Two Kirkcaldy youngsters say they are “honoured” to have been given the opportunity to represent Great Britain this season.
Reece Cochrane and Scott Jamieson are amongst five Scottish-based players who have been chosen to play for GB U18 at the World Championship tournament in Hungary during April.
Cochrane, who is also part of the U20 squad playing in Estonia later this month, has spent the majority of this season with Fife Flyers in the Elite League as well as icing for Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the SNL.
He said: “It’s an honour to represent GB again this year with both the 18s and 20s.
“With the 18s moving up a division it will be a great test for us and it’ll be an awesome achievement if we can medal.
“With the 20s we get to revisit Tallinn, where we won gold with the 18s last season. That will be another great experience and hopefully we can bring home some silverware.”
Jamieson, who has split his time this season between the Kestrels and U20 side Fife Falcons, added: “I’m very excited to be selected for Great Britain and can’t wait to feature in the World Championships in Hungary this April.
“I know not everyone gets the opportunity to represent GB and for that I’m truly honoured.”
Another product of the Kirkcaldy junior system, James Spence, has been placed on the reserve list for GB U18. The youngster has been playing in Canada for the past two seasons.
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