Seven British players chosen to represent Team GB at Youth Olympics

Great Britain will send seven players to represent their country at next month’s Youth Olympics in Switzerland.

The prestigious international competition – which runs from 9th to 22nd January – will take place in Lausanne.

Carter Hamill, Evan Nauth and Mackenzie Stewart achieved the individual qualifying results to book their places in the men’s section, while Mirren Foy, Amy Robery, Abby Rowbotham and Jessie Taylor accomplished the same feat in the women’s.

The players are part of a 28-strong team representing Team GB in 11 disciplines across 14 days of competition. Claire Rowbotham will be attending as ice hockey team manager.

In previous years, selected players took part in individual skills contests at the Youth Olympics, but the new format sees a combined nations three-on-three cross-ice tournament.

The teams will play a round-robin tournament followed by semi-finals and medal games. Click here for full information about the format on the IIHF website.

IHUK general secretary, Andy French, said: “On behalf of Ice Hockey UK I would like to congratulate everyone on their selection.

“It is an exciting new format for the 2020 Youth Olympics and I am sure all our athletes will enjoy taking part. It is a very prestigious event and one that all seven players should very proud to attend.

“We are very proud to have them represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympics and we wish them the best of luck.”

Click here for more details about all of the Team GB athletes competing in the Youth Olympics.