Russell pleased with progress made by SIH’s GB goalie prospects

John Russell has delivered a glowing report on Scottish Ice Hockey’s quintet of Great Britain netminding prospects.

Russell is currently working alongside a group of other GB coaches to identify and develop the next generation of goalies for the national programme.

Cameron Kenny (Kirkcaldy), Logan Reid (Solway), Caiden MacColl (North Ayrshire), Daniel Hadden (Kirkcaldy) and Cameron Lees (Lanarkshire) are the first wave of Scottish youngsters Russell has taken under his wing.

They recently participated in a GB goalie camp at Nottingham Arena, with Russell joining Gary Brine, Dave Clancy and Will Kerlin to oversee the session.

The five youngsters were also on the ice during the Scottish National Training Day at Dundee Ice Arena on Sunday.

Russell said: “We had a very successful camp at Nottingham.

“The Scottish goalies have been identified as potentially having the talent to push themselves into the GB set-up at an early age.

“They were put through their paces during two on-ice sessions in the morning and afternoon.

“We worked them hard on the day and I was very impressed with the talent on show. The Scottish lads did themselves proud.

“It’s my job to keep tabs on these goalies throughout the season with their respective teams.

“I attended the Scottish National Training Day on Sunday to coach the five players and others.

“Our next camp is in February 2022, so there is plenty of time for more goalies to catch my eye and be identified.”

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