Scottish quintet included in GB U18 roster for World Championship tournament

Great Britain U18 head coach Martin Grubb has named his roster for this year’s World Championship (Division 1B) tournament in Szekesfehervar.

GB will take on Austria, Italy, Japan, Hungary and Slovenia following their promotion last season.

Scottish-based players Reece Cochrane, Ethan Reid, Liam Stenton, Lewis Houston and Scott Jamieson have all been included in the squad.

The competition takes place at the Ifjabb Ocskay Gabor Ice Hall and runs from 14th to 20th April.

GB will fly out to Bratislava in Slovakia on 8th April for a training camp and challenge games, before moving onto Hungary.

Grubb said: “The competition for places was intense, so there were no easy decisions to make about squad selection.

“The final camp in Dumfries was excellent and it was great to see the talent we have in the junior programme at the moment.

“I think we have a very competitive roster with talent across all areas from front to back.

“After seven seasons in Division 2, it is fantastic that the lads will be up against teams from Division 1 this year.

“I know they are all up for the challenge and excited about pulling on a GB shirt. It is a massive honour for them.”

GB U18 SQUAD

Netminders

Lucas Brine – Northern Cyclones USA
Will Kerlin – OHA

Defence

Bradley Bowering – Peterborough Phantoms
Ed Bradley – CIHA Canada
Callum Burnett – London Raiders
Reece Cochrane – Fife Flyers
Jordan Griffin – Sheffield Steelers
Joe Hazeldine – Nottingham/Telford
Ethan Reid – Murrayfield
Liam Stenton – Solway Sharks

Forwards

Mason Biddulph – Islanders Hockey Club
Kieran Brown – Sheffield Steelers
Louis Chabot – Nepean Raiders
Ethan Hehir – Billingham
Lewis Houston – Solway Sharks
Scott Jamieson – Fife
Patrick Larkin – Nepean Raiders
Jacob Lutwyche – Ridley College
Austin Mitchell-King – Hill Academy
Cade Neilson – Yarmouth Mariners
Reed Sayers – Okanagan
Sam Talbot – Slough/MK Thunder