December 17, 2019
Great Britain Under-20s have made a change to their 22-man roster for next month’s World Championship tournament in Vilnius.
Bracknell Bees forward Caly Robertson replaces Kieran Brown who has pulled out of the squad because of injury.
Britain will face hosts Lithuania, along with Japan, Romania, Serbia and Spain, in the Division II Group A tournament, from 6th to 12th January 2020 at the Pramogu Arena.
GB U20s head coach, Martin Grubb, said: “Losing Kieran is a big blow and I am sure he will be missed. We wish him a speedy recovery from his injury.
“He has made an impact at this level, so to lose him is unfortunate and a big shame for Kieran himself as well as the team.
“However, it means the door opens for another player and Caly was very unlucky not to make the original squad.
“He has World Championship experience with the under-18s, so he knows what it’s all about and what’s expected of him at this level.
“Caly is a talented player and I am sure he will fit in very well. We will be looking for him to bring his current good form into this tournament.”
Revised GB U20s roster
Will Kerlin – Sheffield Steelers
Tyler Perre – Swindon Wildcats
Ed Bradley – Philadelphia HC
Reece Cochrane – Sheffield Steeldogs
Jordan Griffin – Sheffield Steeldogs/Steelers
Joe Hazeldine – Nottingham Panthers
Oliver Lord – Coventry Blaze/Telford
Sam Russell – MK Lightning
Ben Solder – Islanders HC
Liam Stenton – Solway Sharks
Mason Biddulph – Berwick Academy
Jordan Buesa – Fife Flyers
Louis Chabot – Nepean Raiders
Tyler Cooper – Northeast Generals
Alex Graham – Sheffield Steeldogs/Steelers
Ethan Hehir – Leeds Chiefs
Patrick Larkin – Nepean Raiders
Zack Milton – Bracknell Bees
Austin Mitchell-King – Hill Academy
Cade Neilson – Aberdeen Wings
Caly Robertson – Bracknell Bees
Finlay Ulrick – Manchester Storm