Topcat Named In GB Women Squad

Defender Becky Inker makes GB roster

Great Britain Women have named a squad of 29 players for their two international matches against Netherlands Women in Sheffield next month.

 

The two teams will go head-to-head in Ice Sheffield on Thursday 11th February (face-off 7:30pm) and Friday 12th February (12:40pm).

 

The matches are part of both sides' preparations for their respective World Championship tournaments.

 

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “We feel we have a strong and exciting squad for the two Netherlands games.

 

“We have plenty of experience in there but also some exciting young talent as well.

 

“A number of players performed excellently at the Under-18 World Championship tournament in Austria last week and they deserve their chance to step up.

 

“We have named a large squad and not all the players will ice in both games, we will mix things up a bit.

 

“Having these two games gives us a great chance to see the players in match action ahead of the World Championship in Slovenia.”

 

Full GB Womens Roster

 

Netminders:  Samantha Bolwell – Sheffield and Nicole Jackson – Kingston.

 

Defence:  Beth Barwell – Kingston, Holly Cornford – Kingston, Helen Emerson – Kingston, Lauren Halliwell – Sheffield, Bethany Hill – Chelmsford, Sarah Hutchinson – Widnes, Becky Inker – Swindon Topcats, Alice Lamb – Bracknell, Suzi Pearson – Kingston, Beth Scoon – Kingston and Lauren Summers – Bracknell.

 

Forwards:  Louise Adams – Bracknell, Saffron Allen – Sheffield, CJ Ashton – Kingston, Jodie-Leigh Bloom – Sheffield, Amy Campbell - Whitley Bay, Reagan Downing – Kingston, Georgina Farman - Linkoping, Sweden, Leanne Ganney – Bracknell, Katie Girdler - Bracknell , Katie Henry – Solihull, Kim Lane – Bracknell, Katerina Lossnitzer – Slough, Chrissy Newman – Bracknell, Kate Rigby – Solihull, Mariah Spare – Solihull and Kennedy Wallace – Sheffield.

 

Article courtesy of Ice Hockey UK

 

 

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