NEWS: EPIHL side Hull Pirates challenge GB U20 in World Championship buildup

Hull Pirates, currently third in the English Premier League (EPIHL) will provide the opposition for Great Britain’s Under 20 squad this Wednesday at Hull Arena (face off 7.30pm).

The Great Britain side are preparing for their World Championship tournament in Hungary in December and the game will be one of the final parts of their training camp this week before coach Tom Watkins names his final World Championship squad.

Hull Pirates coach Dominic Osman said: “When Tom Watkins called with the opportunity to play the under-20s, we jumped at the chance as we want to help out the GB programme as much as possible.

“It will also be a good skate for us as a team before a big weekend. We have two players who will be icing for GB so it will be a good chance for us to look at them from the opposing side.

“We appreciate the opportunity to help out and look forward to the night.”

GB head coach Tom Watkins added: “I would like to thank Hull Pirates for enabling this to happen.

“This is a vital camp in our preparations for December’s World Championship.

“It is only a month away from the tournament and it is important we get the squad together. The game against Hull will be very useful as we can get the players into match situations.”

GB’s squad for the training camp and challenge v Hull Pirates is:

Netminders
Denis Bell – Manchester Phoenix
Renny Marr – Coventry Blaze

Defence
Corey Goodison – Telford Tigers
Josh Grieveson – Dundee Stars
Edward Knaggs – Milton Keynes Lightning
Tyler Plews – Edinburgh Capitals
Jordan Stokes – Hull Pirates
Oliver Stone – Swindon Wildcats
Thomas Stubley – Peterborough Phantoms
Josh Tetlow – Bracknell Bees

Forwards
Ivan Antonov – Basingstoke Bison
Glenn Billing – Milton Keynes Lightning
Lee Bonner – Hull Pirates
Jordan Buesa – Braehead Clan
Connor Glossop – Peterborough Phantoms
Connor Henderson – Solway Sharks
Luc Johnson – Milton Keynes Lightning
Jordan Kelsall – Swindon Wildcats
Liam Kirk – Sheffield Steelers
Cole Shudra – Sheffield Steelers
Josh Smith – Bracknell Bees
Kyle Smith – Swindon Wildcats
Duncan Speirs – Solways Sharks

The match on Wednesday 16 November faces off at 7.30pm in Hull Arena.  Tickets are just £5 for adults and kids go free.

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