Lucas Brine, Daniel Crowe.

Defence: Bradley Bowering, Sam Cooper, Aren Francis, Calum McGill, Rhodes Mitchell-King, Liam Steele, Liam Stenton.

Forwards: Owen Dell, Oliver Endicott, Jack Goodchild, Alex Graham, Bayley Harewood, Jack Hopkins, Finley Howells, Juha Lindgren, Zaine McKenzie, Logan Neilson, Nathan Ripley, Cain Russell, Sam Watkins.

(Image permission: Helen Hobbins Photography)