December 20, 2017

Great Britain Under-18 Women have named their squad for next month’s U18 World Championship Division 1 Group B in Katowice.

The six-team tournament runs from Saturday 6th to Friday 12th January 2018.

GB will come up against hosts Poland, along with Australia, China, Denmark and France.

The squad is drawn mainly from the EIHA junior and womens’ leagues, with a small number playing in Scotland and overseas.

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “I think this is a very exciting squad and we are looking forward to going to Poland.

“The squad gained so much experience in November’s tournament in Spain and we took a lot from that weekend.

“A World Championship is a tough level of competition and this is a very young squad, but there is so much talent.

“It will be a tough week but the coaching staff are confident in this squad’s ability and they can’t wait to get out onto the ice.”

Maisie Gilbert –Telford
Ella Howard – Slough

Lucy Beal – Bracknell/Slough
Emily Johnson – Kingston/Whitley
Verity Lewis – Ontario Hockey Academy
Kaitlyn Morrison – Ontario Hockey Academy
Abbie Sylvester – Bracknell/Chelmsford
Ellie Wakeling – Bracknell/Chelmsford
Jemma Wallis – Sheffield/Sutton

Sophie Campbell – Kirkcaldy
Megan Gourlay – Solway
Charlotte Harris – Bracknell/Cardiff
Emily Harris – Bracknell
Chloe Riley – Sutton/Sheffield
Lizzie Saunders – Sutton/Sheffield
Jessica Sprules – Swindon
Milly Such – Sutton/Sheffield
Kiana Tait – Kingston
Amy Trueman – Solihull
Audrey Wood – Fife